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Man Hurt in Ballpark Fight Sues Alleged Attackers

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BALTIMORE (AP/WBOC)- A man who sustained a head injury in a fight during a ball game at Camden Yards is suing his alleged assailants for $5 million.

Matthew Fortese, of Hagerstown, filed the suit last week in Baltimore City Circuit Court.

On May 29, 2013, police say Fortese was punched in the head and fell off a 5-foot wall onto a concrete walkway while attending a Baltimore Orioles game against the Washington Nationals. He was taken to Shock Trauma in critical condition.

The lawsuit says 22-year-old Michael Bell, of Annapolis, and 23-year-old Gregory Fleischman, of Jarrettsville, were taunting, harassing and throwing things at Fortese and his date. According to police, Fortese was wearing a New York Yankees baseball cap. The Orioles and Yankees are American League East Division rivals.

Bell and Fleischman are charged with assault. Fleischman's lawyer Jeremy Eldridge says neither he nor his client has been served with the civil suit.

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