Is there a legal remedy to Let Teddy Win?

This morning WTOP radio’s Brennan Haselton raises a critical question for the Let Teddy Win movement in advance of today’s home opener: Does Teddy have a legal remedy vs. the Nationals?

Haselton features input from WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Dave McConnell and American University law professor Stephen Vladeck, among others. “Teddy really is a victim here,” Vladeck proposes, “and the question is why can’t the law provide him with a remedy?”

It’s a fascinating question and a great piece of journalism, so I’ll even forgive Haselton for getting Teddy’s loss count wrong. After all, Teddy’s streak could end today. Listen Now.

UPDATE: Haselton’s feature was awarded the DC Society of Professional Journalists Award for Best Radio Feature of the year, with the Judge’s Comment: “Haselton telescopes humor, history, baseball and politics into must-listen radio. The kind of audio treat that brings smiles.”

3 Responses

  1. So what’s the big deal about losing? You haven’t heard Teddy complain. And in March Madness, all but one of the college teams finished with a loss.

  2. I do believe that Teddy has legal standing and an excellent chance of prevailing if he filed suit against the Nationals. His actions could be 1) fixing races in violation of local and federal laws 2) conspiracy to fix races 3) violation of interstate commerce laws 4) infliction of pain and duress against paying customers 5) violations of the 1st, 5th, and 14th amendments.

  3. That’s awesome. I really think Brennan was onto something. So can we somehow pursue this on behalf of Teddy?

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