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

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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)