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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.

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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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III. Acknowledgments:

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Signature Composition
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Quotes must be attributed. Non-baseball quotes are permissible as long as they are not religious or political

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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.

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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.

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  • 1958 Milwaukee Braves Team

    1958 Milwaukee Braves; 92-62, .597, 8 g ahead, (WS: L 4-3 to Yankees)---BB Ref---(player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL) and ol' aches and pains.)

    Top Row, L-R: Mel Roach (IF), Red Schoendienst (2B), Wes Covington (LF), Bob Rush (P), Juan Pizaro (P), Carl Willley? (P), Hank Aaron (RF), Del Crandall (C).

    2nd Row L-R: Gene Conley (P), Bob Buhl (P), Humberto Robinson (P), Bob Trowbridge (P), Don McMahon (P), Del Rice (C), Billy Bruton (CF), Frank Torre (1B), Eddie Mathews (3B), Joe Adcock (1B), Casey Wise (IF).

    3rd Row, L-R: Joey Jay (P), Johnny Logan (SS), Whitlow Wyatt (Pitching Coach), unidentified, Fred Haney (Mgr.), unidentified, John Fitzpatrick (coach), Warren Spahn (P), unidentified, C.V. Lacks (trainer).

    Front Row, L-R: Joe Taylor (trainer), Paul Wick (batboy), unidentified, Lew Burdette (P), Felix Mantilla (Ut.), Andy Pafko (OF), Harry Hanebrink (UI), Donald Davidson (Public Relations Director/Traveling Secretary).
    Last edited by BSmile; 02-12-2011, 10:39 PM.
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    • 1927 New York Yankees: 110-44, .714, 19 g ahead, (WS: W 4-0 over Pirates)---BB Ref---April 01, 1927, spring training in St. Petersburg, FL.---Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).

      Top Row, L-R: Walter Beall (P), Cedric Durst (OF), Ray Moreheart (2B), Babe Ruth (RF), Dutch Reuther (P), George Pipgras (P), Colonel Jake Ruppert (owner), Roy M. Chesterfield, Bob Meusel (LF), Lou Gehrig (1B), Herb Pennock (P), Earle Combs (CF), Myles Thomas (P), Pat Collins (C), Mark Roth (Traveling Secretary), Joe Dugan (3B), Al Brennan.

      Middle Row, L-R: Paul Krichell (scout), Julian Wera (3B), John Grabowski (C), Urban Shocker (P), Ben Paschal (OF), Bob Shawkey (P), Wiley Moore (P), Mark Koenig (SS), Shep L. Cannon (P), John Dougherty (administrator).

      Bottom Row, L-R: Hank Johnson (P), Bennie Bengough (C), Eddie Bennett (mascot), Miller Huggins (Mgr.), Joe Girard (P), Waite Hoyt (P), Arthur Fletcher (coach), Mike Gazella (3B), Charlie O'Leary (coach).
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      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-08-2010, 05:08 PM.


      • 1926 St. Louis Cardinals Team
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        • 1941 St. Louis Cardinals; 97-56, .634, 2nd Place, 2.5 g behind,---BB Ref---Photo taken September 22, 1941. Associated Press photo, WA C SAA MON NYTPA3

          Top Row, L-R: Dr. Harrison J. Weaver (trainer), Frank Crespi (2B), Walter Sessi (OF), Ira Hutchinson (P), Coaker Triplett (OF), Howard Pollet (P), Mort Cooper (P), Lou Warneke (P), Don Padgett (UP), Walker Cooper (C), Johnny Hopp (OF).

          Middle Row, L-R: Stan Musial (OF), John Beazley (P), Ervin Dusak (OF), Jimmy Brown (3B), Estel Crabtree (OF), Howie Krist (P), Clyde Shoun (P), George Kurowski (3B), Harry Gumbert (P), Gus Mancuso (C), Bill Crouch (P).

          Bottom Row, L-R: Mike Gonzales (coach), Marty Marion (SS), Enos Slaughter (RF), Ernie White (P), Eddie Lake (IF), Billy Southworth (Mgr.), Terry Moore (CF/captain), Johnny Mize (1B), Max Lanier (P), Buzzy Wares (coach)
          Seated in front: Arthur Peters (batboy)
          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-11-2010, 02:13 PM.
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          • Originally posted by Babefan View Post
            Another nice team shot of the Mets this time.
            (from pg.23) it's the 1970 mets actually...
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            Last edited by Paul W; 11-29-2009, 11:48 AM.
            the turd in the punchbowl
            reality really sucks.
            enjoy the game more...


            • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
              Old-Timers Day - Shea Stadium - 1960's
              Hard to say what the exact year is, BUT because it's at has to be 1964 (at least). I really wish that all these Old-Timer's were filmed. Hank Greenberg in a full Tigers classic!

              Old-Timers Day: June 23, 1963, Polo Grounds. L-R: Edd Roush?, Joe McCarthy, Hank Greenberg, Bill Dickey, Frankie Frisch, Zack Wheat, Max Carey, Sam Rice, Carl Hubbell, Casey Stengel. The NL beat the AL in 2 innings, 8-0. (New York Times, June 23, 1963, pp. 158.)
              mets in the polo grounds in '63...
              the turd in the punchbowl
              reality really sucks.
              enjoy the game more...


              • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                31st Annual NY Chapter BBWAA Dinner - January 31, 1954 - The Waldorf-Astoria

                I've been looking for the full-sized version of this classic shot for some time now, so here it finally is. I'm pretty sure that at least Bill will enjoy seeing this one. Cheers! ~B
                many in this photo are not writers. if you had the right connections you could buy a table and invite business associates or friends. i went to one in the 80's...
                the turd in the punchbowl
                reality really sucks.
                enjoy the game more...


                • Originally posted by Paul W View Post
                  Mets in the Polo Grounds in '63...
                  OK, even though the image source says it's from Shea, maybe it's not.
                  Looking at the dugout structure....seems pretty old (like the Polo Grounds).
                  Anyhoo...I still wish there was film/video of these events.
                  Last edited by BSmile; 11-29-2009, 12:17 PM.
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                  • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                    OK, even though the image source says it's from Shea, maybe it's not.
                    Looking at the dugout structure....seems pretty old (like the Polo Grounds).
                    Anyhoo...I still wish there was film/video of these events.
                    yes, it it the "polar grounds"...
                    the turd in the punchbowl
                    reality really sucks.
                    enjoy the game more...


                    • Joe McCarthy and a very, very young Bill Veeck, 1928.
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                      • 1930 New York Yankees: 86-68, .558, 2nd place, 16 g behind,---BB Ref---Spring training in St. Petersburg, FL.---Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).

                        Top Row, L-R: Johnny Nee (scout), Benny Bengough (C), Tony Lazzeri (2B), Babe Ruth (RF), Lou McEvoy? (P), Colonel Jacob Ruppert (Owner), Bob Shawkey (Mgr.), Ivy Andrews (P), Eddie Wells (P), Ben Chapman (3B), Dusty Cooke (OF).

                        2nd Row, L-R: Foster Edwards? (P), Roy Sherid (P), Herb Pennock (P), Earle Combs (LF), Sammy Byrd (OF), Charley O'Leary (Coach), Art Fletcher (Coach), Tom Zachery (P), unidentified, Waite Hoyt (P), Mark Roth (Traveling Secretary), Lefty Gomez (P), Lou Gehrig (1B), Doc Erle Painter (Trainer).

                        3rd Row, L-R: George Pipgras (P), Cedric Durst (OF), Art Jorgens (C), Bubbles Hargrave (C), unidentified, Bill Karlon (OF), Sam Gibson? (P), unidentified, Paul Krichell (Scout).

                        Bottom Row, L-R: unidentired, Dusty Rhodes (P), unidentified, Bill Dickey (C), Jimmy Reese (2B), Eddie Bennett (Mascot), Owen Carroll? (P), unidentified, Mark Koenig (SS), unidentified, Lyn Lary (SS).
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                        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-11-2010, 11:03 AM.


                        • 1894 Baltimore Orioles Team

                          1896 Baltimore Orioles, 90-39, .698, 9.5 g ahead,--- .698, 93-39, 9 games ahead---BB Reference

                          Top Row: L-R: Joe Quinn (2B), John 'Sadie' McMahon (P), Charles 'Duke' Esper (P), George Hemming (P), Frank Bowerman (C), William 'Boileryard' Clarke (C), Jim Donnelly (3B).

                          Middle Row: L-R: Steve Brodie (CF), Bill Hoffer (P), Joe Kelley (LF), Ned Hanlon (Mgr.), Wilbert Robinson (C), Hughie Jennings (SS), Henry 'Heinie' Reitz (2B).

                          Bottom Row: L-R: Jack Doyle (1B), John McGraw (3B), Willie Keeler (RF), Arlington 'Arlie' Pond (P).

                          Notice the chicken at the bottom, in the middle.
                          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 02-19-2010, 12:19 AM.
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                          • 1933 New York Giants Team

                            1933 New York Giants; 91-61, .599, 5 g ahead, (WS: W 4-1 over Senators)---BB Ref

                            Top Row, L-R: Watty Clark (P), Homer Peel (OF), Jack Salveson (P), Bill Shores (P), Dolf Luque (P), Lefty O'Doul (OF), Hi Bell (P), Harry Danning (C), Jo-Jo Moore (LF).

                            Middle Row, L-R: Gus Mancuso (C), Johnny Vergez (3B), Freddie Fitzsimmons (P), Kiddo Davis (CF), Carl Hubbell (P), Blondy Ryan (SS), Hal Schumacher (P), Joe Malay (1B), Mel Ott (RF), Roy Parmelee (P).

                            Second fr. Bottom Row, L-R: Hughie Critz (2B), Travis Jackson (SS/3B), Frank 'Pancho' Snyder (coach), Bill Terry (1B/Mgr.), Tommy Clarke (coach), Chuck Dressen (3B), Bernie James (2B).

                            Bottom Row, L-R: Doc Willie Schaeffer (trainer), Phil Weintraub (RF), Al Smith (coach), Sam Troy (mascot), Glenn Spencer (P), Paul Richards (C).
                            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 01-06-2010, 07:17 PM.
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                            • 1951 Cleveland Indians Team

                              1951 Cleveland Indians; 93-61, .604, 2nd Place, 5 g behind,---BB Ref---Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).

                              Top, L-R: Birdie Tebbetts (C), Bob Chakales (P), Dick Rozek? (P), Steve Gromek (P), Ray Murray (C), Lou Brissie (P), Mike Garcia (P), Bob Lemon? (P), Bob Feller (P), Early Wynn (P).

                              Middle L-R: Traveling Secretary, Paul Lehner (OF), Hal Naragon? (C), Barney McClosky (OF), Sam Chapman (OF), Harry Simpson (OF), unidentified, George Zuverink? (P), unidentified, Stuffy Sternweiss (IF), Wally Bock (Trainer).

                              Bottom, L-R: Bobby Avila (2B), Ray Boone (SS), Al Rosen (3B), Luke Easter (1B), Mel Harder (Coach), Al Lopez (Mgr.), Jake Flowers (Coach), Bill Lobe (Coach), Jim Hegan (C), Bob Kennedy (RF), Larry Doby (CF), Dale Mitchell (LF).
                              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 02-04-2010, 08:04 AM.
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                              • 1963 New York Yankees Team

                                1963 New York Yankees; 104-57, .646, 10.5 g ahead, (WS: L 4-0 against Dodgers)---BB Ref
                                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 01-07-2010, 03:05 PM.
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