The day: Opening Day, 2007.
The place: Shea Stadium.
Meteorologists predicted a cool day, with temperatures struggling to reach the low 50's. No rain was in the forecast.
Nor did weathermen predict the enormous drunk who would fall from the sky and land on 58-year-old Met fan Ellen Massey
in the 7th inning, breaking her back and leading to a lawsuit that won't end.
In the latest news, a judge refused to absolve the Mets
from any responsibility for Massey's injuries.
Sterling Mets had argued it shouldn't be held responsible for Ellen
Massey's injuries because 300-pound Timothy Cassidy's five-row fall
onto her neck was "spontaneous and unexpected," and could not be
In a decision made public yesterday, Manhattan Judge
Judith Gische said there was plenty of evidence that the big man was a
big problem. Several witnesses said Cassidy was obviously drunk and
One witness said he was being "loud and boisterous," and another
testified that "he became real vulgar, started trying to pick a fight
with anybody he can."
Cassidy maintains he wasn't drunk,
insisting he had only three beers.
The case is expected to go
to trial by this summer.
Sometimes I feel like Loge13 is the only entity NOT suing the Wilpons these days.
See It's raining Drunks, from the April 2007 Loge 13 Archives