As if it isn’t already difficult enough for ~Red$uxxx69~ and Wrigley4Lyfe***420 to earn credibility on baseball message boards, it seems that a bunch of ne’er-do-wells are flooding the MLB.com boards with porn spam links. Major League Baseball has filed a subpoena in New York Supreme Court against Charter Communications, to which the IP addresses were traced back to, in order to determine the identity of the offending users. Good thing, too. We certainly can’t have web sites flooded with porn.
These vulgar efforts have been taking place for nearly a year, as the first offenses began popping up in July 2009. MLB’s legal team claims that the posts have not only been pornographic in nature, but threatening as well. In fact, in between posts of user genitalia, there have been threats toward someone known as “McCabe.” Wait a second… user genitalia and violent threats… Has anyone performed a search on Roger Clemens’ computer?
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Since July 2009, MLB’s message boards have been flooded by dozens of “threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, demeaning, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit, indecent and inappropriate” messages or images…
It’s still unclear when the content in question was originally posted and how frequently the user or users bombarded the site afterward. If the site was really smeared “dozens” of times, though, wouldn’t MLB have taken action a long time ago? It’s surprising that this kind of material could just slip past the security of such a major site.
According to Reuters, the threats toward “McCabe” were sexual in nature, prompting Mike Piazza to change his name to McCabe M. McCaberson. While Charter representatives have yet to issue a comment, the company is based out of St. Louis, which means that MLB is dealing with the most intelligent and loyal porn spammers in America.