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.


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    He made it only on his second attempt. After Tony Perez, Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson, and Tim Raines, Vladimir Guerrero will become the seventh former Montreal Expo to be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame next summer. As a great deal of his statistical success as an MLB player was with the Expos and as a tribute to all his accomplishments for the franchise, here is where he ranks in the most important lifetime batting categories with the Montreal ball club (1969 to 2004 only).

    Batting average: .323 (1st)
    On base percentage: .390 (3rd)
    Slugging average: .588 (1st)
    On base plus slugging: .978 (1st)
    Games played: 1004 (6th)
    At-bats: 3763 (6th)
    Plate appearances: 4220 (5th)
    Runs scored: 641 (5th)
    Hits: 1215 (5th)
    Total bases: 2211 (5th)
    Singles: 721 (6th)
    Doubles: 226 (6th)
    Triples: 34 (3rd)
    Home runs: 234 (1st)
    Extra-base hits: 494 (4th)
    Runs batted in: 702 (4th)
    Bases on balls: 381 (5th)
    Intentional bases on balls: 130 (1st)
    Times on bases: 1646 (5th)
    At-bats per home runs: 16.1 (1st)
    At-bats per strike outs: 7.8 (10th)
    Stolen bases: 123 (7th)
    Hit by pitches : 50 (6th)
    Innings played in right field: 8,500.1 (1st)
    Outfield assists: 84 (3rd)
    Double-plays as an outfielder: 22 (1st)
    Win shares: 165 (6th)
    WAR:'s formula 33.8 (5th),'s formula 34.6 (4th)

    Unfortunately for us, Expos fans, Vlad’s accomplishments in post-season happened after he left Montreal.

    Off the field, the Dominican slugger served as an outstanding ambassador for the club. While with the Expos, he provided tickets to home games for 10 different Montreal youth groups which enabled underprivileged children to attend games. He also sponsored a youth league and collected baseball equipment for young players in the Dominican Republic. For his humanitarian efforts, he was named the Expos’ Roberto Clemente Award nominee in 2001.
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    Grand slam home run: July 1st, 2001, off Pittsburgh’s Jimmy Anderson at Olympic Stadium.
    Hit for the cycle: September 14th, 2003, against the New York Mets at the Big O (the last cycle ever completed by a player in a Montreal Expos uniform).
    Highest average in a single season for the Expos: .345, in 2000.
    Most hits in a single season for the Expos: 206, in 2000 (only Montreal-Washington franchise player with two 200-hits seasons).
    Highest slugging percentage in a single season for the Expos: .664, in 2000.
    Most home runs in a single season for the Expos: 44, in 2000.
    Most homers in a single season at home for the Expos: 25, in 2000.
    Most homers in one month for the Expos: 13, in September 2000.
    Most RBIs in a single season for the Expos: 131, in 1999.
    Most consecutive games played for the Expos, career: 276, May 20, 1998 to August 29, 1999.
    Longest hitting streak for the Expos, games: 31, July 27 to August 26, 1999.
    Most consecutive games with a home run for the Expos: 4, July 22 to July 24 (2nd game), 1998, shared with five other players.

    Vladimir also had two 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases seasons with Montréal in 2001 and 2002. He is one of only 13 players in MLB history having reached the two milestones in at least two different seasons. (As a 27-year-old for the Expos in 2002, Guerrero was one home run shy of joining the 40-40 club.)


    As an Expo, Guerrero was at the All-Star Game four times (1999-2002). He started in center field in 2002 and acted as a substitute starter in left field in 2000, when Barry Bonds was unavailable due to a thumb injury. Globally, he was 2 for 6 with one run and one strike out. Also, he was the last Expo at the home run derby competition, hitting two home runs in one round in 2000 at Turner Field in Atlanta.
    Last edited by Chicoutimi CP; 01-24-2018, 04:48 PM.
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      Finally, while playing for Nos Amours, Vladimir Guerrero was honored with these awards:

      National League Silver Slugger as outfielder: 1999, 2000, and 2002.
      National League All-Star Team by The Sporting News: 1999, 2000, and 2002 as outfielder.
      National League Player-of-the-Week (7 times): July 20-26, 1998; August 9-15, 1999 (with Dante Bichette, Colorado); September 27-October 3, 1999; April 3-9, 2000 (with Randy Johnson, Arizona); June 25-July 1, 2001; April 21-28, 2002; and August 25-31, 2003.
      National League Player-of-the-Month (5 times): July 1998, August 1999, April 2000, April 2002, and August 2003.
      Expos Player of the Year - given by the BBWAA Montreal Chapter (4 times): 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2002.
      Expos Player of the Month - given by the BBWAA Montreal Chapter (11 times): June, July, and August 1998; June, August, and September 1999; April and September 2000; June 2001; April and September 2002.

      Inducted to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 24, 2017.

      And, of course, following his nomination earlier today by 92.9% of 422 voters, he will be officially inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 29, 2018.

      Sources:,, Wikipedia (French and English), 2004 Montreal Expos Media Guide.
      Last edited by Chicoutimi CP; 01-24-2018, 04:42 PM.
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        Congrats to Vladimir. Hopefully he'll be wearing an Expos cap to the Hall.


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          It makes me sad that his plaque will be when he played for the Angels.


          • #6
            Agreed... After all, his numbers were better with the Expos than with the Angels.
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