Here’s one reason why baseball isn’t dying, you guys


Maybe baseball’s actual games don’t get the ratings that reports about dumb NFL pseudo-scandals do, but there’s at least one place where baseball has it over football: it’s use as a dumb password.

A company called SplashData releases an annual list of the 25 worst passwords based on leaked password lists from the previous year. This year’s just came out. Check out number 8, haters:

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345
4. 12345678
5. qwerty
6. 123456789
7. 1234
8. baseball
9. dragon
10. football

In other news, most stories about “hackers” involve coding geniuses. But most actual high-profile hacks actually come from people of reasonable intelligence taking advantage of the stupidity and sloppiness of others. Oh, and every time they hack something, they have to audibly say “I’m in.” I saw that in a movie once.

Now if you’re excuse me, I’m off to change all of my passwords from “baseball” to “baseball69.”

(h/t to MLB Cut4)

Clayton Kershaw returning to Dodgers on 1-year, $20M deal

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LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw will pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2023 after signing a one-year, $20 million deal.

For the second straight year, the Dodgers didn’t extend a qualifying offer to the three-time Cy Young Award winner. Instead, they gave him additional time to mull his future, and he once again decided to stay with the only franchise he’s ever played for during his 15-year major league career.

The 34-year-old left-hander was 12-3 with 2.28 ERA in 22 starts last season. He struck out 137 and walked 23. Kershaw made his ninth All-Star team and started the Midsummer Classic for the first time in his career at Dodger Stadium.

Last April, he became the franchise’s all-time strikeout leader with 2,697. He reached 2,800 strikeouts in his last start of the regular season on Oct. 5 against Colorado. Kershaw ranks 24th all-time with 2,807.

Kershaw has a career record of 197-87 with a 2.48 ERA. He won his only World Series title in 2020, when the Dodgers beat Tampa Bay during the pandemic-shortened season.