i have not made a mod yet or used anyone elses stuff!!
this conversation is not helping me enjoy the only baseball game for the pc worth playing since it came out, so i am just going to go back to working on my stuff.
Here's the main issue - In an earlier post, you said, the following:
working on getting all the cyberfaces and player audio i can find
As Yankee4Life said, asking for permission to use someone else's work is a common courtesy around here if you plan to include it in a mod that you release with your name on it. When you get permission, you just give credit to the modder who created the work you include in your mod. Most guys are fine with you using their work as long as you state who originally created it.
If you still don't understand what I am talking about, look at it this way -- How would you like it if I released a full 2011 season mod and included your rosters, but did not give you credit for creating them? You wouldn't be too happy if people started telling me how great the rosters were in "my" mod, when you should be the one receiving the compliments.
No one is trying to prevent you from releasing a mod. We just have rules here to protect modders from having others take credit for their work. We've had problems like this in the past. If your mod is mainly a roster and portrait update and doesn't include anyone else's work (faces, audios, overlays, etc.), you can release whatever you like. If you do include the work of others without asking them to use it or you don't give them credit for their work, then you won't be allowed to post the mod.