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Major League Baseball is seeking a court order requiring an internet service provider to identify people posting pornographic images and threats to parts of its website, Reuters reports. Attorneys for the league asked a New York state judge on Thursday for a subpoena that would order St. Louis-based Charter …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Seasoned trolls..

    OK El Reg, while this is an IT site let us not lose touch with the reality of the IQ of most internet trolls. It put my money on this being a real moron. Remember that we are talking here as well, the most godawful sport ever to disgrace the airwaves (okay... curling wins by a broomstick). It is highly probable an IP address would unmask the troll. That is all.

  2. Crazy Operations Guy

    Idiots all around

    If they managed to track which IP addresses are posting this stuff, then why haven't they just added them to their deny list on the Server, firewall or wherever convenient? Of course it is baseball, so I wouldn't be surprised if their site was actually hosted using some crap PHP-based forum software running on servers hosted by GoDaddy or some equally crap-tastic company.

    As for the troll, how the hell cares that much about a sport? or specifically about just one guy? I've always found that the more passionate about a sport, the stupider they are. No exceptions.

  3. Anonymous Coward

    Pics or it didn't happen

    Then again...never mind.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Looks like...

    ...4chan is on the job again...

  5. meteort
    Dead Vulture

    Which button...

    ...let's me upload pics of my bits to the El Reg site?

    I really think you should let us pick our own avatars....

    1. Anonymous Coward

      The one for your bits

      Is the same key as that little > marker.

  6. TeeCee Gold badge

    Watch this space!

    Taking: ".....has traced the IP addresses used to post the messages to Charter."

    and: "'s an open website that allows people to post information anonymously..."

    together leads me to one conclusion. Now the latter's public knowledge, the former won't be true much longer. This afternoon could well be International Snap Your Goolies For Major League Baseball Day.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I detect


    and "Dont' mess with football! I mean baseball..."

  8. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

    As Coral Browne said

    "It's no one I know".

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