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Waiting for Godot, along with World Series tickets in Denver

Originally Published: October 23, 2007
By John Helyar | ESPN.com

The Colorado Rockies clearly are better at hardball than software. The team ran into major snafus with its online sales of World Series tickets before it finally achieved a sellout Tuesday afternoon of Games 3, 4 and 5 in Denver.

The club cited an "external, malicious attack" for Monday's halt in sales. In reality, it was just aggressive ticket brokers doing business as usual.

The brokers' sophisticated programs, called "bots," made all-out assaults on the nearly 60,000 ...

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