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.

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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.


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2011: June 13-16 Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs

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  • #16
    Prediction Scoreboard / June 14

    Brewers Lose 5-4

    Win by Posted Lose


    Win by Auto-pick Lose


    Lose By Posted Win


    Lose By Auto-pick Win

    645, brewcrew82, Robby316


    • #17
      Bullpen collapses after Gallardo's strong start

      Chicago - The Milwaukee Brewers almost had forgotten what it felt like to lose two straight games, much less two like this. It still hurts.

      For the second consecutive night, the sterling work of the Brewers' starting pitcher was all for naught as the bullpen let it get away. The result this time was a 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in a game they trailed by three runs in the eighth inning.


      • #18
        Cubs’ bats come alive late in 5-4 win over Brewers

        Uh-oh. Time for Crane Kenney to bring back the Greek priest.

        Visions of the goat were all over Wrigley Field before the game Tuesday, and right on cue the Cubs went tumbling back toward the loss column with more errors (three) than hits (two) in the first six innings against Yovani Gallardo and the Milwaukee Brewers.


        • #19
          Cubs rally to win 5-4 in 10

          Tony Campana isn't exactly shy about his blazing speed.

          So when the Cubs rookie was told manager Mike Quade said he's one of the fastest players in the league, Campana seconded the notion.



          • #20
            #69 / Game 3: Game Preview / June 15, 2011


            Brewers 38-30
            Cubs 27-39

            Wednesday, June 15, 7:05pm CT

            TV: FSN


            LHP Chris Narveson (3-4 4.32) Vs RHP Carlos Zambrano (5-3 4.40)

            Game Preview
            ESPN / Sportsline / MLB



            • #21
              #69 / Game 3: Milwaukee 9 Chicago 5 / June 15, 2011

              Milwaukee 9 Chicago 5


              • #22
                #69 / Game 3: How They Scored / June 15, 2011

                Bot 1st: Chi Cubs
                - J. Baker homered to deep center

                Top 4th: Milwaukee
                - C. Hart singled to shallow right, R. Braun scored, C. McGehee to second
                - J. Lucroy singled to shallow left, C. McGehee scored, Y. Betancourt to second

                Top 5th: Milwaukee
                - C. McGehee doubled to center, R. Braun and P. Fielder scored, C. McGehee to third advancing on throw
                - C. Hart doubled, C. McGehee scored

                Bot 5th: Chi Cubs
                - R. Johnson homered to deep left, C. Zambrano and S. Castro scored

                Top 7th: Milwaukee
                - Y. Betancourt singled to center, R. Braun and P. Fielder scored, C. Hart to third

                Top 8th: Milwaukee
                - R. Weeks homered to deep left

                Bot 8th: Chi Cubs
                - D. LeMahieu singled to center, B. DeWitt scored

                Top 9th: Milwaukee
                - J. Lucroy hit sacrifice fly to center, P. Fielder scored, C. McGehee to third, C. Hart to second advancing on throw


                • #23
                  Prediction Standings / June 15

                                   Auto Wins STR LG  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT
                  Brewcrew82       (W)   39   1   6   0   13   17    9   --   --   --   -- 
                  Robby316         (W)   39   1   6   0   13   17    9   --   --   --   -- 
                  645              (W)   36   1   6   0   11   17    8   --   --   --   --
                  Full Standings


                  • #24
                    Prediction Scoreboard / June 15

                    Brewers Wins 9-5

                    Win by Posted Win


                    Win by Auto-pick Win

                    645, brewcrew82, Robby316

                    Lose By Posted Lose


                    Lose By Auto-pick Lose



                    • #25
                      Brewers go on offensive in beating Cubs

                      Chicago - As far as the Milwaukee Brewers were concerned, this one was well worth the wait.

                      Shrugging off a 1-hour, 42-minute rain delay to start the game, they rode some rare clutch hitting from the bottom half of their lineup on Wednesday night to beat the Chicago Cubs, 9-5, at Wrigley Field.



                      • #26
                        Cubs fail again to win 3rd straight, fall 9-5 to Brewers

                        The Cubs keep insisting they can achieve what’s starting to look like their impossible dream. A charge into contention? A division title? A deep October run? Yeah, that, too. But we’re talking about winning three games in a row.



                        • #27
                          Brewers down Cubs 9-5

                          In the last inning of the Cubs 9-5 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, fans in the upper deck began a "Let's Go Brewers" chant.



                          • #28
                            #70 / Game 4: Game Preview / June 16, 2011


                            Brewers 39-30
                            Cubs 27-40

                            Thursday, June 16, 1:20pm CT

                            TV: FSN


                            RHP Zack Greinke (6-1 4.69) Vs RHP Matt Garza (2-6 3.84)

                            Game Preview
                            ESPN / Sportsline / MLB



                            • #29
                              #70 / Game 4: Chicago 12 Milwaukee 7 / June 16, 2011

                              Chicago 12 Milwaukee 7


                              • #30
                                #70 / Game 4: How They Scored / June 16, 2011

                                Top 1st: Milwaukee
                                - R. Braun homered to deep left, N. Morgan scored

                                Bot 1st: Chi Cubs
                                - S. Castro doubled to shallow left, K. Fukudome scored
                                - S. Castro scored on passed ball

                                Top 2nd: Milwaukee
                                - G. Kottaras homered to deep right, C. Hart scored

                                Bot 2nd: Chi Cubs
                                - A. Soriano scored, G. Soto to second on wild pitch
                                - K. Fukudome tripled to shallow right, G. Soto scored
                                - B. DeWitt safe at first on second baseman R. Weeks' fielding error, K. Fukudome scored, S. Castro to third

                                Top 3rd: Milwaukee
                                - C. McGehee doubled to center, R. Braun scored

                                Bot 3rd: Chi Cubs
                                - C. Pena homered to deep right

                                Bot 6th: Chi Cubs
                                - K. Fukudome homered to deep right, G. Soto and T. Campana scored

                                Bot 7th: Chi Cubs
                                - A. Soriano homered to deep left, C. Pena scored

                                Bot 8th: Chi Cubs
                                - A. Ramirez doubled to shallow left, L. Montanez scored

                                Top 9th: Milwaukee
                                - J. Lucroy singled to shallow center, Y. Betancourt and C. Gomez scored