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Thursday, August 02, 2012

New York Yankees Facebook Page Announces Derek Jeter To Miss Rest Of Season Due To Sex Change [UPDATE: A Bunch Of Other Teams Hacked Too]

I hope he at least gets a gift basket.

It’s gone now, but it seems the Yankees’ Facebook was hacked just now as it posted this breaking news about Derek Jeter’s upcoming sexual reassignment surgery. Congratulations to the hacker; we didn’t even know they had the Internet in Boston.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 02, 2012 at 05:27 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, derek jeter, gender-reassignment surgery, giants, hacking, marlins, nationals, padres, social media, yankees

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   1. i'm only STEAGLES when it's complicated Posted: August 02, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4199314)
i liked the padres one:

just a note: though the handicapped are allowed to enjoy padres games at petco park their attendance is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.

that's not as good as the norm mcdonald weekend update bit that's my new favorite youtube video of the day, but i got a chuckle out of it, at least.
   2. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 02, 2012 at 09:01 PM (#4199324)
   3. Shock Posted: August 02, 2012 at 09:07 PM (#4199331)
See, when I first read the headline I thought it said "Sex Charge." That's just realistic enough to be a good gag. The real one was just dumb.
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: August 02, 2012 at 09:29 PM (#4199348)
just a note: though the handicapped are allowed to enjoy padres games at petco park their attendance is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.

Sounds like the Indians when they were constantly getting sellouts (have a buddy in a wheel chair kept trying to get the handicapped tickets and they refused to sell them, then would put them up for sale at the counter on the day of the game at normal price)
   5. Gamingboy Posted: August 02, 2012 at 09:37 PM (#4199358)
Does anybody know if Jonah Keri would be able to hack the Nationals facebook in order to do such a thing?
   6. DA Baracus Posted: August 02, 2012 at 09:51 PM (#4199369)
If you're going to do this, you better be funny. These are pretty good. I too love the Padres one.
   7. zonk Posted: August 02, 2012 at 09:53 PM (#4199373)

   8. cardsfanboy Posted: August 02, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4199376)
Agree with post 6, although the Angels one was stupid, and the Braves one helps tell the identity of the hacker, I didn't know Sam was a computer hacker.
   9. Esoteric Posted: August 02, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4199377)
These are actually *really* funny. Whoever is doing this is well above the level of the standard dumb teenage hacker.

Loved the vulgar Braves one immediately followed by the hashtag #ThisIsWhyWeChop. But nothing tops the White Sox Tweet, again because of the hashtag kicker. That's the clear winner right there, and I won't spoil it by repeating it here. Click through and laugh.
   10. Esoteric Posted: August 02, 2012 at 09:57 PM (#4199378)
Actually, the Marlins one is pretty friggin' great too.

Yeah, this guy's a winner, whoever he is.
   11. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 02, 2012 at 10:08 PM (#4199387)
The Phillies have not yet been hacked, though the elementary-school-level Photoshops they put up sometimes make me think they have been.
   12. PASTE Will Notice Harper When He Hits .467 (Zeth) Posted: August 02, 2012 at 10:14 PM (#4199395)
I thought the Astros' page had been hacked. but I checked around and apparently they really are giving away a Cesar Cedeno autographed ball.
   13. Howie Menckel Posted: August 02, 2012 at 10:21 PM (#4199397)

F*** Bill Murray on the Cubs page was pretty good, too.

And I love me some Bill Murray.
He used to live a couple of miles from where I grew up, and he'd buy beer at the beverage discount place where my buddies worked. It wasn't THAT easy to find, and he didn't really need to save a buck on a 12-pack. But why pay more?

   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 02, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4199407)
Its not like its that hard to guess the Yankees password:
suckittheo (note: password needs to be updated)

   15. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 03, 2012 at 12:26 AM (#4199458)
BTF users' odds of receiving gift baskets just improved.
   16. MM1f Posted: August 03, 2012 at 01:49 AM (#4199492)
A friend's facebook comment on this reads: "Can they turn A-Rod into a man while they're at it?"
   17. RMc is organizationalwide! Posted: August 03, 2012 at 08:11 AM (#4199524)
I knew the Tigers message was phony: "We're going to start hitting with runners on base!"

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