In April, Andrew Robert Rector fell asleep while attending a baseball game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
Fast forward a few months, and the uninterested fan has filed a $10 million lawsuit against ESPN because he believes announcers Dan Shulman and John Kruk directed an “avalanche of disparaging words" in his direction after he zonked out in the fourth inning.
In his filing, Rector accuses the pair of painting an inaccurate portrait of him, specifically one of a "fatty cow that need two seats at all time and represent symbol of failure."
Rector also says Shulman and Kruk depict him as a "confused individual that neither understands nor knows anything about history and the meaning of rivalry between Red Sox and New York Yankes," while indirectly labeling him as a "socially bankrupt individual."
Does Rector have a case*? Watch the exchange between the announcers in reference to his ballgame nap and decide for yourself:
*(No. Not even a small one.)
Is this the strangest news of the past several months? NO!
In face, it's not even close, as you'll find out below: