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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.

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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
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Images/Graphics: Allowed, but nothing larger than 20k and Content rules must be followed

Signature Content
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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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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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When a post is submitted to Baseball Fever, it is forwarded by the server automatically and seen immediately. The moderator may:
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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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  • The Living Milwaukee Braves

    Despite fielding a team as recently as 1965, the Milwaukee Braves have only 65 living representatives.

    Red Schoendienst, 92
    Dick Cole, 89
    Charlie Gorin, 87
    Frank Thomas, 86

    Johnny Antonelli, 85
    Gene Conley, 85
    Del Crandall, 85
    Frank Lary, 85
    Joe Morgan, 85

    Johnny O'Brien, 85
    Ken Aspromonte, 84
    Frank Bolling, 84
    Ray Crone, 84
    Bobby Malkmus, 84

    Mel Roach, 83
    Bob Giggie, 82
    Billy O'Dell, 82
    Taylor Phillips, 82
    Al Spangler, 82

    Hank Aaron, 81
    Lou Johnson, 81
    Ken MacKenzie, 81
    Felix Mantilla, 81
    Bob Uecker, 81

    Felipe Alou, 80
    Howie Bedell, 80
    Chuck Cottier, 80
    John DeMerit, 80
    John Edelman, 80

    Terry Fox, 80
    Frank Funk, 80
    Eddie Haas, 80
    Joey Jay, 80
    Jack Smith, 80

    Jack Curtis, 79
    Don Dillard, 79
    Dave Eilers, 79
    Cecil Butler, 78
    Juan Pizarro, 78

    Claude Raymond, 78
    Billy Cowan, 77
    Mike de la Hoz, 77
    Bob Sadowski, 77
    Amado Samuel, 77

    Rico Carty, 76
    Ty Cline, 76
    Hank Fischer, 76
    Bob Hendley, 76

    Lou Klimchock, 76
    Denny Lemaster, 76
    Phil Niekro, 76
    Ethan Blackaby, 75
    Tony Cloninger, 75

    Len Gabrielson, 75
    Gary Kolb, 75
    Denis Menke, 75
    Joe Torre, 75
    Clay Carroll, 74

    Phil Roof, 74
    Woody Woodward, 73
    Dan Schneider, 73
    Arnold Umbach, 73
    Sandy Alomar, 72

    Wade Blasingame, 72
    Bill Southworth, 70

    Deaths since this list started:

    John Braun: December 26, 1939 - June 10, 2011
    Virgil Jester: July 23, 1927 - February 15, 2016
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 11-17-2016, 10:18 AM.

  • #2
    Updated to reflect the passing of Virgil Jester, the third-oldest Milwaukee Brave at the time of his passing.

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    • #3
      Updated to reflect the passing of John Braun, who died in 2011, but whose death was not reported until recently.

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      • #4
        July 6, 2017: A report on another fan website this morning states that Gene Conley, two-time Braves all-star (losing pitcher of the 1954 all-star game and winning pitcher of the 1955 all-star game), former Milwaukee Brave and Philadelphia Phillie has passed away at age 86

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        • #5
          Happy Birthday, Del!!! A cornerstone of the great Milwaukee Braves teams of the 1950s, All-Star Catcher, Del Crandall turned 88 this week. (Crandall - born: March 5, 1930). Crandall made his major leagues debut in 1949, at age 19, and he is one of just 43 living players who played in the 1940s. His teammate and batterymate from those 1940s Boston Braves teams pitcher, Johnny Antonelli, who debuted in the majors with the Braves in 1948, at age 18,
          (MLB debut: 1948) is the youngest of the 43 living players who played in the 1940s and his 88th birthday is coming up next month. (Antonelli - born: April 12, 1930). Crandall and Antonelli are the two youngest players of the 43 living players who played MLB in the 1940s and along with Phillies and Cardinals pitcher, Curt Simmons (Age 88 - born: May 19, 1929, ) they are the only three in this group of 43 that are less than 90 years of age.
          Last edited by philliesfiend55; 03-07-2018, 06:19 AM.

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          • #6
            Red Schoendienst has passed away per Baseball Reference,com. Red was a HOF-er, a former member of the Milwaukee Braves, a 10 time All-Star, & a pennant & World Series winning manager for the St Louis Cardinals among his many accomplishments in a long baseball career. He also played (primarily) 15+ seasons for the Cardinals and 2 seasons with the New York Giants as well in a 19 year playing career.

            https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...choere01.shtml

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post

              The Milwaukee Braves have 60 living representatives remaining. (Ages are not accurate.)


              Dick Cole, 89
              Charlie Gorin, 87
              Frank Thomas, 86
              Johnny Antonelli, 85
              Del Crandall, 85
              .
              Joe Morgan, 85
              Johnny O'Brien, 85
              Ken Aspromonte, 84
              Frank Bolling, 84
              Ray Crone, 84
              .
              Bobby Malkmus, 84
              Mel Roach, 83
              Bob Giggie, 82
              Taylor Phillips, 82
              Al Spangler, 82
              .
              Hank Aaron, 81
              Lou Johnson, 81.
              Ken MacKenzie, 81
              Felix Mantilla, 81
              Bob Uecker, 81
              .
              Felipe Alou, 80
              Howie Bedell, 80
              Chuck Cottier, 80
              John DeMerit, 80
              John Edelman, 80
              .
              Terry Fox, 80
              Frank Funk, 80
              Eddie Haas, 80
              Joey Jay, 80
              Jack Smith, 80
              .
              Jack Curtis, 79
              Don Dillard, 79
              Dave Eilers, 79
              Cecil Butler, 78
              Juan Pizarro, 78
              .
              Claude Raymond, 78
              Billy Cowan, 77.
              Mike de la Hoz, 77
              Bob Sadowski, 77
              Amado Samuel, 77
              .
              Rico Carty, 76
              Ty Cline, 76
              Hank Fischer, 76
              Bob Hendley, 76
              Lou Klimchock, 76
              .
              Denny Lemaster, 76
              Phil Niekro, 76
              Ethan Blackaby, 75
              Len Gabrielson, 75
              Gary Kolb, 75
              .
              Denis Menke, 75
              Joe Torre, 75
              Clay Carroll, 74
              Phil Roof, 74
              Woody Woodward, 73
              .
              Dan Schneider, 73
              Arnold Umbach, 73
              Sandy Alomar, 72
              Wade Blasingame, 72
              Bill Southworth, 70
              Update to list of living Milwaukee Braves

              Updated today (7/28/18) to reflect the passing of Tony Cloninger as reported on Baseball Reference.com

              Updated today (9/14/2018) to reflect the passing of Billy O'Dell as reported by Philliesfiend55 on the Oriole team forum

              Updated today (9/30/2018) to reflect correction suggested by Macker in Post # 12 (Frank Lary has passed away & it was not noted here)
              Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 09-30-2018, 10:32 PM.

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              • #8
                Updated to reflect the passing of Tony Cloninger

                https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...lonito01.shtml

                In 1966 Tony had a pair of games most pitchers can only dream about. On July 3 1966 against the Giants he hit 2 Grand Slams and drove in another for a 9 RBI day in a 17-3 win. This was (and might still be) a record for most RBI in a game by a pitcher. 2 weeks later he hit a pair of HR in a 17-1 win over the Mets. He is the only pitcher to hit 2 GS in one game. In 1965 he was 24-11 for the Milwaukee Braves in their last season before the move to Atlanta.
                Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 07-28-2018, 02:19 PM.

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                • #9
                  Ages are at least three years off. Johnny Antonelli and Del Crandall- both listed as 85 are now both 88.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
                    Ages are at least three years off. Johnny Antonelli and Del Crandall- both listed as 85 are now both 88.
                    I started updating the lists when I noticed the originators were no longer doing it for whatever reason(s). I have never updated the ages on any of the various lists. If you or anyone else wants to, please feel free. Speaking strictly for myself... Well, I'll just say that I don't care to do it, and I'll leave it at that.

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                    • #11
                      Billy O'Dell has passed away. (post # 7 has been updated to reflect this)

                      Billy was a 2 time All-Star, won 19 games for the 1962 NL Champion SF Giants and never played in the minor leagues in his career.

                      https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...;delbi01.shtml
                      Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 09-14-2018, 12:46 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Frank Lary died December 14, 2017

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Macker View Post
                          Frank Lary died December 14, 2017
                          Correction to list at post # 7 was made. Thanx for the heads up.

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