Law firm seeks Dodgers fans to sue the Astros
Los Angeles Dodgers fans looking for revenge on the Houston Astros for their sign-stealing scandal finally have the chance.
A Texas-based law firm, who has filed two lawsuits on behalf of season ticket holders against the Houston Astros for sign-stealing, is seeking Dodgers and Yankees fans who attended 2017 postseason games to build their own lawsuits against the Astros.
An associate from the law firm of Hilliard Martinez Gonzalez LLP told the Houston Chronicle, who originally reported the news, “We’re trying to find people who traveled to Minute Maid Park, Yankees or Dodgers fans, who spent money in flights, hotel rooms, rental cars, to watch a game that was not fair.”
The firm set up a website for fans to learn more about the filing and provide information on whether they attended any of the games in question.
The website describes the sign-stealing scandal as “a series of incidents where members of the Houston Astros baseball organization stole signs of opposing teams.” In bold and capitalized letters, the site notes the Astros actions violated MLB rules and “this is unfair to paying Dodgers fans and compensation should be demanded.”
The site also provides a toll free number for fans to call: 1-800-815-0901.
The original lawsuit on behalf of Astros season ticket holder, Adam Wallach, was filed in Houston court in February. There are several potential lawsuits stemming from the cheating scandal, with former Dodgers pitcher Mike Bolsinger suing the team as well.
The Astros sign-stealing scheme was revealed by Mike Fiers, who pitched for the team between 2015-2017, and uncovered to the public in an article published by The Athletic in November 2019.
Major League Baseball conducted an investigation that substantiated Fiers claims, particularly for the 2017 season when the Astros defeated the Dodgers in seven games in the World Series. No players were punished as a result of the investigation, having been granted immunity for cooperating with investigators. General manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A. J. Hinch were ultimately suspended for the 2020 season.
If you’re a Dodgers fan who attended a postseason game in 2017 and believe the penalties against the Astros weren’t strong enough, here is your chance for revenge!