Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Baseball/MLB team season articles format

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Fooling around with the infobox template on the Blue Jays season page. If I put a name for a manager, it doesn't show up. All that shows on the page is {{{managers}}}. How do I get around that? I've tried putting John Gibbons like a regular wiki link, just writing the name, and even putting the name around the {{{}}} brackets, but it always stays the same. Bigdottawa 09:37, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Game Log[edit]

I think there needs to be some discussion on the formating of the Game Log. For instance why are off-days even shown? And if they are to be shown, surely there is a better shade for the background than black. — Steven Andrew Miller (talk) 04:16, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Please see: Wikipedia:WikiProject Baseball/game log and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Baseball/game logSteven Andrew Miller (talk) 09:25, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

I have left a comment at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Baseball#2007 Chicago White Sox season/game log and 2007 Cleveland Indians season/game log, regarding this subject. Feel free to voice your opinions there. When I started doing the game logs for 2007 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim season, which is the first article in this project, I put in the off-days because, since there are about 25-27 games per month for every team, that's about 5 off-days per month. I felt that with that many games listed per month, that it would be a good idea to show where the off-days are so it doesn't look like a team plays every game without a day off. Again, this is just how I did the initial game log, and I knew that edits to that format were sure to come. I would like to find out which format everybody else involved in this project believes would be the best to use for all 30 articles and use that format for all of them. Ksy92003 talk·contribs

Please refer any more comments to here to keep the discussion centralised. --Borgardetalk 03:05, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Additional sections[edit]

I added a few additional sections used in existing season articles that would be useful. —Mike 03:19, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

The changes that were made can be viewed here. (Ksy92003 reverted it.) These were the sections proposed to be added:

  • Offense, Pitching, and Defense: These sections are used by the existing Twins articles to good effect and would be included above the regular season text and statistics. These sections could include a table of team leaders and a discussion of the team's offense, pitching or defense.
  • Postseason: I suggest using this title instead of Playoffs as it allows for a wider discussion rather than just focusing strictly on the championships series.
  • Awards and honors: This section summarizes the awards and honors received by players or members of management during the year.
  • Records and milestones: This section summarizes the records set or milestones reached by players during the season.
  • Roster: This section lists the team's roster for the season and would include any player playing in at least one game during the season.
  • Transactions: This section would list any material transactions, ie. trades involving players that were in at least one game at the major league level during the current or prior season.
  • Trivia: A section for season trivia that doesn't really fit anywhere else.

As with all other article formats on Wikipedia these sections would of course be optional and not required for every article. If there is no major opposition, I will add these sections to the project page. —Mike 22:51, 28 March 2007 (UTC)