Houston Astros owner Jim Crane suing former Astros owner

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HOUSTON – Have you ever bought a pair of pants, then tried them on at home and suddenly didn’t really like them anymore? Yeah, buyer’s remorse. It happens to all of us, and it seems that’s what’s happening with Astros owner Jim Crane.

Crane is suing the team’s former owner, Drayton McLane, Comcast/NBC Universal, accusing all three of fraud. He’s been the focal point of the ongoing dispute with the Rockets and Comcast over the inability to reach an agreement on a contract, which is why most of Houston cannot see Astros or Rockets games.

Crane accuses McLane of misrepresenting the value of the network before purchasing the team.

Comcast calls the move “a desperate act.”

You know, it’s bad enough that the Astros have been the laughingstock of baseball on the field. It appears that may be the case off it, too.