Andrew Rector, 26, claims to have suffered emotional distress as a result of the words used by the commentators during the telecast from Yankee Stadium.
Andrew Rector claims he has suffered emotional distress due to an ‘unending verbal crusade’ against him during the broadcast, in which the camera panned to his second-row seat in the lower level of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and showed him snoozing, according to The Smoking Gun.
Major League Baseball has been named as a defendant in the complaint after the clip was uploaded to the MLB website as part of a highlights packed, allegedly causing a flurry of insulting comments.
ESPN announcer Dan Shulman is accused of referring to the New Yorker as ‘oblivious’, while the second commentator, John Kruk, is accused of saying a ballpark is ‘not the place you come to sleep’.
Schulman also questioned whether Rector had slept through a third inning home run by Yankee Carlos Beltran, which causes a huge applause from the crowd of 45,000.