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.

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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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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.

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Signature Composition
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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.

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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  • 2017 Marlins' Season Thread

    Spring Training is 15 days away and an All Stars in the Middle of the Season at AWESOME Marlins Park.
    Last edited by colocolo; 02-10-2017, 01:26 PM.
    Chairman of the Bored ©

  • #2
    I am ready to come home as soon as Loria is gone from S Fl.. Let's HOPE it's true that he will sell !
    Chairman of the Bored ©


    • #3
      Greg Cote's from The Miami Herald this Saturday morning:

      Want Miami Marlins fans to cheer something you do, Jeffrey Loria? Sell the team!

      Miami Marlins fans have reason to cheer even before this week's start of spring training with reports unpopular owner Jeffrey Loria has a handshake agreement to sell the team for $1.6 billion. Adding intrigue: One ownership group bidding to buy the Marlins has ties to President Trump.
      Chairman of the Bored ©


      • #4
        Parents of two men on Jose Fernandez’ boat sue pitcher’s estate for $2 million each.

        The parents of Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Jesus Macias, the two men on the boat with Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez when it crashed, killing all on board, are suing the 24-year-old’s estate, according to the Sun Sentinel.
        Chairman of the Bored ©


        • #5
          President Donald Trump considering Jeffrey Loria as ambassador to France.

          Bahawah !!!!! These 2 Idiots do not make a half of a good Man.....
          Chairman of the Bored ©


          • #6
            Yea, I guess lawyers are more powerful than friendship..
            North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla


            • #7
              bb, which PART of Central Fla are you missing ????
              Chairman of the Bored ©


              • #8
                Originally posted by colocolo View Post
                President Donald Trump considering Jeffrey Loria as ambassador to France.
                Birds of a feather flock together.
                The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.


                • #9
                  The Mets part.. Haven't quite made the final move yet but getting there..
                  North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla


                  • #10
                    Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush among bidders for Miami Marlins
                    Chairman of the Bored ©


                    • #11
                      Interesting bidders..Brother George did a fairly decent job as the managing partner of the Rangers.
                      North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla


                      • #12
                        April 3-9: After starting in about 3/8 of Marlins games in 2016 Ichiro Suzuki does not get a start for the Marlins in the opening week's 6 games.
                        Now that he's reached 3,000 hits is he being phased out?


                        • #13
                          Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter reportedly teaming up in bid to buy Miami Marlins

                          Former GOP candidate, Yankee captain reportedly teaming up to buy team
                          Jeffrey Loria looking to sell franchise he purchased for $158.5m in 2002.

                          Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter have reportedly teamed up in a bid to buy the Miami Marlins.

                          The former Florida governor will combine resources with the longtime New York Yankees captain in an effort to purchase the team from owner Jeffrey Loria, the Miami Herald reported on Wednesday citing sources familiar with the negotiations.Bush and Jeter, who were previously in the market for the National League club, have strong competition from New York financier and Quogue Capital manager Wayne Rothbaum.

                          Loria, a former New York art dealer who purchased the Marlins for $158.5m in 2002, had a handshake agreement to sell the team for $1.6bn to the family of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and White House adviser to president Donald Trump.

                          That deal was scuttled after Loria’s name emerged as a candidate for the US ambassadorship to France, lest both parties be susceptible to accusations of quid pro quo.

                          Both Bush and Jeter have residences in Florida. Bush, whose bid for the GOP’s presidential nomination came up short in last year’s promaries, lives in Coral Gables, while Jeter, a 14-time All-Star who retired from baseball three years ago after spending the entirety of his career with the Yankees, has a house in Tampa.

                          Former US president George W Bush, Jeb’s elder brother, owned a controlling share of the American League’s Texas Rangers from 1989 through 1998, serving as the team’s managing general partner for five years.
                          Chairman of the Bored ©


                          • #14
                            Make the Marlins a winner? Don't ever doubt Derek Jeter.

                            Derek Jeter won the auction for the Miami Marlins, but you already knew that. In fact, the moment you heard Jeter was involved in a group pursuing the purchase of the Marlins, you probably figured muscle memory would rule the day and that No. 2 would finish No. 1.

                            Jeter wins. It's what he does -- in baseball, in business, in life, in love. How many people on the face of the earth are better at something than Derek Jeter is at winning?

                            Jeter is even dragging his partner, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, toward the finish line. The group, which is led by Bush, won exclusive negotiating rights with a $1.3 billion bid, according to multiple media reports, but there is still no contract, and the sale would need approval from Major League Baseball.

                            Jeb Bush couldn't win the White House as brother George W. Bush did. But with Jeter at his side, he has a chance to win the World Series title his brother couldn't as owner of the Texas Rangers.

                            Of course, this surprises absolutely nobody. Derek Jeter told his grade school teachers he would become a big league ballplayer, and those teachers told his parents their son needed more realistic goals. Jeter became a big league ballplayer.

                            Derek Jeter told his youth baseball and basketball teammates in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that he would become a New York Yankee, and they thought those were wild, big-city dreams. Jeter became a Yankee as the sixth pick in the 1992 draft after the Cincinnati Reds decided, at the last second, that Chad Mottola was the better call as the fifth pick.

                            Derek Jeter told his minor league teammate and friend, R.D. Long, that he would never allow the Yankees to use his dizzying number of errors as a reason to move him from shortstop to the outfield. Jeter became a lifer at shortstop.

                            Derek Jeter told reporters and fans and everyone else who asked that his primary post-playing mission was to become an owner. And voila, a little more than two seasons after he delivered his final Yankee Stadium hit as a 40-year-old -- a miraculous game-winner, you'll recall -- he stands on the doorstep of MLB ownership. His first manager could be Don Mattingly, of all people.

                            Mattingly was the Yankee captain who one spring training day famously advised the novice Jeter, busy walking off an empty back field, to always run on or off a ball field, "because you never know who's watching you." Jeter ran out everything for the rest of his baseball life, building his iconic career around a relentless drive that ultimately wore out his opponents. He developed into a first-ballot Hall of Famer on grit and resourcefulness more than he did on talent, and that will serve him well as an executive trying for the first time to win like a Yankee without the benefit of a Yankee payroll.

                            Jeter's teams won 22 postseason series -- 22 -- including five World Series titles. He had a lot of help in the form of Mariano Rivera, Joe Torre, the Pettittes and Bernies and Tinos and Paulies and Posadas. And every last one of those Yankees will tell you their championship seasons revolved around the shortstop and his willingness to grind through injuries, through everything, in the ultimate grinders' sport. Jeter was to the Yankees' dynasty almost what Tom Brady is to the New England Patriots'.

                            So you should go ahead and bet that "Captain Intangibles" will make a tangible difference if he ends up in an executive suite in Miami, where the Marlins are trying to break a streak of seven consecutive losing seasons. The franchise has managed 18 losing seasons out of 24 but has won two championships along the way, including the 2003 World Series at Jeter's expense. It has been a bizarre run defined by bizarre and destructive ownership choices. Jeter was pretty good at cleaning up George Steinbrenner's messes, and the experience will surely help him clean up Jeffrey Loria's.

                            This much is certain: If his Marlins ever win the World Series, Jeter won't race onto the field and make an amateur-hour dash around the bases like Loria did in the old Yankee Stadium in 2003, right after Josh Beckett made the home team look like a junior high squad from the Bronx. Jeter will act like he's been there before, because, you know, he has.

                            When MLB owners get around to approving this sale -- and who among them wouldn't want to trade Jeffrey Loria for Derek Jeter? -- Loria will walk away with $1.3 billion, a pretty good return on his $158 million investment in 2002. But baseball is the big winner here. Commissioner Rob Manfred didn't want his most marketable retired player spending the rest of his second career managing a website for athletes. If the Steinbrenners weren't going to give him a piece of the family business, baseball wanted Jeter to do what was once unthinkable: trade the pinstripes for a new uniform.

                            Sure, Jeb Bush is officially the rich guy lording over a circle of rich-guy investors. But when he isn't asking Jeter about some of his 3,465 hits, or about the instinct and artistry that shaped his forever 2001 flip play, he should be smart enough to sit back and let a born winner tell him how to build a winning campaign.

                            In the end, expect Jeter to be the one to finally land Jeb in the White House -- to celebrate his championship with this president or the next one.
                            Chairman of the Bored ©


                            • #15
                              Bring on the New Owners and MAKE us WINNERS again !!!!!!
                              Chairman of the Bored ©