Updated Baseball Fever Policy

Baseball Fever Policy

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This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

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And a group of forum specific super moderators. The role of the moderator is to keep Baseball Fever smoothly and to screen posts for compliance with our policy. The moderators are ALL volunteer positions, so please be patient and understanding of any delays you might experience in correspondence.

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This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

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  • #46
    Seattle beats NY 3-2

    The Mariners score one in the eight and one in the ninth to beat the Yankees and split the four game series (2-2). Vidro singled in the eighth and was replaced by pinch runner Bloomquist, who stole second but the replay shows he was out. Bloomquist came home on Kenji Johjima's bloop single to right. In the ninth Beltre hit a fastball over the left center wall (about 400 feet) for the go ahead RBI. JJ Putz picked up his (7th) save.

    Grover changed the line up for this one:

    1......Ichiro CF
    2......Vidro DH
    3......Johjima C
    4......Ibanez LF
    5......Sexson 1B
    6......Guillen RF
    7......Beltre 3B
    8......Betancourt SS
    9......Lopez 2B

    Seattle arrives in Detroit for a set with the Tigers, who will be without their fireballer reliver, Joel Zumaya. Zumaya hurt a tendon in his hand and is out for three months.


    • #47
      Snelling traded to the Oakland A's

      Originally posted by Rennie Stennett View Post
      Chris made the Nationals out of Spring Training as a backup outfielder. Due to injury to Nook Logan, who is on the DL, Snelling is getting plenty of playing time. Last night, in the top of the fourteenth (14th) inning, Chris single home the go ahead RBI and the Nationals win !

      Chris has played in (15) games with (36) AB's. He's scored five (5) runs, had (9) hits, with (1) HR and (7) RBI's (6) BB's. Snelling is hitting (.250) with an OBP of (.400).
      Snelling trade to the A's on 5/4/07.He's back in the AL and in our division ! The Mariner curse will kick in; that is former players doing well against the M's. Chris is 4-11 since joining Oakland, averaging almost a walk per game.


      • #48
        M's over the Tigers 9-2

        Cha Seung Baek goes all the way giving up six hits and walking none. The Mariners even the series at one and one. Grover sticks with the line~up of the night before:


        It works. The M's scored (9) tonight and (7) runs last night. All the starters registered at least one hit, with Sexson knocking two hits, which is good to see. The Mariners remain a (1/2) game behind divison leading Angels.

        AL West Standings

        L.A. Angels 18 16 .529 -
        Seattle 15 14 .517 ½
        Oakland 16 16 .500 1
        Texas 13 20 .394 4½

        The Mariners have one more with the Tigers and then come home for big games against the Yankees and LA Angels. King Felix is throwing without pain and he should be able to go soon.


        • #49
          Home Sweet Home

          The Mariners finished the road trip at (3-4), which I guess is good, but I had hoped for better the way the Yanks were struggling. Detroit is playing some great baseball. They are fun to watch. By the way, Detroit beat the M's 7-3 Thursday. Weaver spotted the Tigers (5) runs in the first four innings and they (the Tigers) didn't look back. The M's fly home for a big nine game homestand with the Yankees, Angels, and The San Diego Padres, as Interleague play begins.

          Probables for the NY series:

          Friday the 11th: Darrell Rasner vs Jarrod Washburn (Fox NW) 7:05
          Saturday the 12th: Matt DeSalvo vs Miguel Batista (KSTW 11) 7:05
          Sunday the 13th: Andy Pettitte vs Horacio Ramirez (Fox NW) 1:05


          • #50
            Weaver placed on 15 day DL

            Weaver has tendinitis in his right shoulder. The Mariners recalled Ryan Rowland-Smith from Class AAA Tacoma, where he was (2-2) with a (5.68) ERA, in (11) appearances, all in relief. He has 6.63 BB per (9) innings and (9) SO per nine innings.


            • #51
              Great game tonight against the Yankees, in the first game of this series. Washburn went out and threw 8 scoreless innings, and Putz came in and threw a good 9th inning for his 8th save of the season.

              Everyone seemed to do their part tonight, noticeably Ichiro and Johjima - the Japanese duo. Ichiro came up with a couple hits and was walked. He was also successful in both of his SB attempts. Johjima also came up with a 2-run HR in the 4th inning. And because of Washburns fantastic performance, that was all the offense we needed.

              Washburn: 8 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 6 SO, 109 Pitches. And he never even gave up an extra base hit - which definitely helped.

              Let's hope this will give us momentum for the rest of the series!


              • #52
                Eric O'Flaherty

                goes (4.1) innings of scoreless relief but the damage was done. The Bronz Bombers slapped around Miguel Batista for seven (7) runs in two plus innings and the Mariners could not solve rookie Matt DeSalvo, who gave up two runs in six innings, as the Yankees win 7-2. Vidro had three (3) hits for the good guys. The move to the two hole in the lineup is working. If Ichiro could get hot, it would be even better.

                Horacio Ramirez takes the hill today vs Andy Pettitte as the M's try to win this series.
                Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 05-14-2007, 02:08 AM. Reason: spelling


                • #53
                  M's trade for pitcher

                  Seattle Mariners acquire pitcher Jason Davis from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for a player to be named later (PTBNL). In (11.1) innings pitched he's given up (13) hits (6) runs (9) BB (5) K with a (4.76) ERA. Jason has an (0-0) record. They say he can throw in the mid 90's.

                  Height: 6-6 Weight: 210
                  Bats: R Throws: R
                  Born: May 8, 1980 - Chattanooga, TN
                  College: Cleveland State
                  Draft: 1999 - 21st round by the Cleveland Indians


                  • #54
                    Ho~Ram goes six plus...

                    and gives up one run on five hits and Manager Mike Hargrove makes all the right moves in the bullpen down the stretch as the M's beat the Yankees 2-1, and take the three game series, two games to one and win the season series four games to three. Lopez and Ibanez knock big RBI's in this close one. Ramirez, Reitsma, Sherrill Morrow, and Putz pitched great. Morrow pitched deep into the count on all the hitters he faced, but his strike out of A-Rod was big and to the delite of the hometown sellout crowd at Safeco. This is a big win For the M's. The starters are showing some confidence and the bullpen is smokin' hot. Still some blow ups for the starters, but they come right back and throw good the next outing. The Angels are next. The Angels lost @ TEX, 7-6 today.
                    Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 05-13-2007, 04:53 PM. Reason: grammer


                    • #55
                      The Angel Series


                      Tuesday - Kelvim Escobar vs Felix Hernandez

                      Wednesday - John Lackey vs Cha Seung Baek

                      Thursday - Bartolo Colon vs Jarrod Washburn


                      • #56
                        Lincecum Picks up First Win !

                        Originally posted by Rennie Stennett View Post
                        Tim Lincecum, who pitched at Liberty HS in Issaquah, Washington, and at the University of Washington made his big league debut vs the Phillies Sunday Night going (4.1) innings gave up (4) runs.

                        Tim was drafted in 2006 and made two appearances for short A, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in the NW League before being moved to advanced A, San Jose Giants. He SO 48 batters in 27 plus innings at San Jose. This year he pitched one month (4-0 w/ a 0.27 ERA) @ the AAA Fresno Grizzlies, of the Pacific Coast League.


                        Tim Lincecum, of the San Francisco Giants, gave up seven hits in seven innings Friday night at Colorado while earning his first major league win. He struck out six and walked one.

                        5/11 @ Colorado (7) innings, (7) hits, (2) earned runs, (6) SO, (1) BB.


                        • #57
                          Just a Reminder...

                          The home series with the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June quickly approaches.

                          Former Mariner, Everyday Eddie Guardado, is with the Reds and currently on the 60 DL. Guardado threw breaking balls off a mound for the first time since his reconstructive elbow surgery last September on Wednesday. He hopes to return to the Reds at midseason (mid July).

                          Another former Mariner, Ken Griffey Jr is playing right field for the Reds and doing quite well so far this year. The Grifster is hitting (.327) with an OBP of (.432) in (34) games and (104) AB's. Griffey's 570th career homer came on Mother's Day. With the home run, Griffey passed Rafael Palmeiro for sole possession of ninth place on the career chart, three (3) behind Harmon Killebrew. Griffey has (1632) career RBI's passing Harold Baines for (20th) on the career list and closing in on Ernie Banks.


                          • #58
                            Well, looks like it's Felix pitching tonight, first game back from his stint on the DL. It's only a couple innings into the game, but while he is looking a bit rusty, he's still looking pretty good. So I guess we will see what will happen.


                            • #59
                              Mariners beat LA Angels 11-3...

                              ...and move within one game of the first place Angels in the Wild, Wild, West. Ichiro goes five for five and Sean White works 4.1 innings (no hits) and picks up his first win of the year in relief of King Felix. Hernandez was rusty. He worked deep to many batters but only had the one bad inning where little ground balls turned into hits and other weird things happened. All in all a great win. The Mariners recieved help from the Angels' Defense and seemed to run at will (that's because Will is a really turkey) against Catcher, Mike Napoli. The pitchers can be included in the blame, as well. Kenji and Lopez added homers. It's nice to win the first game of a series. I know it's early and one game does not make a season, but the M's are giving notice to the AL West that they are going to play tough.


                              • #60
                                Da King

                                As many of you watching heard, Shannon Drayer reported before the game tonight that King Felix is feeling fine after his 70 plus pitch start Tuesday. Catch Shannon's Baseball Blog @

                                She does a great job with it.