Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reported a short while ago on Twitter that the Yankees have gotten a temporary restraining order against Stubhub which prevents it, for the time being, from opening a storefront near Yankee Stadium.
Now, I’m not a legal expert like some of my favorite fellow baseball bloggers who all seem to be former lawyers but one in particular, Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk, had this to say about the TRO:
A TRO is granted without any kind of hearing or evidence beyond the sworn statement of the plaintiff, in this case the Yankees, saying that they will be irreparably harmed if the activity at issue isn’t stopped. A hearing will be held in the next few days, however, as to whether or not StubHub should be enjoined from doing so for a longer period. The TRO, in fact, could have been issued without StubHub even being present in the judges chambers.
Let’s get ready to rumblllllllllllllle!