Sunday, April 13, 2008

Year in Review Quiz

In the style of Page 2 over at Pencils ready.

Multiple Choice
1. What did we learn during this year's playoffs?
a) It helps to have 2 Cy Young winners.
b) Having the top seed doesn't mean much.
c) Leaving your best hitter out of the lineup and abandoning your team is a viable strategy.
d) All of the above.

2. Nashville's Gregg Black was most surprised when:
a) His wild card team made the ALCS
b) He won the AL MVP award
c) He didn't hit .400
d) He was told that he's not playing in a slo-pitch softball league.

3. Which of the following headlines are we least likely to see by the end of season 2?
a) Cubs knock off Dodgers, will face Iron Birds in the World Series.
b) Isaiah Thomas wins Coach of the Year Award
c) Bush, other world leaders sign lasting world peace accord.
d) Pigs sprout wings, begin to fly.

4. Which of the following headlines is made up?
a) Chicago's Mitchell Dunham races tree slug, snail, and caterpillar in 40-yard dash, finishes 4th.
b) Trenton's Tony Satou attempts to throw fastball throw plate glass window, window survives.
c) Salem's 22- year-old Cy Young Award winner Dwight Salmon denied entrance to unnamed NL city bar.
d) None of the above.

5. Which of the following is hardest to see without a telescope?
a) Saturn
b) The moon
c) The home run Albert Pujols hit off of Brad Lidge in the 2005 NLCS
d) Baltimore's team ERA.

6. Which of the following garnered the most attention on our chat board?
a) This blog.
b) The thrilling pennant races.
c) A well-played World Series
d) A trade in another league.


7. Me: Cincinnati will win the World Series::
a) Custer: We shouldn't have much trouble here at Little Bighorn.

8. Salem: Arizona::
a) Yankees: Red Sox
b) North Carolina: Duke
c) Alabama: Auburn
d) Ohio State: Michigan
e) All of the above

9. Gregg Black, Denny Moss, King Winn: AL Pitching::
a) Godzilla: Tokyo
b) Monster Truck: Tiny cars
c) Karma: Chicago Cubs (real life)
d) All of the above.

10. Pawtucket's Francisco Javier: strikes out::
a) Sun: rises in east.
b) Rich Harden: put on DL
c) Tiger Woods: wins golf tournaments
d) All of the above.

Essay: The top 4 records in The Bigs were all held by AL teams. Explain if this is a precursor to AL dominance in this league.

Answers: 1. d 2. d as evidenced by the fact that he asked why there were no kegs on first base 3. b , with c a close second 4. c, only because he borrowed Gregg Black's mustache for the night. 5. c 6. d 7. a 8. a, only because the owners send barbs back and forth on par with the NY and Boston owners 9. d and mfoster's getting worried already 10. d and I just as easily could have stuck Carl Pavano and many others in as the answer for b Essay: Any answer including "Pete Rubel's contract" , "not until Baltimore has an ERA in the same area code as respectability" or "not as long as Dunwoody and Salmon are still on the same NL team" is valid.

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