Fan sues Yankees over players’ PED use


A Brooklyn man is suing the New York Yankees, saying that their players’ use of PEDs amounts to consumer fraud. Is it just me, or is this like suing for reimbursement for the money you spent going to see David Wells pitch a hungover perfect game?

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  1. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Okay, so let me get this straight. He went to a World Series game where his team won and he wants to be REIMBURSED for that?

    Give me a freaking break.

  2. Mike A. says:

    Scumbag. Anything for money. If he actually wins the case and gets paid, the Yanks should invite him to the Stadium as a guest, then push him down the stairs so they get their money’s worth.

  3. Ivan says:

    Only in America folks

  4. Tommy says:

    David Wells’ body is his temple.

  5. Jeff says:

    The United States of Litigation
    Cheap way to make a story. Wonder if a journalist friend gave him some money for that one or if he is just so crazed for attention that such a low character move would seem worth it.
    My wish: Someone finds that guy comming home from work one night and kicks the crap out of him.

  6. Grant says:

    What an idiot, I swear to goodness.

    Jeff – Great point.

    Tommy – …of sin!

    Mack – it won’t go to court. He would have to prove they took them, good luck. But first he would have to show that the Yankees and or MLB assured it’s patrons there would be no PEDs before selling him the ticket. On top of all that the Judge would have to consider the presidence being set. Every ticket sold for a game featuring a player named in the Mitchell report would then be grounds for suit. It’s just a big publicity stunt and a joke.

  7. Rich says:

    No court would touch this case with a ten foot syringe.

    • Lloydbanks says:

      Agreed. This case isnt going anywhere. Not to mention, no plaintiff counsel would be dumb enough to take this case, Textbook example of frivolous lawsuit.

  8. Realist says:

    This is ridiculous! If anyone sees Mr. Mitchell , some coincidence , huh? , smack that dope in the head….hopefully knocking some sense into him! These are the type of lawsuits that tie up the judicial system and waste our haed earned tax money.

  9. bostonsucks@life says:

    This guy should just walk himself into oncoming traffic

    • It'sMeSNITCHES!!! says:

      Harsh. The fact that the guy is suing for $200 leads me to believe that his lawsuit is more tongue-in-cheek than anything. Hiring a lawyer exceeds $200, so I think he’s just trying to make a statement.. stupid nevertheless.

  10. Kevin says:

    The case is going to be in small claims court, so you don’t need a lawyer for that. Its not about the money, its about the principle of having players on the field who aren’t using performance enhancing drugs. Of course its for publicity, he isn’t trying to get rich off it.

    • ceciguante says:

      agreed, kevin. plaintiff was even quoted as saying his complaint is more about making the yankees come to court than anything. which is funny, because he’s admitting that his lawsuit is frivolous (i.e., not about the charges). if he was seeking more than the $5K threshold, he would need to file in a trial court (instead of small claims), and could be subject to sanctions. it’s just another American Grandstand.

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