BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Lou Brissie

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Lou Brissie

Support with some changes. My main concern is the lack of citation for much of the information compared to past featured articles like Dave Nilsson or Tuffy Rhodes. I added in markers where we need citation. It can't hurt to expand his MLB career a bit more. And finally, it needs an introductory paragraph (~100-150 words). - --Mischa 11:36, 2 December 2009 (EST)

Support with citations. I agree that with citations, its a good featured article. --Jeff 12:37, 4 December 2009 (EST)

Support with misgivings. I don't like all the "citation needed" tags. This ain't Wikipedia, where every little sub-statement has to be cross-referenced. It's more useful here to have a good bibliography attached to the article, but in the atricle we only have one book source listed. I also think the major league portion of the article is really short for a featured article. There's a nice bit on the Al-Star Game, but almost nothing about his regular-season record. There is also a need to add some internal links in the text. That said, the current featured article has been there too long and it's time for a change. --Philippe 13:55, 4 December 2009 (EST)

I think for a short article, there's no need for citations, or one relying on just a source or two, but for a featured article, I think we generally need a higher standard. - --Mischa 14:18, 4 December 2009 (EST)

I'll oppose the choice because I don't think it's a good example of what Bullpen can do. There are better sources - SABR has a lengthy biography of him, and Ira Berkow did a book on him that came out in February 2009. What do we add? The "citation needed" tags are probably unnecessary because the facts I looked at so far largely come from the SABR biography. If we do use it, I suggest we clean it up and try to differentiate it more from what's already out there. - Randy 15:06, 4 December 2009 (EST)

I will support this when the "citation needed" marks are removed or are no longer necessary. As for now, I'm going to oppose it. Alex 18:03, 7 December 2009 (EST)

Support with misgivings, as Philippe suggests above. Looking over the article, it is kind of short, but we need a new featured article. I don't think we need to have citations for every fact and figure in the article, the tags aren't needed. So for now, I'll vote yes. Oaktree_b 23:03, 15 December 2009 (EST)