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Grady Sizemore wants his sexy pictures back [POLL]

November 30, 2009 | 10:34 am

SizemoreOK, this is embarrassing -- the Ministry stumbled over some semi-nude pics of pro baseball player Grady Sizemore online Sunday, thought "nice abs, love the shot with the strategically placed coffee cup," and moved on.

Clearly, the Ministry would benefit from being a more committed baseball fan.

Now the Cleveland Indians center fielder, who's quite popular with the ladies, is going the legal route against sites that are posting the pics, saying they are Sizemore's property and were stolen from his girlfriend's e-mail account.

Wonder how hacker-safe Playboy Playmate girlfriend  Brittany Binger keeps her online accounts?

Deadspin, the website where we saw a handful of the pics (literally, in one case) has received and posted a stop-that-right-now e-mail from one Neil Boland, a representative of MLB's department of investigations.

The rep is asking that the pictures come down, and that Deadspin "preserve any records associated with [the photos'] submission in anticipation of a criminal complaint to be filed with local law enforcement." 

"Department of investigations." Dang. The Ministry wishes it had thought of that one sooner ...

We just have the Division of Absolutely Accurate Online Statistics, which is in charge of our Nonscientific Online Polls.

We don't advocate hacking, of course -- it is a crime -- but we have to ask, for the sake of innocent children worldwide, how in the world could this have been avoided? 

Remember that Sarah Palin's e-mail account was hacked using guesswork and biographical info easily available online -- and there's a lot of Brittany info available at the click of a mouse.

Oh, yeah, here's an idea: Don't take half-naked pictures of yourself, famous guy, and send them out on e-mail.

Yeesh.

Register your opinion below.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: That's Grady Sizemore's butt -- not visible in the pictures currently at issue -- at Angel Stadium in June 2008. See, if you let someone else take the pics, you can more easily show the other side of your body. And the photographer can remind you to keep your clothes on. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times.

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