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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.

VII. Appropriate and inappropriate topics for Baseball Fever:

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.

IX. Legal aspects of participation in Baseball Fever:

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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Sincerely,

Sean Holtz, Webmaster of Baseball Almanac & Baseball Fever
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  • #76
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    19th Century League Champion
    1900s League Champion
    1910s League Champion

    1930s League Division Winner
    1950s League Champion
    1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
    1960s League Division Winner
    1970s League Champion
    1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
    1980s League Champion
    All Time Greats League Champion

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    • #77
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      19th Century League Champion
      1900s League Champion
      1910s League Champion

      1930s League Division Winner
      1950s League Champion
      1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
      1960s League Division Winner
      1970s League Champion
      1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
      1980s League Champion
      All Time Greats League Champion

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      • #78
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        19th Century League Champion
        1900s League Champion
        1910s League Champion

        1930s League Division Winner
        1950s League Champion
        1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
        1960s League Division Winner
        1970s League Champion
        1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
        1980s League Champion
        All Time Greats League Champion

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        • #79
          Originally posted by SavoyBG View Post
          Still the best, in my opinion. I know I'm in the minority, but I cringe whenever I hear any of the Terry Cashman "Talkin' Baseball" songs (he's got one for every team!).
          They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
            Still the best, in my opinion.
            Do you know this one?

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            19th Century League Champion
            1900s League Champion
            1910s League Champion

            1930s League Division Winner
            1950s League Champion
            1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
            1960s League Division Winner
            1970s League Champion
            1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
            1980s League Champion
            All Time Greats League Champion

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            • #81
              Originally posted by SavoyBG View Post
              Do you know this one?

              No, I didn't, that's a good one too. I know Brownie McGhee from his blues sides with Sonny Terry, I actually saw them opening for Doc Watson about 40 years ago. Thanks for posting that.
              They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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              • #82
                I'll always remember "Go Cubs Go" by Steve Goodman. Written and performed long before 2016's big win.

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                • #83
                  No one has mentioned Frank Sinatra's tribute to old stadiums, "There Used to Be a Ballpark"

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgPPLHPx8PU

                  Written by Joe Raposo, most famous for much of the music on Sesame Street, it was a tribute to the Polo Grounds, but could be about any old park.
                  Let's rid baseball of the pestilence of the DH now and forever!

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                  • #84
                    Here we go.



                    Actually, I'm surprised the REAL Bruce never did a version of this, especially when he was playing ballparks.

                    Of course, there's also ...



                    with "speedball" ....
                    Last edited by StarStar00; 09-26-2017, 03:44 PM.

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                    • #85
                      "Centerfield" John Fogerty. PLUS, you get to hear a ballpark organ in the song too.

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                      • #86
                        Fogerty should re-record "Centerfield" with real stadium clapping overdubbed rather than the cheesy '80s synth clapping. And of course the horrible "crack of the bat" synth sound. It's a classic of course but it sounds too sterile and vacuum-packed.

                        Record it live at a ballpark with a stripped down rockabilly combo; use the crowd clapping and ballpark organ as the backing.

                        The final verse of Chuck Berry's "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man," mentioned in the lyrics of "Centerfield," is about baseball too; supposedly about either Jackie Robinson or Willie Mays.

                        Two, three count with nobody on
                        He hit a high fly into the stand
                        Rounding third he was headed for home
                        It was a brown eyed handsome man
                        That won the game; it was a brown eyed handsome man
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                        Last edited by StarStar00; 09-26-2017, 03:40 PM.

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                        • #87
                          Anybody listen much to "The Baseball Project," featuring former members of REM?

                          Virtually all their songs are about baseball.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Kroxquo View Post
                            No one has mentioned Frank Sinatra's tribute to old stadiums, "There Used to Be a Ballpark"

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgPPLHPx8PU

                            Written by Joe Raposo, most famous for much of the music on Sesame Street, it was a tribute to the Polo Grounds, but could be about any old park.
                            An excellent example. It received the FST: the full Sinatra treatment.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by ballparks View Post
                              He started baseball's famous streak
                              That's got us all aglow
                              He's just a man and not a freak
                              Joltin' Joe DiMaggio

                              Joe, Joe DiMaggio
                              We want him on our side!




                              Hon. Mention to Simon and Garfunkel!!!!
                              This is a terrific baseball song, but, you know, it ain't bad as an example of a </i>swing</i> song either. And it's still going strong! See the Youtube video of what may be either a high school or college group, ca. <b>2017</b>, who gave it a wonderful treatment:
                               

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                              • #90
                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9X7Ul3W4yM

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