OK, now that most of my south-of-the-border friends are well on their way to their annual food coma, and baseball’s “hot stove” is a few logs shy of producing any appreciable amount of heat at the moment, it is time to stimulate the synapses and try to stump the experts.
What experts are those?
Why, all of us, of course. I mean, why else would we be here if we didn’t love baseball, right? And in the act of loving baseball we usually gain a huge amount of knowledge and trivia about the game. Of course, in the view of George Will, “baseball trivia” is an oxymoron, because there is nothing trivial about baseball.
However, here’s your chance to show what you know, or perhaps what you think the rest of us might not. Bring out your most obscure baseball trivia question, or your favourite baseball factoid, or your weirdest baseball story. Dazzle us with brilliance — or baffle us with bullshit — your choice.
The biggest problem with making trivia-type questions challenging these days can be summed up in two words — teh interwebz. Google, Wikipedia and B-Ref make finding everything too easy, so try and restrain yourself from instantly searching out the answer and see what might be lurking deep in the recesses of your lizard brain. Alternately, try and come up with something that is not readily Googleable (is that a word?)
Shall we play a game?