The Houston Astros can likely expect lawsuits against them for years to come. And that’s completely reasonable given the fact that they may have cheated MLB teams and players out of future money and success.
The latest lawsuit against Houston came via former MLB pitcher Mike Bolsinger. Bolsinger pointed to former GM Jeff Luhnow’s latest lawsuit as support for his case which has been pending since February. When asked to comment on Bolsinger’s suit, Jim Crane’s lawyer alleged that the case would be treated like the Saints fan who attempted to sue the NFL over a blown call by officials during the 2019 playoffs.
Similar publicity-seeking lawsuits related to high-profile sporting events with virtually no chance of success on the merits are common. The lawsuits garner national media attention for the plaintiff and his attorney before being dismissed as meritless and contrary to public policy.
Unfortunately, attorney John Hueston did not stop there with slamming Bolsinger. He went on to say that Bolsinger filed the case in California for attention from MLB, simply because the Astros cheated against the Dodgers in the 2017 World Series.
Plaintiff filed this lawsuit in California for media attention — because the Astros played the Dodgers in the 2017 World Series here — not because Plaintiff was injured or suffered damages here.
The Astros seem to be making a habit of tarnishing the names of professionals in the industry in order to protect their own cause at this point. Bolsinger’s lawsuit alleges that their cheating led to him getting hit hard in games against Houston, and that led to him being unable to find a job in MLB later on. Whether that can be proven will be up to a judge to determine. As of now, the case remains pending until January.
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