There has been extensive fallout of the Houston Astros cheating scandal in baseball. From suspensions to fines to taking away draft picks, the MLB has internally disciplined the Astros. However, there has been speculation as to the potential legal consequences of the cheating scandal. On January 23, 2020, one such legal consequence became apparent when five fantasy baseball players filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York against the MLB, the Astros, and the Boston Red Sox. …Continue Reading
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Signs and Signals and Trashcans, Oh My! Astros Cheating Scheme Exposed
Sports scandals are not a foreign concept to fans, players, coaches, owners, and the like. For example, on March 2, 2012, the NFL announced it had evidence of the New Orleans Saints’ “bounty system that gave cash rewards for knocking [opposing players] out of games” during the 2009-2011 NFL seasons. Somewhat similar, MLB is experiencing something that, while less dangerous, is just as detrimental to the integrity of the sport.
Baseball catchers use signs and signals to determine what type of pitch will be thrown …Continue Reading
Caught Stealing: Sports Agent Alleges Financial Adviser Poached Star MLB Client for Scott Boras
On May 10, 2019, sports agent Robert Garber of RMG Sports Group LLC brought suit against financial adviser Bruce Lee, wherein he alleges Lee helped the infamous agent Scott Boras poach Boston Red Sox star J.D. Martinez just in time for Martinez’s big payday.
Specifically, per the complaint, Garber represented Martinez from 2010 until 2017, when Martinez was positioned to enter the free agent market. However, just months before signing a $110 million deal with Boston – all of which is guaranteed in Major …Continue Reading
Baseball And Broken Bats: Woman Injured At Fenway Park May Have Limited Recovery Rights
A spectator named Tonya Carpenter sustained serious injuries after being struck by a broken piece of a baseball bat at Friday night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. Her condition has since been upgraded to fair.
The question however remains: what sort of civil liability will Fenway Park, the Red Sox, and other associated parties face?
Baseball has long been known as America’s pastime, and for spectators, it has always posed some degree of risk. In response to …Continue Reading