April 11, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros owner Jim Crane talks to fans during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros owner sues Comcast and NBC

Lawsuits are everywhere. It doesn’t matter if it’s a professional athlete, musician, actor, politician or just your regular everyday citizen, lawsuits are apart of life.

Some lawsuits aren’t as serious but when it comes to professional teams, now those can get pretty heated. When the details of the lawsuit are released to the public, not everybody understands. Some may see what’s put out there and figure it’s not that big of a deal.

But when you spend millions on a team, you expect those who are tied to the franchise to hold their end of whatever deal they agree’d on before the team was sold.

Now Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is suing former owner Drayton McLane, Comcast and NBC as he’s accusing all three of fraud and civil conspiracy according to the Houston Chronicle.

Crane bought the team back in 2011 for $680 million which was handed over to Drayton himself. Comcast Sports Net Houston launched in fall of 2012 but happens to only be available in 40 percent of Houston households. That’s a problem if you’re trying to put together a competitive team.

If your team isn’t on TV as much as anybody else, then nobody is going to want to represent your club. That’s a big problem.

The team is already in rebuild mode.

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