Announcement

Collapse

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.

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.

The messages appearing on Baseball Fever contain the opinions and views of their respective authors and are not necessarily those of Baseball Fever, or of the Baseball Almanac family of sites.

Sincerely,

Sean Holtz, Webmaster of Baseball Almanac & Baseball Fever
www.baseball-almanac.com | www.baseball-fever.com
"Baseball Almanac: Sharing Baseball. Sharing History."
See more
See less

How did your team fare the day you were born?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #46
    No Brewers yet when I was born. No Twins either...If there had been, they'd be shoveling snow or wrapping up xmas shopping. Or maybe going to Al Kaline's birthday party.

    Comment


    • #47
      Born in 11/4/65 no baseball and my Rangers were known as the Senators. In the 65 season the Senators went 70-92 and finsihed 8th in the American Leauge. The Senators don't reach .500 until 69' under manager Ted Williams.

      Comment


      • #48
        Originally posted by BoSox Rule
        Nothing happened on March 16, 1989.
        Not baseball, but.........

        March 16, 1989
        Ithaca College
        Robert Cray
        Campus Quad
        Attendance: 2000
        Tickets: Free
        "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

        No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

        Comment


        • #49
          Originally posted by charlesblalack@yahoo.com
          Born in 11/4/65 no baseball and my Rangers were known as the Senators. In the 65 season the Senators went 70-92 and finsihed 8th in the American Leauge. The Senators don't reach .500 until 69' under manager Ted Williams.
          The paper on the day you were born might have reported yesterday's game with Lew Krausse having 21 K in 9 IP including ten straight K, his 33rd K over 2 winter league games. When you were six days old, Willie Mays won the MVP, and in a week, William Eckert was named commish. The day after that Versalles won MVP.
          Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
          Good traders: MadHatter(2), BoofBonser26, StormSurge

          Comment


          • #50
            Originally posted by RuthMayBond
            The paper on the day you were born might have reported yesterday's game with Lew Krausse having 21 K in 9 IP including ten straight K, his 33rd K over 2 winter league games. When you were six days old, Willie Mays won the MVP, and in a week, William Eckert was named commish. The day after that Versalles won MVP.
            Damn RMB, it must be nice to work at the library!
            I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a Hell of an Engineer!

            Comment


            • #51
              Originally posted by sschirmer
              Damn RMB, it must be nice to work at the library!
              He's definately not a reporter.
              "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
              Carl Yastrzemski

              Comment


              • #52
                Originally posted by sschirmer
                Damn RMB, it must be nice to work at the library!
                Has nothing to do with the library
                Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
                Good traders: MadHatter(2), BoofBonser26, StormSurge

                Comment


                • #53
                  Thanks for starting this thread. Never knew I was born on the same day as Joe Morgan and Duke Snider

                  September 19th, 1977.

                  Umm, lets see, the FailBlazers won the Championship that year. Not sure what was happening in baseball. He runningshoes, can you look at see what the A's did that day and year?
                  "By common consent, Ruth was the hardest hitter of history; a fine fielder, if not a finished one; an inspired base runner, seeming to do the right thing without thinking. He had the most perfect co-ordination of any human animal I ever knew." - Hugh Fullerton, 1936 (Chicago sports writer, 1893-1930's)

                  ROY / ERA+ Title / Cy Young / WS MVP / HR Title / Gold Glove / Comeback POY / BA Title / MVP / All Star / HOF

                  Comment


                  • #54
                    I have it for you Sultan.

                    The A's lost at Chicago 8-0 on Sept.19,1977.Ken Kravec went the distance for the White Sox,besting Vida Blue,who dropped to 14-18 at that time.

                    In 1977,the A's finished an abysmal 63-98 in the AL West,1/2 game behind the expansion Seattle Mariners,and 38 1/2 behind the Kansas City Royals.

                    Vida Blue and Bill North were the only holdovers from thier world Championship teams of 1972-74.

                    Comment


                    • #55
                      November 10th 1990

                      Originally posted by CubsHub
                      HEHE My cubs did not lose on that day.

                      I will take that!
                      What do ya know, the Cubs didn't lose on my B-Day either! Unfortunately they didn't win either.
                      "I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher."
                      -Rogers Hornsby-

                      "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."
                      -Rogers Hornsby-

                      Just a note to all the active members of BBF, I consider all of you the smartest baseball people I have ever communicated with and love everyday I am on here. Thank you all!

                      Comment


                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Chisox73
                        I have it for you Sultan.

                        The A's lost at Chicago 8-0 on Sept.19,1977.Ken Kravec went the distance for the White Sox,besting Vida Blue,who dropped to 14-18 at that time.

                        In 1977,the A's finished an abysmal 63-98 in the AL West,1/2 game behind the expansion Seattle Mariners,and 38 1/2 behind the Kansas City Royals.

                        Vida Blue and Bill North were the only holdovers from thier world Championship teams of 1972-74.
                        OUCH

                        thanks

                        What about the Cardinals??
                        "By common consent, Ruth was the hardest hitter of history; a fine fielder, if not a finished one; an inspired base runner, seeming to do the right thing without thinking. He had the most perfect co-ordination of any human animal I ever knew." - Hugh Fullerton, 1936 (Chicago sports writer, 1893-1930's)

                        ROY / ERA+ Title / Cy Young / WS MVP / HR Title / Gold Glove / Comeback POY / BA Title / MVP / All Star / HOF

                        Comment


                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Chisox73
                          I have it for you Sultan.

                          The A's lost at Chicago 8-0 on Sept.19,1977.Ken Kravec went the distance for the White Sox,besting Vida Blue,who dropped to 14-18 at that time.

                          In 1977,the A's finished an abysmal 63-98 in the AL West,1/2 game behind the expansion Seattle Mariners,and 38 1/2 behind the Kansas City Royals.

                          Vida Blue and Bill North were the only holdovers from their world Championship teams of 1972-74.
                          Did you know Vida gave up several college football scholarships to sign with the Athletics at the tender age of 19? A's owner Charles Finley seriously wanted him to change his name to True, but Vida refused.

                          In 1971, Blue went 24-8 to capture both the league's MVP and Cy Young awards. He was dealt to the Giants during the 1978 season, after posting a dismal 14-19 the previous year, for seven players and $390,000.

                          He finished the year with an 18-10 record and became the first pitcher to start the All Star game for both leagues.

                          Blue was suspended for drug abuse in 1983 and retired permanently in 1987 after failing a urine test.

                          What a shame.
                          Attached Files
                          "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                          Carl Yastrzemski

                          Comment


                          • #58
                            September 19, 1977 St. Louis @ Philadelphia

                            Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
                            What about the Cardinals??

                            Philadelphia Phillies 8, St. Louis Cardinals 4

                            The major highlight of the Cards' 1977 season was Hall of Famer Lou Brock's breaking of Ty Cobb's career stolen base mark of 892. Brock finished his career with 938 and held the record until surpassed by future Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson in 1991.

                            The Cards finished the season in 3rd place with an 83-79 record, 18 games behind the National League East winning Phillies. Garry Templeton finished the season with a league high 18 triples.

                            Brock retired at the end of the 1979 season with 1,730 career strike outs and only 761 walks. He led the National League in errors seven times, putting together five of those consecutively.

                            I guess he had to make his times on base count.
                            Attached Files
                            "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                            Carl Yastrzemski

                            Comment


                            • #59
                              The Phillies

                              The Phillies are my team in the National League. Anyone want to tell me how they made out June 20, 1966?
                              "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                              Carl Yastrzemski

                              Comment


                              • #60
                                Wednesday, May 22, 1957
                                Phillies Lose to Braves, 4-3 at County Stadium
                                Starters: Robin Roberts vs Lew Burdette
                                Phillies (16-14) in 4th place 5 games back...

                                Thursday May 23, 1957
                                Preceded earlier in the year by future Phutiles Bob Dernier, Dave Stewart, Steve Lake, and later followed by Don Robinson, Doug Jones, Dave Rucker, Dave Palmer, Steve Bedrosian, and Tom Gorman I was born at Temple University Hospital.
                                Earliest scouting report on my baseball talent from May 24th 1957:
                                "All diaper no glove."

                                Friday, May 24, 1957
                                Phillies Defeat Pirates 7-3 at Shibe Park
                                Starters: Jack Sanford vs Bob Friend
                                Phillies (17-14) in 3rd place 4½ games back.

                                The Phillies finish 18 out in 1957.

                                On Wed Oct. 9th 1957 the Miracle Braves take the World Series from the Yanks...I celebrate by spitting strained peas on my bib...
                                The Phillies Barstool Lives!

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X