The Facebook pages of several Major League Baseball (MLB) teams were hacked Thursday afternoon with hackers posting amusing status and downright obscene messages on the wall, the Associated Press (AP) reported.
In a statement following the hacking incident, the MLB Advanced said: "For a brief moment today, a few MLB Club Facebook accounts were hacked and inappropriate material was briefly on display from those Clubs' pages on Facebook. MLB Advanced Media oversees these Facebook pages on behalf of the Clubs and regrets this occurrence. We are working with Facebook, Major League Baseball Security and where appropriate, legal authorities to determine the circumstances surrounding the situation."
The several teams that became unwitting victims to the hacking attacks include the Giants, Miami Marlins, Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees and Chicago Clubs, the AP report added.
The Yankees' page had a message that read: "We regret to inform our fans that Derek Jeter will miss the rest of the season with sexual reassignment surgery. He promises to come back stronger than ever in 2012 as Minnie Mantlez."
The AP reported how the Marlins' page had a posting that read: "Just a reminder tonight is FREE PITBULL NIGHT at Marlins Park. The first 10,000 fans ages 18 and under will receive a free rescued fighting Pitbull courtesy of the Dade County Animal Rescue League."
The only team that appeared to be spared of the hackers' rage was The Tigers, The Detroit News reported.
Most of the messages were removed and the teams posted notes that they had been hacked.