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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."
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NFL Players drafted by MLB

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  • NFL Players drafted by MLB

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    Bill Bradley Detroit Tigers 1965
    Mike Garrett Pittsburgh Pirates 1965
    Mike Garrett Los Angeles Dodgers 1966
    Ken Stabler New York Yankees 1966
    Ken Stabler New York Mets 1967
    Archie Manning Atlanta Braves 1967
    Dan Pastorini New York Mets 1967
    Ken Stabler Houston Astros 1968
    Noel Jenke Boston Red Sox 1969
    Jenke was also drafted by the NHL Chicago Black Hawks in 1969
    Johnny Rogers Los Angeles Dodgers 1969
    Ray Guy Cincinnati Reds 1969
    Archie Manning Chicago White Sox 1970
    Anthony Davis Baltimore Orioles 1971
    Steve Bartkowski Kansas City Royals 1971
    Condredge Holloway (CFL) Montreal Expos 1971
    Archie Manning Kansas City Royals 1971
    Archie Manning Chicago White Sox 1971
    Ray Guy Houston Astros 1971
    Joe Theismann Minnesota Twins 1971
    Ray Guy Atlanta Braves 1972
    Dave Logan Cincinnati Reds 1972
    Logan was also drafted by the NBA Kansas City Kings in 1976
    Danny White Cleveland Indians 1973
    Ray Guy Cincinnati Reds 1973
    Danny White Cleveland Indians 1974
    Danny White Houston Astros 1974
    Anthony Davis Baltimore Orioles 1974
    Steve Bartkowski Baltimore Orioles 1974
    Danny White Cleveland Indians 1975
    Anthony Davis Minnesota Twins 1975
    Condredge Holloway (CFL) Atlanta Braves 1975
    Condredge Holloway (CFL) Atlanta Braves 1976
    Jay Schroeder Toronto Blue Jays 1979
    Dan Marino Kansas City Royals 1979
    John Elway Kansas City Royals 1979
    Turner Gill Chicago White Sox 1980
    Bubby Brister Detroit Tigers 1981
    John Elway New York Yankees 1981
    Jack Del Rio Toronto Blue Jays 1981
    Turner Gill New York Yankees 1983
    Rodney Peete Toronto Blue Jays 1984
    Deion Sanders Kansas City Royals 1985
    Brian Jordan Cleveland Indians 1985
    Greg McMurtry Boston Red Sox 1986
    Brian Jordan St. Louis Cardinals 1988
    Rodney Peete Oakland A’s 1988
    Deion Sanders New York Yankees 1988
    Rodney Peete Oakland A’s 1989
    John Jackson California Angels 1889
    John Jackson San Francisco Giants 1990
    Greg McMurtry Detroit Tigers 1990
    Rodney Peete Detroit Tigers 1990
    Chris Weinke Toronto Blue Jays 1990
    Kerry Collins Detroit Tigers 1990
    Rob Johnson Minnesota Twins 1991
    Kerry Collins Detroit Tigers 1991
    Mark Brunell Atlanta Braves 1992
    Terrell Buckley Atlanta Braves 1992
    Lawyer Milloy Cleveland Indians 1992
    John Lynch Florida Marlins 1992
    Akili Smith Pittsburgh Pirates 1993
    Josh Booty Florida Marlins 1994
    Kerry Collins Toronto Blue Jays 1994
    Duante Culpepper New York Yankees 1995
    Lawyer Milloy Detroit Tigers 1995
    Tom Brady Montreal Expos 1995
    Ricky Williams Philadelphia Phillies 1995
    Chad Hutchinson Atlanta Braves 1995
    Isaac Byrd St. Louis Cardinals 1996
    Quincy Carter Chicago Cubs 1996
    Doug Johnson Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1996
    Kay-Jay Harris Texas Rangers 1997
    Antwaan Randle-El Chicago Cubs 1997
    Marques Tuiasosopo Minnesota Twins 1997
    Vernand Morency Colorado Rockies 1998
    Chad Hutchinson St. Louis Cardinals 1998
    Drew Henson New York Yankees 1998
    Michael Vick Colorado Rockies 2000
    Ronnie Brown Seattle Mariners 2000
    Roydell Williams Cincinnati Reds 2000
    Mewelde Moore San Diego Padres 2000
    Cedric Benson Los Angeles Dodgers 2001

    Some others have been reputed to be offered contracts:

    Lance Alworth New York Yankees
    Lance Alworth Pittsburgh Pirates
    Hopalong Cassady New York Yankees
    Gary Collins Philadelphia Phillies
    Junior Davis Brooklyn Dodgers $75,000
    Tad Jones New York Giants $5,000
    Johnny Lujack Pittsburgh Pirates
    Joe Namath St. Louis Cardinals $15,000
    Joe Namath Kansas City A’s
    Joe Namath Baltimore Orioles
    Joe Namath Chicago Cubs $50,000
    Bob Neyland Philadelphia Athletics
    Bob Neyland New York Giants
    Ray Nitschke St. Louis Browns
    Amos Alonzo Stagg New York Giants
    Charley Trippi New York Yankees

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    Steve McNair 1991
    Hines Ward 1994
    Brian Brohm 2004
    Matt Cassel 2004
    Pat White 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009
    Isaiah Stanback 2006
    Dennis Dixon 2007
    Last edited by Ubiquitous; 05-01-2010, 10:07 AM.

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    • #3
      Pat White was drafted 4 different times by three different baseball teams before getting drafted by the Dolphins last year

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      • #4
        Evar Swanson played professional football for the Chicago Cardinals in 1927. Then played for the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox from 1929-1934.

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          Andre King, Braves 1993
          Corey Dillon, Padres 1993

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