Jed S. Rakoff, a district court judge, not only rejected a bid by the team’s owners to have the remaining claims of a lawsuit filed by the trustee for the victims of Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud dismissed, but he also decided that the trustee was entitled to collect up to $83 million in fictitious profits from the men. He said the exact amount would be determined in a "subsequent order."
The article goes on to say that if the case were to go to trial, Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz “could” be liable for up to $300 million in damages. This cannot be good news for the already financially-troubled franchise, so let us leave it to FanGraphs’ Eno Sarris to lend some humor:
Ooh goody nothing says baseball like rare diseases and financial trials. #gomets
— Eno Sarris (@enosarris) March 5, 2012
If it wasn’t for bad luck, etc.