Florida Man Sues Tampa Bay Rays Over Promotional Text Messages

September 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm by Terez in MLB, Tampa Bay Rays

For one Florida man, he couldn’t care less about the Tampa Bay Rays potentially finishing a season above .500.  He began getting unwanted random texts from the ball club, but instead of just complaining about it, he went ahead and sued them. Via WTSP: “Fernandez says in the lawsuit the text messages invaded his privacy, intruded upon his seclusion and solitude, constituted a nuisance, and wasted his time by requiring him to delete the messages. Fernandez says the texts made him “incur tangible harms such as loss of cell phone battery life and financial losses in requiring him to recharge his phone.” Fernandez is seeking up to $1,500 for the texts he claims violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and $500 for every text that he says violated policies in that act, according to the lawsuit.”

Fernandez says he was getting the following messages from Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Ltd.:

Opening Day is one week away! Get your tickets now and join the Rays for the start of the 2018 season. http://atmlb.com/2HTrLoi Text STOP to cancel

Happy Opening Day 2018! The Rays season begins today at 4:00 p.m as they take on the Boston Red Sox. Game info: https://bit.ly/ly2GXec8h Text STOP to cancel

Today only: $20-Press Level tickets for Blue Jays vs. Rays matchup on Saturday, May 5, at 6:10! https://atmlb.com/2qYO85D Text STOP to cancel

Today only, purchase $12– lower level tix for STAR WARS Night on Sat. 5/25 when the Rays host the O’s at 4:10 pm https://atmlb.com/2rkJy0X Text STOP to cancel

A spokesperson for the Rays had this to say: “We don’t have any comment. Thank you.” – TO