From SI.com :
The Colorado Rockies planned to relaunch online sales of World Series tickets Tuesday after their first attempt was stopped by a computer-system crash the team blamed on an “external, malicious attack.”
The Rockies were forced to halt the online-only sale of tickets after about two hours Monday after 8.5 million hits overwhelmed the servers set up to take the orders.
Later, Rockies spokesman Jay Alves said the ticket sales Web site had crashed because of an attack. He offered no specifics.
Asked if the team was prepared for repeat, Alves said: “We absolutely have backup plans in place,” but he did not elaborate.
He referred questions about the attack to Irvine, Calif.-based Paciolan Inc., which runs the computers for the Rockies’ World Series ticket sales. Paciolan representatives did not immediately return phone messages.
While we ponder what sort of individual would go so far out of their way to damage the reputation of such a fine baseball organization, let me be the first to start a rumor the woman shown above was seen on the premises of Paciolan Inc. yesterday afternoon.