The Kansas City Royals have asked that a lawsuit be dismissed that accuses its mascot, Sluggerrr, of injuring a man with a hot dog.

The Kansas City Royals have asked that a lawsuit be dismissed that accuses its mascot, Sluggerrr, of injuring a man with a hot dog.

The Royals responded to the lawsuit filed February in Jackson County Circuit Court by John Coomer, a Kansas man who is seeking money for injuries suffered at a game on Sept. 8.

Coomer says he was attending the game when Sluggerrr climbed on top of the third-base dugout and started shooting hot dogs into the stands with an air gun.

Coomer says a hot dog smacked him in the eye. Coomer claims this caused a detached retina and the development of cataracts in his left eye, forcing him to undergo two eye surgeries.

Lawyers for the Royals write in court documents released Thursday say the suit fails to state sufficient facts. Coomer failed to report the alleged injuries to Royals personnel, including the organization’s fan assistants or medical personnel.

The suit was filed at the Independence annex courthouse, which the Royals say is not the proper territorial jurisdiction or venue.

For now, the case was assigned to judge Michael Manners. The next scheduled hearing is a case management conference at 8:30 a.m. June 1.