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IRC[edit]

Hi, several people from the baseball wikiproject are getting together after Wizardman's sudden retirement to figure out a better way to organize the Wikiproject. One of the ideas we came up with is having our own IRC channel to help each other, as well as new users with collaboration and content. If you need help connecting to IRC join #wikipedia-coffeehouse connect. The IRC channel for Wikiproject Baseball is #wiki-baseball connect. Thanks Secret account 22:55, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Me and Muboshgu are on IRC now if you got time. Thanks Secret account 16:29, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Everyone online if you want to log in, we can also discuss Grimske. Thanks Secret account 19:38, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Minor leaguers[edit]

A large percentage, if not the majority, of major leaguers were minor league 'scrubs'. Not all were top prospect, Baseball America rated players. In addition, I'm not doing entries on Single-A players who hit .198, I'm doing entries on Triple-A players with a legitimate shot at major league promotion. As I posted on Yankees10's page, players who spend many years at Triple-A more times than not earn an eventual promotion, if only a token late season one. In actuality, the odds are that a player who reaches Triple-A at any point in his career will reach the major leagues eventually, so it really doesn't hurt to have entries for these players. Alex (talk) 07:05, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

March 2014[edit]

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Kate Spencer on Arrow[edit]

I reread the source, I do see that it mentioned the first season episode. However, please read WP:RS/IMDB. It is not to be used as a reliable source in citing. It might be helpful to see if someone appeared in a season/episode to then go out and find a reliable source, but can't be used as a mean for inclusion. I know you did not cite IMDb, but your edit summaries are what made me want to pass this along to you. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 15:01, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

I did not cite IMDB but i have found it, especially IMDB PRO which i use all the time, as very accurate as they do have verification procedures.. I wouldn't put too much into the upcoming releases stuff but for shows/movies that have actually aired/premiered it is almost always correct. Spanneraol (talk) 16:08, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination of Raton Osos for deletion[edit]

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Characters of Arrow[edit]

What is alphabetized? The actor (Barrowman, Lotz, Alejandro) or the character (Merlyn, Lance, Blood)? When I look at the list, neither is in alphabetic order. It really should be first appearance.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 14:26, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Should be alphabetized by last name of the actor.. makes it easier to read and not seem so random. That's the way it had been and I didn't realize that someone else had messed it up beforehand and i didnt check but it seems to be fixed now.Spanneraol (talk) 15:26, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, it wouldn't be random if you include a note with the other prose stating, "The list is presented in order of first appearance". Even if you don't do that (which to me makes more logical sense), it should still be noted that the list is alphabetical by actor. As if you come in and know the characters you'll wonder why preference is given to Sebastian Blood over the others that came beforehand.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 15:41, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Added a list about alphabetical order so its clear... It just makes it easier to find people, which would get hard if the show lasts may seasons otherwise. Spanneraol (talk) 16:01, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
What was the decision for the main cast?  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 16:45, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
I believe the main cast is in credits order. Spanneraol (talk) 16:54, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Thanks for all your roster updates (and for getting to the Phillies lower minor leagues; I forgot!). Great work! Go Phightins! 19:07, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
I would be remiss if I didn't do a little public taunting about my horrific Phillies taking three of four from your better than horrific Dodgers :-) Go Phightins! 16:02, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
yea well... get back to me in September and we'll see where the respective records are then. Spanneraol (talk) 17:06, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't think I am going to want to do that :-) Go Phightins! 02:25, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

April 2014[edit]

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Preventing from editing[edit]

Regarding your question on requesting a block: probably for the same reason the password was scrambled on the first account—to attempt forcing an end to editing. isaacl (talk) 15:41, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Still weird.. doesnt want to just retire like the others? Or is he changing accounts again? Makes it hard to later change your mind. Spanneraol (talk) 15:43, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm encouraged that no big announcement was made this time (and so it's a bit regretful that an announcement was made at WT:BASEBALL). I think it's best to just let things lie; if the editor wants to come back some day, it'll happen. isaacl (talk) 15:47, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

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Yes I have[edit]

I have took English classes before, just not a proficient writer. Next time, do not launch a personal attack. One user did the same thing to me multiple times, and ended up being blocked by the administrators. I doubt you want that happening to you. You are warned--NeoBatfreak (talk) 21:19, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

It wasnt a personal attack. Just make sure you proofread your entries.. I'm tired of having to fix your entries because of bad grammar. Spanneraol (talk) 21:21, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

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Diora Baird[edit]

Could you tell me which FB page you got that marriage info from. I found at least five FB pages that claim to be hers. Thanks, Dismas|(talk) 13:04, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

[1]. I think you have to be friends with her to see the personal info. She tends to post lots of pictures of her kid, as opposed to the fan pages that have mostly her modeling photos. Spanneraol (talk) 14:06, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

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Re-directs[edit]

I like to do it. I see other minor league baseball players with articles that do not re-direct. So I like to do it if there is sources to pass Wiki's GNG policy.--108.244.57.165 (talk) 20:59, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

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Retired to Former changes[edit]

If you check most of the retired baseball players articles they mainly all say former. In my opinion it doesn't make him sound like he is dead when a athlete or anyone is dead it will start with was instead of anything elseKingryan227 (DecreesActs) 22:15, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

I think retired sounds better but its not that big a deal.. however why do you keep adding captions to the info box that say "tenure with the... X club"... thats not even a complete sentence. It should be so-and-so with the x club or something like that.Spanneraol (talk) 00:52, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

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First round picks[edit]

Why do you assume I think that? If the guy passes GNG an article there is no issue of notability regardless of whether they bomb out of rookie ball. Considering the amount of coverage first round draft picks get nowadays i'd say most are notable enough.--Yankees10 16:27, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Half of the articles you made for first round picks just say "so and so went to x high school and was a first round pick of x team" with no other content. That's a waste of an article. It's better to wait to write an article till there is more to create.. you created tons of articles for HIGH SCHOOL players before the draft. There is no reason to do that other than you wanted to be the first to create an article for them. I have all the dodgers first round picks from the last several seasons on the minor league players page, except for this guy... he doesnt have a ton more info on him than the others do, I see no reason why he needs his own page. Spanneraol (talk) 16:48, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Your missing the point on GNG. Notability is notability regardless of how small or how large the article is.--Yankees10 16:56, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Your missing my point, which is common sense trumps the letter of the law.. You could come up with articles to "prove" GNG for almost every minor leaguer out there if you really looked, but that doesn't mean they should all have articles. Spanneraol (talk) 21:00, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Thats not really true at all though. There are a few very good prospects that I would create but just flat out don't have the sources to pass GNG. I do agree with you that not all prospects that pass GNG should have articles (run of the mill guys with little chance to make the majors), but as a first round pick Holmes is notable.--Yankees10 21:43, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

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Stats in 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers season[edit]

You had reverted my edit to the stats section of the 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers season, but I see that we do not need some of the listed stats, when comparing to the stats provided in 2009 Philadelphia Phillies season, an article that is listed as a Good Article. I would like to discuss this without an edit war in this article. JC · Talk · Contributions 02:29, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

I've been writing the Dodgers season articles since 2007 and you came in and started making radical formatting changes without discussion. You think we dont need certain stats but you do think its important to know their records against the Cubs and Pirates? I dont particularly like that other format and just cause it was used on some other articles doesnt make it better.Spanneraol (talk) 03:48, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png You deserve the vacation :-)

See you when you're back! Go Phightins! 21:00, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

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Throwing it out there[edit]

I know I have suggested this in the past, and you have declined, but I would just comment that you would make a strong adminship candidate, and WP:BASEBALL would certainly benefit from another admin. Speaking from my recent experience, RfA is not that bad provided you have no skeletons in the closet. If you have any questions, you can always email me ... or let me know here. You really ought to strongly consider it. Go Phightins! 03:14, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, but I really dont have any interest in dealing with the administrative tasks.. also i've had some arguments before on talk pages that might come back to haunt me if i went through that process. Spanneraol (talk) 20:30, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
All right. On a different note, my latest edition of Phillies magazine came, and it had an article on Roberto Hernandez (apparently published just before he was traded). It might be kind of useful for biographical expansion. Do you want me to email you a copy of it? Go Phightins! 21:17, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
You can if you want... I've been kinda busy at work lately but when things calm down I plan to work on expanding some more articles on Dodger players. I don't think i'll ever reach your level of productivity though, Good articles on middle relievers? That takes some dedication. Spanneraol (talk) 14:55, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
OK - and by the way, it's easier to write a GA on a middle reliever than a Chase Utley or Ryan Howard, hence why I work on the youngsters who don't have complex pasts before I tackle the stars. I have been working on Jimmy Rollins, though ... Go Phightins! 15:15, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Player stats[edit]

You are really good at updating player stats. Seeing you're probably a dodgers fans I'm probably asking too much but would you mind doing it for the Yankees as well? --Eric - Contact me please. I prefer conversations started on my talk page if the subject is changed 19:50, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

I don't really have the time and the stats are my least favorite thing to update... I only update the stats on the Dodgers page once a week so to avoid it being too much of a pain. Spanneraol (talk) 21:16, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay, maybe I will add them at the end of the season. --Eric - Contact me please. I prefer conversations started on my talk page if the subject is changed 19:19, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Justin Turner article[edit]

I noticed that you and another user are "actively" editing the Justin Turner article. Please be careful in keeping to the WP:3RR rules and avoid edit warring, as you have already passed 3 revisions for a 24 hour period. I understand how at times passion can take over logic, but please try and stay on an even course. Attempt to discuss it on the talk page. Also, there is tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, etc, there is no reason to be so focused on having the revision done immediately, try and take a step back and view it from 10000 feet up. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Jab843 (talk) 18:22, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

The 3RR rule doesnt apply to reverting vandalism which is what I am doing with reguards to that other user. I have also attempted to discuss on the talk page but he has made no response. Spanneraol (talk) 18:28, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah :(, I didn't say that you did, it just appears so, I have found that in these situations, it is best to report the user, and once banned, fix the damage. BTW, I have reported the user to the notice board Thinkblue Report. Just letting you know. :) Jab843 (talk) 18:57, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

changed the player stats back that I made.[edit]

YeAh why'd you do that? They were updated career stats and you just changed them back to the ones that were unupdated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baseballfan232323 (talkcontribs) 17:41, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

You keep adding extra stats to the table that are against the consensus established by the Baseball wiki project.Spanneraol (talk) 17:50, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Single season articles for MLB players[edit]

Hey, Spanneraol. A recent issue has arisen at AfD, which as far as I know is a novel one. WP:NSEASONS is written to address when single seasons of major sports teams may be notable, and when stand-alone articles for such individual seasons may be appropriate. The new issue is whether stand-alone articles are appropriate for single seasons/years of individual athletes. Are you aware of any single-season articles for MLB players? If so, can you identify them for me? Does WP Baseball have any internal standards for such articles, if any exist, or are you relying on WP:GNG? Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 00:44, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

As far as I know, there is no articles of that sort for baseball players.. That discussion I thought was covering players in individual sports like Tennis, or Golf.. not athletes on teams. Spanneraol (talk) 01:03, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
No special articles for DiMaggio's 1933 or Maris' 1961 seasons, eh? Prior to this tennis AfD, I had never encountered the concept of single-season articles for individual athletes, and I'm still having a little trouble accepting the idea even when an exceptional season might be notable per GNG. I'm contemplating filing an RfC, after the AfD is closed, that would clarify whether single-season articles are appropriate for individual athletes, and, if so, what the specific notability guideline for such single seasons should be. I'm also trying to get a grip if any of the other sports projects have something similar they've been doing. Would you mind if I run my proposed RfC language by you before filing it? Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 01:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
The only one i can think of that is similar would be Orel Hershiser's scoreless innings streak. Most individual things in baseball could be covered on their individual pages or the team season page I would think.Spanneraol (talk) 01:32, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Frankly, I would think that would be true of any individual athlete, but you have to see the level of detail in these athlete season articles to believe it. It puts to shame the legendary baseball fan OCD fascination with stats. LOL Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 01:42, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Mack Hillis[edit]

Hello, I saw your work on another baseball player article, and I thought that I should let you know that I have found a pro ballplayer for whom you may wish to add/create the minor league team categories: Mack Hillis. - Hoops gza (talk) 02:30, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

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Lewis[edit]

Hey rommie lewis got picked up by the EDA Rhinos so stop changing it — Preceding unsigned comment added by Barryschefler (talkcontribs) 13:45, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Do you have a source for that? Spanneraol (talk) 14:00, 3 September 2014 (UTC)