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Monday, June 29, 2015

HR Derby to feature brackets, timed rounds

Instead of a set number of “outs” per round, each player this year will have five minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. A running clock will begin counting down upon release of the first pitch, though it will stop for any home run hit during the final minute. The clock will stop immediately after those home run balls land and will not begin again until a non-home run ball lands or the batter swings and misses.

cardsfanboy Posted: June 29, 2015 at 07:53 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game, homerun derby

Friday, June 19, 2015

How Royals fans have turned MLB’s All-Star voting into anarchy - Yahoo Sports

What a mess.

More than 300 million votes have been accepted, according to the league, and the record of 390 million should fall sometime this week. Almost certainly a half-billion votes will be cast by the time balloting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 2. And that doesn’t include the massive amounts of votes Bob Bowman, the CEO of MLB Advanced Media, said the league disallowed because of concerns over fake or improper voting.

“I’m not saying we bat 1.000,” Bowman said. “But it’s between 60 and 65 million votes that have been canceled. We don’t really trumpet it because if someone thinks they’re getting away with it, they’ll try to again.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2015 at 03:16 PM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game

Thursday, June 18, 2015

I hacked the MLB All-Star voting page in under 20 minutes

To be fair, “hacked” really isn’t the right word. That word implies some kind of username/password cracking, which in turn implies some kind of secure system, and quite frankly, the All Star voting page set up by MLB is anything but secure. With a basic knowledge of HTML, a bit of Javascript, and a few minutes to play around, I was able to exploit MLB’s All-Star voting system quite easily.

The key to exploiting the system was realizing that—are you ready for this?—there is zero verification surrounding the most important piece of information supplied in the voting process: your email address. The voting page asks you to supply an email address, along with some other information such as a birthdate, a zip code, and a favorite team, but unlike most systems that at least try to implement some form of security, MLB does not require you to validate your email address. There’s no confirmation email sent with a “click here to verify” or “use this five-digit verification code” message, some way of ensuring that the email address you supplied in the voting process is actually yours.

Zach Posted: June 18, 2015 at 12:05 PM | 47 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game, royals, voting

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

ASG Promotion - Vote for Best Players by Franchise

Voting for Top 4 players by franchise, from Negro Leagues, Pioneers and all Living Players.

bbmck Posted: April 08, 2015 at 04:16 PM | 86 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game, great baseball players, negro leagues

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

MLB is eliminating paper All-Star ballots and our childhood weeps | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

When the news broke Tuesday that MLB would be getting rid of its paper All-Star ballots starting with the 2015 season, I was momentarily transported to being a 10-year-old kid sitting inside Oakland Coliseum with a pencil in my hand.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 17, 2015 at 09:56 PM | 152 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game

Saturday, February 07, 2015

All-Star Game To Be Awarded By Bid, Manfred Says - BaseballAmerica.com

The devil is in the details.

New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he intends to award the All-Star Game with a bidding process, rather than alternating leagues as has been the practice generally every season since the game was put in place in 1933.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 07, 2015 at 10:33 AM | 59 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game

 

 

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