Marlins Facebook Account Hacked with Promise of "Free Pit Bull" Night

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Earlier today, someone hacked into the Facebook accounts of several Major League Baseball teams and the Marlins were not spared. For a brief moment, the Marlins Facebook page promised the first 10,000 fans in attendance at the next game that they'd receive a free "fighting pit bull." Updated.



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Pit bulls, the dog breed not the rapper, are banned in Miami-Dade County. That fact was underscored earlier this year when Marlins pitcher Mark Buehrle moved his family to Broward so he could keep his pet pit.

Several other teams' Facebook accounts were hacked as well. According to Deadspin, the Yankee's page announced that Derek Jeter would undergo "sex reassignment surgery." The Padres strongly discouraged attendance by the handicapped, and the Cubs proclaimed "Fuck Bill Murray."

So is this the work of a hacker, or maybe some pissed off employee who works for MLB's social media operation?

Update: Turns out it was an inside job. MLB released the following statement.
Recently, several Pages made unauthorized posts as a result of actions from a single rogue administrator of these Pages. Our team responded quickly and worked with our partners to eliminate the spam caused by this attack. This was an unique, isolated incident and we are always working to improve our systems to better protect our users and their data.
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csunbean
csunbean

Interesting. Pitbulls are helping a lot of people find their way to PRISON after the dog mauls.. Just saying...

The it's the owner not the breed mantra sounds logical but it's not. This repetitive slogan is illogical. Other dog breeds owned in much greater numbers  have equal chances of getting neglectful and abusive owners, yet they adapt to human shortcomings and don't maul people or pets at anywhere near the rate that pitbulls do. Labs are routinely forgotten and chained in backyards and they are the most popular dog breed in America, Labs are not the top killers, pitbull are. Beagles are routinely penned up in backyards and ignored. They are  given no human socialization but they do not pose any threat to humans when they get loose.              Most dog bites are nothing more than a minor annoyance, as they rarely break the skin. This is why you don't hear about them on the news. If a normal dog is in a fight it will fight until the opponent submits and then stop.  Pitbulls don't bite, They maul. They do not stop when the victim submits, they keep on mauling until the pet or human is left in parts. The other problem with pitbulls is that they are extremely strong, and were bred to have fewer pain receptors, and are able to keep breathing while attacking. This makes it extremely hard for people to stop a pitbull attack in progress. News stories are full of stories of strong men being mauled and three or more men being unable to get a pitbull to let go of its victim.

Mortality, Maiming and Mauling by Vicious Dogs, Annals of Surgery, April 2011, is study of dog injuries in hospitals spanning the last 15 years. The study found that you have a more than 2500 times higher chance of dying if attacked by a pitbull. In addition it found that pitbulls caused the highest hospital charges, and the most deaths, dismemberments, permanent disability, and disfigurement of all breeds. The study also found that pitbulls attack children, and owners much more often than other breeds AND IT IS FAMILY LOVED AND UNABUSED PITBULLS THAT ARE MAULING PEOPLE. Despite be given all the love and care that other dogs enjoy, pitbulls turn suddenly and the owners are always shocked by the sudden change in behavior. Alexandra Semyonova, a world reknown animal researcher and author of the book, The 100 Silliest Things People say About Dogs, says pitbulls have a disconnect between the thinking and impulse control centers in the brain and a different chemical make up in the brain. Just as you can't see a gene that suddenly turns on cancer, you can't see the gene that is suddenly activated in a pitbull making them violent. I personally know of several people who had a pitbull turn on them after years of normal behavior. Personal accounts of owners who had "nice" pitbulls doesn't mean that pitbulls are not dangerous. This again is illogical. The statistics on pitbulls seriously harming  people  at a much higher rate than other dogs are overwhelming. You can't love out genes or untrain genes. Family owned and loved pitbulls can turn on a dime.  If you believe that pitbulls are just like any other dog, and regurgitate the false "its the owner not the breed mantra" you might of believed the world was flat, too Just because something sounds good doesn't make it true.  LOVE THY NEIGHBOR, don't own a pitbull!

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James G. Camp
James G. Camp

This may give anyone a better understanding and allow them to make a more informed decision of what is at stake ? Watch the video, this is a very grave matter, one that as I research deeper, there is no doubt in my mind that pit bulls are the equivalent of swimming with sharks in the ocean. I really am more astonished that Buehrle's efforts are even heard on this subject, that it's even coming to a vote ? Buehrle has barely lived here long enough to be considered a FL resident and he can effect our community at this level ? Trade him elsewhere, Tampa or any team outside of FL, I don't care if he can pitch at a Cy Young level. http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/Police-City-worker-saves-man-from-dog-attack/-/11788162/15939790/-/1qajsk/-/index.html

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Sorry, I have to vote to keep the ban on these dogs, there are enough irresponsible owners that are circumventing the ban as it is. One incident is one more than should happen. Should the ban be overturned I guarantee you that I will personally be forced to get a CCW. I will also impose my own version of zero tolerance, regardless of state legislation and destroy the animal at the very first show of aggression, if I even get that much warning. Don't worry, I don't discriminate vs any breed just the same of a certain size and class of animal. Lap sized dogs are no big deal I can fend off one of those by kicking it. But I draw the line at something 20+ lbs or more that is knee high or bigger. I refuse to take the risk of minimally, bodily injury from a dog bite for a pet owner that fails to have a pit bull muzzled and restrained. No argument you could make will sway my opinion now or ever. I refuse to be bullied, victimized and terrorized in this manner by my neighbors. If the police can kill your dog, so should I and I will stop at nothing at my avail to kill that animal, if it takes an automobile to run it over and crush it, so be it. I still can't believe that there are pit bull owners that seek to overturn this ban. If it takes shipping off and trading Buerhle as a Marlins pitcher to another part of this country to another team, then so be it. By him owning 4 of them in Broward County he has endangered the lives of anyone that lives close enough to be effected by his error in judgment, I have no issues with anyone having a dog as a pet, but when the health and safety issues that owning one creates becomes too much risk to bear, I don't want to hear an apology from an apathetic owner that won't even pick up & dispose of the animals poop. http://thetruthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/2012/07/medical-experts-and-injuries-caused-by.html http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Pit-Bull-Shot-and-Killed-by-BSO-Deputy-159213355.html

Priscilla Telon
Priscilla Telon

Vote yes to end BSL on August 14!! Ignorance should not be killing innocent pitties

Gerald Anthony King
Gerald Anthony King

Exactly Ronald freaking prick! There is nothing wrong with the Pit Bull breed it's the stupid ass owners you need to worry about just like guns...

Ronald Solano
Ronald Solano

^ stfu, people like you is the reason Pits have a bad name.

Geoff Paugam
Geoff Paugam

Good thing its not, otherwise there wouldn't have been any fans left unbitten by the end of the game!

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