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MLB postseason results[edit]

Similar to NFL playoff results, this article will be a catch-all for MLB postseason series, instead of having all of them in separate articles. I want to know you're opinion, because one article should make everything easier from here on out. –Piranha249 01:51, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you are proposing here... what articles are you proposing that this would replace? Spanneraol (talk) 02:18, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm not personally a fan of having results duplicated across different pages as it means more pages to remember to update. I realize, though, that there are already MLB list articles that group results in different ways. isaacl (talk) 03:42, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
I would take Major League Baseball division winners and covert it to show the wild card teams, pennant winners, and WS champ all on one row for each year. The would given an annual snapshot view, which could be useful.—Bagumba (talk) 05:45, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Hall of Fame Commissioners[edit]

I’ve been re-directed here to ask about fixing the gap between the Hall of Fame infoboxes for all the Commissioners-Landis, Chandler, Frick, Kuhn and Selig. How can I fix that? --Coingeek (talk) 21:19, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

@Coingeek: Like this. – Muboshgu (talk) 21:38, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

What Player Has Paid for Image Changing[edit]

According to this article there is a baseball player who has engaged an UPE to make sure there is a skinny image of him. Facts from the article, which I am going to presume magefor sake of the argument as true and fact checked by the author:

  • A one-time overweight player
  • An image that a newbie editor tried with-in the last three years to change that a more savvy editor later made stick
  • The player had high career earnings

I dismiss as somewhat ludicrous that 30-50 socks would be needed for this - that would draw too much attention. Thoughts? Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 10:09, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for asking Barkeep49. I have zero clue, but just wanted to add that while this type of edit is fairly unproblematic, from the company's website it's fairly clear that they have no qualms about using Wikipedia for promotion, and if we can find this article it will probably lead to others. SmartSE (talk) 11:41, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
This is interesting. I have no idea of who it could be, or how we could narrow it down. Maybe we should elevate this to WP:AN. They might have ideas on what to do. – Muboshgu (talk) 15:04, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
I have manually checked about 40 players who are all active or recently retired and haven't found anyone whose picture changed in the last 3 years that would fit this criteria. I also spent time I wouldn't have normally spent on Wikipedia doing this because I don't want to run down rabbit holes of things that may or may not be true when I could be doing things guarenteed to be productive (e.g. article creation or NPP). Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 16:30, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
Sorry if my half-joking suggestion has roped in some folks. I looks like a nearly impossible task and is also likely to come up with some false positives. I hadn't realized that "fat baseball players" was a thing until I googled it and got The Fattest Baseball Players To Appear In The Postseason. If there are this many fat, high-quality players, we're going to have to do a lot of checking, and then how can we be sure the player fits the article mentioned? In any case, I just checked one, David Ortiz. A photo of a younger, fairly slim, Ortiz was added to the article about 3 years ago after another photo was deleted as a copyright violation. I have no way of viewing the deleted photo, but am pretty sure that he would appear heavier than in this one. But how to verify that the change was made by paid editors?
If just the 1st article I checked could be the player (but is unlikely to be further confirmed), I've probably sent folks on a fool's errand. Sorry. Smallbones(smalltalk) 19:50, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
I had already checked Ortiz as he was an obvious candidate (I'm trying to avoid naming the players I've checked because I don't wish to perpetuate fat shaming). The editor who replaced the image has only edited Ortiz's article but those edits go back to 2007 and so I think it highly unlikely to be a case of UPE just SPA. I will also say I had done all this checking without having seen your message at the noticeboard. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 20:10, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
Wait.. you can get paid for editing wikipedia? How do i sign up? LOL.. Spanneraol (talk) 21:15, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
My first thought was actually CC Sabathia since he was skinny in 2014 before putting it back on. The current pic is from July 18 though so I don't even know if it's worth it bother checking the history on that. Of course, any regulars know you can't just post any random image on here, skinny or not. Can't think of too many others. Wizardman 14:56, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

Featured quality source review RFC[edit]

Editors in this WikiProject may be interested in the featured quality source review RFC that has been ongoing. It would change the featured article candidate process (FAC) so that source reviews would need to occur prior to any other reviews for FAC. Your comments are appreciated. --IznoRepeat (talk) 21:35, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Dead links to The Baseball Cube[edit]

Earlier this year, The Baseball Cube web site changed its URL scheme, breaking somewhere around 2,000 to 3,000+ links from articles that use Template:Baseballstats. The template has been updated, but individual articles still have dead links. You can find the articles within Category:Pages using baseballstats with unknown parameters.

The way to fix each article is to go to The Baseball Cube site, find the player's page, and then edit the Baseballstats template in that player's WP article to replace the player's name with their new Baseball Cube ID, like this.

All interested editors are welcome to fix these articles. I will watch this page for a while in case there are any questions. For background, see this discussion. Thanks! – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:13, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

Updating the Phillies' featured roster lists (is this the right place to ask for this?)[edit]

Hi. I've noticed something rather troubling recently regarding the all-time roster pages for the Phillies: It appears that the content featured in each list has not been updated in seven or eight years. Looking at this page, Philadelphia Phillies all-time roster (H), is particularly off-putting. Besides not including a guy like Rhys Hoskins, it suggests that the now-deceased, 2019 Hall of Fame ballot member Roy Halladay is still on the 25-man roster.

I know this is something I could fix myself, but fixing every page is overwhelming. So, is it possible that we can get some people to upgrade these pages for 2018? I'm willing to be one of them, if I give myself enough time, but I'd need a lot of help. -- JustJamie820 (talk) 20:21, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes, this is the right place to ask about this.
The editor responsible for getting those roster links to featured status retired from Wikipedia, sadly. The two options before us are eiter (a) us updating the lists as you suggested, or (b) having their featured status removed. – Muboshgu (talk) 20:30, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads-up. Since I just returned from my own long hiatus from editing Wikipedia, which I had edited under a previous nickname, I don't really know the status of most past Wikipedians like that.
Anyway, I wanted to bring this up now because I didn't think immediately sending the articles to FL removal was a good idea. Again, I'm willing to fix, assuming I remember how to edit lists correctly. It actually may not be that hard, as I counted 53 players debuting for the Phillies between now and the 2010-11 vintage lists we have, and there may not really be that many existing players who need statistical updates, although I can't be sure. It still seems daunting to me, however. I'd continue about this, but I don't want to ramble on too much longer. -- JustJamie820 (talk) 21:40, 25 November 2018 (UTC)