Updated Baseball Fever Policy

Baseball Fever Policy

I. Purpose of this announcement:

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

Baseball Fever is a moderated baseball message board which encourages and facilitates research and information exchange among fans of our national pastime. The intent of the Baseball Fever Policy is to ensure that Baseball Fever remains an extremely high quality, extremely low "noise" environment.

Baseball Fever is administrated by three principal administrators:
webmaster - Baseball Fever Owner
The Commissioner - Baseball Fever Administrator
Macker - Baseball Fever Administrator

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.

II. Comments about our policy:

Any suggestions on this policy may be made directly to the webmaster.

III. Acknowledgments:

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

IV. Requirements for participation on Baseball Fever:

Participation on Baseball Fever is available to all baseball fans with a valid email address, as verified by the forum's automated system, which then in turn creates a single validated account. Multiple accounts by a single user are prohibited.

By registering, you agree to adhere to the policies outlined in this document and to conduct yourself accordingly. Abuse of the forum, by repeated failure to abide by these policies, will result in your access being blocked to the forum entirely.

V. Baseball Fever Netiquette:

Participants at Baseball Fever are required to adhere to these principles, which are outlined in this section.
a. All posts to Baseball Fever should be written in clear, concise English, with proper grammar and accurate spelling. The use of abbreviations should be kept to a minimum; when abbreviation is necessary, they should be either well-known (such as etc.), or explained on their first use in your post.

b. Conciseness is a key attribute of a good post.

c. Quote only the portion of a post to which you are responding.

d. Standard capitalization and punctuation make a large difference in the readability of a post. TYPING IN ALL CAPITALS is considered to be "shouting"; it is a good practice to limit use of all capitals to words which you wish to emphasize.

e. It is our policy NOT to transmit any defamatory or illegal materials.

f. Personal attacks of any type against Baseball Fever readers will not be tolerated. In these instances the post will be copied by a moderator and/or administrator, deleted from the site, then sent to the member who made the personal attack via a Private Message (PM) along with a single warning. Members who choose to not listen and continue personal attacks will be banned from the site.

g. It is important to remember that many contextual clues available in face-to-face discussion, such as tone of voice and facial expression, are lost in the electronic forum. As a poster, try to be alert for phrasing that might be misinterpreted by your audience to be offensive; as a reader, remember to give the benefit of the doubt and not to take umbrage too easily. There are many instances in which a particular choice of words or phrasing can come across as being a personal attack where none was intended.

h. The netiquette described above (a-g) often uses the term "posts", but applies equally to Private Messages.

VI. Baseball Fever User Signature Policy

A signature is a piece of text that some members may care to have inserted at the end of ALL of their posts, a little like the closing of a letter. You can set and / or change your signature by editing your profile in the UserCP. Since it is visible on ALL your posts, the following policy must be adhered to:

Signature Composition
Font size limit: No larger than size 2 (This policy is a size 2)
Style: Bold and italics are permissible
Character limit: No more than 500 total characters
Lines: No more than 4 lines
Colors: Most colors are permissible, but those which are hard to discern against the gray background (yellow, white, pale gray) should be avoided
Images/Graphics: Allowed, but nothing larger than 20k and Content rules must be followed

Signature Content
No advertising is permitted
Nothing political or religious
Nothing obscene, vulgar, defamatory or derogatory
Links to personal blogs/websites are permissible - with the webmaster's written consent
A Link to your Baseball Fever Blog does not require written consent and is recommended
Quotes must be attributed. Non-baseball quotes are permissible as long as they are not religious or political

Please adhere to these rules when you create your signature. Failure to do so will result in a request to comply by a moderator. If you do not comply within a reasonable amount of time, the signature will be removed and / or edited by an Administrator. Baseball Fever reserves the right to edit and / or remove any or all of your signature line at any time without contacting the account holder.

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Most concisely, the test for whether a post is appropriate for Baseball Fever is: "Does this message discuss our national pastime in an interesting manner?" This post can be direct or indirect: posing a question, asking for assistance, providing raw data or citations, or discussing and constructively critiquing existing posts. In general, a broad interpretation of "baseball related" is used.

Baseball Fever is not a promotional environment. Advertising of products, web sites, etc., whether for profit or not-for-profit, is not permitted. At the webmaster's discretion, brief one-time announcements for products or services of legitimate baseball interest and usefulness may be allowed. If advertising is posted to the site it will be copied by a moderator and/or administrator, deleted from the site, then sent to the member who made the post via a Private Message (PM) along with a single warning. Members who choose to not listen and continue advertising will be banned from the site. If the advertising is spam-related, pornography-based, or a "visit-my-site" type post / private message, no warning at all will be provided, and the member will be banned immediately without a warning.

It is considered appropriate to post a URL to a page which specifically and directly answers a question posted on the list (for example, it would be permissible to post a link to a page containing home-road splits, even on a site which has advertising or other commercial content; however, it would not be appropriate to post the URL of the main page of the site). The site reserves the right to limit the frequency of such announcements by any individual or group.

In keeping with our test for a proper topic, posting to Baseball Fever should be treated as if you truly do care. This includes posting information that is, to the best of your knowledge, complete and accurate at the time you post. Any errors or ambiguities you catch later should be acknowledged and corrected in the thread, since Baseball Fever is sometimes considered to be a valuable reference for research information.

VIII. Role of the moderator:

When a post is submitted to Baseball Fever, it is forwarded by the server automatically and seen immediately. The moderator may:
a. Leave the thread exactly like it was submitted. This is the case 95% of the time.

b. Immediately delete the thread as inappropriate for Baseball Fever. Examples include advertising, personal attacks, or spam. This is the case 1% of the time.

c. Move the thread. If a member makes a post about the Marlins in the Yankees forum it will be moved to the appropriate forum. This is the case 3% of the time.

d. Edit the message due to an inappropriate item. This is the case 1% of the time. There have been new users who will make a wonderful post, then add to their signature line (where your name / handle appears) a tagline that is a pure advertisement. This tagline will be removed, a note will be left in the message so he/she is aware of the edit, and personal contact will be made to the poster telling them what has been edited and what actions need to be taken to prevent further edits.

The moderators perform no checks on posts to verify factual or logical accuracy. While he/she may point out gross errors in factual data in replies to the thread, the moderator does not act as an "accuracy" editor. Also moderation is not a vehicle for censorship of individuals and/or opinions, and the moderator's decisions should not be taken personally.

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By submitting a post to Baseball Fever, you grant Baseball Fever permission to distribute your message to the forum. Other rights pertaining to the post remain with the ORIGINAL author, and you may not redistribute or retransmit any posts by any others, in whole or in part, without the express consent of the original author.

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  • Proud to say I know Oz. Hope she keeps doing well!



      A's hire Justine Siegel, become first team to employ a female coach.


      • I tuned into mets-Dodgers last night and could have sworn mets had a woman pitching.
        Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...


        • ..........
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          • Ali Larter has replaced Elizabeth Shue in "Pitch".
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            • Originally posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
              Ali Larter has replaced Elizabeth Shue in "Pitch".
              Word on the street is that Elizabeth Shue backed out when she was told that the part required her to wear Sansabelt pants.


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                • Clint Hurdle believes there will be a female MLB player eventually.
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                  • Team officials are denying that this is to any degree a publicity stunt, which I'm not sure I buy. (They also signed the first openly gay active player, though they claim they didn't know about his sexuality when they signed them.) But regardless, this is another big step forward, and hence definitely post-worthy news. Let's see how they do - neither have played much, at least so far.

                    Found in a fortune cookie On Thursday, August 18th, 2005: "Hard words break no bones, Kind words butter no parsnips."

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                    • I got struck out by a girl in high school.
                      Rest in Peace Jose Fernandez (1992-2016)


                      • Kelsie coached my kid, and also made the Team USA WNT roster which brought home the gold in the Pan Am games. She's very good. I know nothing about the other girl. I don't expect her to make the majors by any means, but she's not a hack. She's a damn good ball player.


                        • It was really sad to see that the USA is the only 2-1 team playing in the Consolation Round. Australia beat them out on Run Differential. We beat Taiwan 2-1, which also had a 2-1 record.

                          SEPTEMBER 2-10, 2016 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

                          September 2
                          Netherlands 9 India 2 before 150 fans at Dream Park 2
                          USA 9 Hong Kong 1 before 50 fans at Dream Park 3
                          South Korea 10 Pakistan 0 in 6 innings before 800 fans at
                          Dream Main Park
                          Venezuela 12 Cuba 0 in 5 innings before 100 fans at Dream
                          Park 2
                          Taiwan 12 Australia 4 before 250 fans at Dream Park 3
                          Madonna Japan 8 Canada 2 before 800 fans at Dream Main Park

                          September 3
                          Venezuela 18 Pakistan 1 before 65 fans at Dream Park 2
                          USA 2 Taiwan 1 before 700 fans at Dream Park 3
                          Madonna Japan 12 Netherlands 0 before 700 fans at Dream Main
                          Canada 18 India 4 before 50 fans at Dream Park 2
                          Australia 13 Hong Kong 0 before 150 fans at Dream Park 3
                          South Korea 4 Cuba 3 before 850 fans at Dream Main Park

                          September 4
                          Cuba 15 Pakistan 0 before 200 fans at Dream Park 2
                          Australia 10 USA 2 before 800 fans at Dream Park 3
                          Madonna Japan 18 India 0 before 550 fans at Dream Main
                          Canada 7 Netherlands 1 before 50 fans at Dream Park 2
                          Taiwan 13 Hong Kong 3 before 200 fans at Dream Park 3
                          Venezuela 12 South Korea 1 before 1000 fans at Dream Main

                          September 7
                          Taiwan 11 South Korea 1 before 950 fans at Dream Main Park
                          Venezuela vs. Japan at Dream Main Park
                          Australia vs. Canada at Dream Main Park
                          Cuba vs. Netherlands at Dream Park 2
                          Hong Kong vs. India at Dream Park 3
                          USA vs. Pakistan at Dream Park 2

                          September 8
                          South Korea vs. Australia at Dream Main Park
                          Venezuela vs. Canada at Dream Main Park
                          Japan vs. Taiwan at Dream Main Park
                          Cuba vs. India at Dream Park 2
                          Pakistan vs. Hong Kong at Dream Park 3
                          Netherlands vs. USA at Dream Park 2

                          September 9
                          Canada vs. South Korea at Dream Main Park
                          Taiwan vs. Venezuela at Dream Main Park
                          Japan vs. Australia at Dream Main Park
                          India vs. Pakistan at Dream Park 2
                          USA vs. Cuba at Dream Park 3
                          Netherlands vs. Hong Kong at Dream Park 2

                          September 10
                          Taiwan vs. Canada at Dream Main Park
                          Japan vs. South Korea at Dream Main Park
                          Venezuela vs. Australia at Dream Main Park
                          USA vs. India at Dream Park 2
                          Cuba vs. Hong Kong at Dream Park 3
                          Netherlands vs. Pakistan at Dream Park 2

                          Bronze Medal Game

                          Gold Medal Game

                          Final Standings
                          Japan 3-0 /
                          Venezuela 3-0 /
                          Australia 2-1 /
                          Canada 2-1 /
                          South Korea 2-1 / 0-1 //
                          Taiwan 2-1 / 1-0 //

                          USA 2-1 /
                          Cuba 1-2 /
                          Netherlands 1-2 /
                          Hong Kong 0-3 /
                          India 0-3 /
                          Pakistan 0-3 /


                          • I think that the biggest surprise at the Women's World Cup in
                            Gijang City, South Korea is the Venezuelan team, winning the
                            Bronze Medal with a 6-2 record. I remember sitting amidst their
                            Women's Team at the July 2015 Pan Am Games in Ajax, Canada,
                            and, with a dismal 2-3 record, they were a dis-spirited group.
                            Things have sure changed for the better for their team.


                            • Anyone else see the promo for this yesterday during football on Fox?

                              "Pitch", in association with MLB, about the first woman in the majors...touted as a "story on the verge of happening."



                              • In theory a woman could become a MLB pitcher. there are women who would be capable to throw 85-86 with the right Training and there are MLB pitcher who succeeded with that.

                                the Problem is that those mid 80s for a woman is in the upper 0.1%, basically like a 100 mph with men. to succeed with mid 80s like buehrle in his 30s you Need to be basically top notch in everything else. top command, great pitcher D, good running came Controlling, of course secondary pitches.

                                So what is the Chance that a starter throws 100 (or 85 with a woman) AND is also fantastic at the other stuff? That guy (100 mph plus great at everything else) has never been there and if he was he would be clearly the best pitcher ever (and likely most valuable Player ever even exceeding Ruth if he would do that for 15 years).

                                If there was a woman throwing 86 just by Chance it is more likely that her other skills (BB, defense, Holding runners) is more like Randy Johnson in his prime.

                                And a pitcher throwing 86 with Randy Johnsons "secondary skills" is not going to survive. that means for a woman to do as well as buehrle she literally Needs to be the most talented Baseball Player ever. of course buehrle is not the worst Player (109 ERA+ from 11-15 when his Velo was that low) but he also depressed an average FIP by historic run game Controlling and pitcher D. there is a Little leeway down from buehrle but only a tiny hair.
                                I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.