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

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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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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.

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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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  • #76
    Aug 22

    I'll go with underdog team today the Mets

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    • #77
      Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
      Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every once in a while
      In Croatian we say: 'I ćorava kokoš nađe zrno'
      The Voice of Croatia - Glas Hrvatske

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      • #78
        HI NJMetfan! You can choose 3 picks every day!
        Code:
        Aug/23rd		
        Zagi-CRO	2	1
        BrewCrew82   	2	1
        NJMetfan4life	0	1
        RuthMayBond    	2	1
        
        Player	       W        L	Pct
        Richmond Hill  	6	3	0.667
        Old Sweater    	11	7	0.611
        RuthMayBond    	11	7	0.611
        Zagi-CRO        32	22	0.593
        BrewCrew82   	24	21	0.533
        Boof Bonser   	6	9	0.400
        TheKingofKings  7	11     0.389
        Wilkerson_Rulz	2	4	0.333
        NJMetfan4life	0	1	0.000
        The Groups Avg.	99	85	0.538
        Last edited by Zagi-CRO; 08-23-2007, 02:05 AM.
        The Voice of Croatia - Glas Hrvatske

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        • #79
          My picks for the Aug/23rd:

          orioles over twins
          Red Sox over Chisox
          cubs over giants
          The Voice of Croatia - Glas Hrvatske

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          • #80
            For the 23rd I'll pick the first three NL games that start.

            Phillies
            Rockies
            Cubs

            Uggh, I feel so dirty picking the Cubs to win.
            RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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            • #81
              Originally posted by brewcrew82 View Post
              For the 23rd I'll pick the first three NL games that start.

              Phillies
              Rockies
              Cubs

              Uggh, I feel so dirty picking the Cubs to win.
              I picked them /Cubs/ only because of Zambrano.
              The Voice of Croatia - Glas Hrvatske

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              • #82
                That was the reason I picked them as well.
                RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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                • #83
                  Code:
                  CG23   Colorado -Pittsburgh 1  1,70 23.8. 21:05 
                  CG24   SF Giants-Ch. Cubs   2  1,80 23.8. 21:35 
                  CG25   Baltimore-Minnesota  1  1,95 24.8. 1:05 
                  FG357  Ch.W.Sox-Boston      2  1,88 24.8.  2:11 
                  
                   Ulog: 9,52 kn         Sistem: 3 Tečaj: 24,55 
                   Dobitak: 58,45 kn     Broj kombinacija: 4 
                  Broj listića: 478-0751
                  I made one ticket with mix-picks /my and brewcrew/.
                  It's a system combination 3 of 4. I put 10 K /9.52/ and the profit is 58.45 K..
                  The Voice of Croatia - Glas Hrvatske

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Zagi-CRO View Post
                    In Croatian we say: 'I ćorava kokoš nađe zrno'
                    Dang, you mean if I was in Croatia, I'd be able to say that too?
                    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

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
                      Dang, you mean if I was in Croatia, I'd be able to say that too?
                      In Croatian we say: 'I ćorava kokoš nađe zrno'
                      Ouh... it's a very tough to say who isn't Croat. Very, very tough.

                      Well... come on! The Adriatic Sea is one of the unspotted sea in the World.
                      Very clear, blue... fantastic... As we say... Croatia is little country for great vacations!
                      The Voice of Croatia - Glas Hrvatske

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                      • #86
                        Time to give you guys a laugh, picks for Aug 23
                        Crimson hose over Pale hose
                        Cards over Fish
                        Rockies over Bucs
                        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

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                        • #87
                          I'll go with the Mets, the Red Sox, and the Cubs

                          zagi cro is it true that they're opening a potatoe themed park in Croitia?
                          Last edited by NJMetfan4life; 08-23-2007, 03:54 PM.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
                            Time to give you guys a laugh, picks for Aug 23
                            Crimson hose over Pale hose
                            Cards over Fish
                            Rockies over Bucs
                            My God, what's this ?

                            Only cards over Fish ... 3-11 --- NO.
                            rockies over Bucks ??
                            Crimson hose over Pale hose ?? I dont know what's that ?

                            Kao da stavim da će Babina Greda pobijediti Sikirevce !?
                            The Voice of Croatia - Glas Hrvatske

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by NJMetfan4life View Post
                              I'll go with the Mets, the Red Sox, and the Cubs

                              zagi cro is it true that they're opening a potatoe themed park in Croitia?
                              What? A potatoe themed park? What could it be?
                              The Voice of Croatia - Glas Hrvatske

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                              • #90
                                Let's go to work!

                                Code:
                                Aug/24th			
                                Zagi-CRO	0	2  1 pp
                                BrewCrew82   	0	3	
                                RuthMayBond    	0	1	
                                NJMetfan4life	0	2 1 pp
                                Disaster! One of those days...
                                
                                Player	          W       L      Pct
                                Richmond Hill  	6	3	0.667
                                Old Sweater    	11	7	0.611
                                RuthMayBond    	11	8	0.579
                                Zagi-CRO        32       24     0.571
                                BrewCrew82   	24	24	0.500
                                Boof Bonser   	6	9	0.400
                                TheKingofKings  7	11	0.389
                                Wilkerson_Rulz	2	4	0.333
                                NJMetfan4life	0	3	0.000
                                The Groups Avg.	99	93	0.516
                                My picks for the Aug/24th:

                                Colorado over Washington
                                Cincinnati over Florida
                                Cleveland over Kansas

                                Picks for the Aug/25th
                                NYM over Dodgers /Oskar Hernandez vs. Stults ??)
                                Atlanta over cards /Hudson vs. Pineiro/
                                Brewers over Giants /Gallardo vs. Correia??/
                                Last edited by Zagi-CRO; 08-24-2007, 03:35 AM.
                                The Voice of Croatia - Glas Hrvatske

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