Since the 2008 revelation that Bernie Madoff’s wildly profitable investment business was all just smoke and mirrors, the owners of the New York Mets have claimed they were one of the victims of the Ponzi scheme. However, a newly unsealed lawsuit says that the Mets owners not only ignored warnings that Madoff was too good to be true, but that they made hundreds of millions off the scheme.
In August 2007, a man was sitting in the second row of Shea Stadium watching the New York Mets blow another promising season when he was struck in the face by the barrel of a shattered bat. He suffered multiple injuries including a shattered jaw as a result. Now, almost three years to the day, he’s filed suit against the Mets, Major League Baseball, players Luis Castillo and Ramon Castro and the bat manufacturer.