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Astros Season Ticket Holders Sue Team Over 'Overvalued Tickets' Due to Sign-Stealing Scheme

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The Houston Astros have made enemies of the majority of Major League Baseball over the electronic sign-stealing scandal. As it turns out, they also lost some support from their own fan base.

Adam Wallach, an Astros season-ticket holder, is suing the team for "deceptively overcharging" fans while "secretly putting a deficient product on the field."

In his lawsuit, Wallach alleges the team violated Texas' Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act. Wallach is looking to be compensated by the Astros for "inappropriate increases" in ticket prices from 2017-20. Additionally, Wallach is asking for the Astros to not raise ticket prices for at least two years.

Outside of Wallach, a separate Texas law firm is recruiting season-ticket holders to pursue a lawsuit against the team.

If you logged onto your social media account after MLB proved that the Astros cheated in the 2017 season resulting in a World Series victory, you noticed that Houston's following has blindly defended the team. From calling opposing fan bases "crybabies" to saying "others teams do the same thing," it appeared there was no way to get through to the fans in H-Town.

As it turns out, the Astros hitting the wallets of their thousands of fans is enough to cause an internal uprising in Houston.