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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.

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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    Please ignore this post because the clock was messed up at the time I orignally posted this
    Last edited by Jason R. Maier; 12-09-2006, 03:20 PM.

  • #2
    Random Trivia

    Lets just place random intersting pieces of information here
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    • #3
      babe ruth is the only player to get caught stealing to end the world series
      christy mathewson is the only player to pitch 3 shutouts in one world series
      rick monday was the first player taken in the first amateur baseball draft
      Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
      -Warren Spahn

      It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
      -Pete Rose


      Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
      -Yogi Berra

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      • #4
        Did you know that son of HOF pitcher Ed Walsh, Ed Walsh Jr. ended Joe DiMaggio's 61-game hitting streak
        in 1933 in the PCL (Pacific Coast League)
        while the future Yankee Clipper was playing for the SF Seals.
        Both Ed Walsh's pitched for the Chicago White Sox.

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        • #5
          Intentional Walks to the last 3 all time single season home run leaders

          2001 - Barry Bonds - 35 intentional walks
          1998 - Mark McGwire - 28 intentional walks
          1961 - Roger Maris - 0 intentional walks

          I guess when you have some guy named Mantle hitting after you, you tend to get better pitches to hit.

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          • #6
            Chet Trail - The first player to join a team (1964 Yankees) prior to Sept 1., stay on their 25 man active roster all through the rest of the regular season and post-season and never enter a game.
            Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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            • #7
              The National League is undefeated in the ten extra-inning All-Star Games. The NL won in 1950 (14 innings), 1955 (12 innings), the first All-Star Game of the 1961 season (ten innings), 1966 (ten innings), 1967 (15 innings), 1970 (12 innings), 1972 (ten innings), 1987 (13 innings), and 1994 (ten innings). The 2002 All-Star Game was declared a 7-7 tie after 11 innings because each side ran out of pitchers. However, the NL has never scored more than nine runs in an All-Star Game. The double-digit mark has been reached six times in All-Star competition by the American League. They did it in 1946, 1949, 1954, 1983, 1992, and 1998.
              Author of Big League Trivia - Facts, Figures, Oddities and Coincidences from our National Pastime.
              www.big-league-trivia.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                The only pitcher to strike out 4 batters in one inning in a World Series game
                is Orval Overall of the 1908 Chicago Cubs, who shutdown Ty Cobb and the Detroit Tigers.

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                • #9
                  The three members of the HOF to hit a HR in their first major league at-bat are:
                  Cleveland's Earl Averill in 1929
                  Yankees' Yogi Berra in 1946
                  Oriole's pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm in 1958.

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                  • #10
                    Volatile Detroit Tigers southpaw Earl Whitehill met his future bride, Violet Oliver, in 1924.
                    She is the California girl who appears on the Sun-Maid raisin box.
                    He won 22 games for the 1933 Washington Senators and he has the worst ERA of any pitcher with 200 or more wins.
                    A close second are:
                    David Wells (4.07)
                    Jaime Moyer (4.17)
                    Kenny Rogers (4.19)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bigrcube
                      The three members of the HOF to hit a HR in their first major league at-bat are:
                      Cleveland's Earl Averill in 1929
                      Yankees' Yogi Berra in 1946
                      Oriole's pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm in 1958.
                      Yogi did not hit a HR in his frist at bat.

                      Averill and Wilhelm are the only members of the Baseball Hall of Fame to homer in their first at bat. Football Hall of Famer Ace Parker also accomplished the feat.

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                      • #12
                        ty cobb hit 300 in 23 consecutive seasons
                        Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
                        -Warren Spahn

                        It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
                        -Pete Rose


                        Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
                        -Yogi Berra

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                        • #13
                          hugh duffy batted 440 in 1894
                          the highest ever
                          rogers hornsby hit 424, most in modern era
                          Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
                          -Warren Spahn

                          It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
                          -Pete Rose


                          Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
                          -Yogi Berra

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Utter Chaos
                            Yogi did not hit a HR in his frist at bat.

                            Averill and Wilhelm are the only members of the Baseball Hall of Fame to homer in their first at bat. Football Hall of Famer Ace Parker also accomplished the feat.
                            You are right.....I stand (or sit) corrected. Sorry. Thanx for clearing that up.
                            I had bad intel on my "Stump The Band" trivia list. It has been fixed.

                            Ace Parker in April 1937 while playing with the Philadelphia Athletics of the AL.

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                            • #15
                              Babe Ruth kept a cabbage leaf under his hat to keep himself cool during games. He changed it every other inning.

                              In 1963, Sandy Koufax and Elston Howard won their respective league's MVP Awards. In the NFL, Jim Brown did the same. All three players wore #32.

                              Harmon Killebrew was used as the model for the MLB logo.

                              The average life span of a major league baseball is 7 pitches
                              Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. - Yogi Berra

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