"America’s pastime — baseball — is refusing to do right by its fans," states the complaint, which also targets MLB partner StubHub.
While baseball fans nationwide are dismayed about missing opening day and wondering whether this season will happen, the league and major ticket sales sites are facing a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit from fans who want their tickets refunded.
"While many businesses across this country have acted lawfully and ethically by providing consumers with refunds for events that will never occur during this pandemic, sometimes at the risk of bankruptcy, it remains notable that America’s pastime — baseball — is refusing to do right by its fans," writes attorney David Azar in the complaint, which is posted here. "As stadiums remain empty for the foreseeable future, baseball fans are stuck with expensive and unusable tickets for unplayable games in the midst of this economic crisis. Under the pretext of 'postponing' games, at the directive of MLB, Teams and Ticket Merchants are refusing to issue refunds for games which are not going to be played as scheduled — if ever; and, should any games be played this year, it is almost certain that they will be played without spectators."