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Trivia Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 25, 2020

Don’t watch The Platform. It’s gross and stupid. I got sucked in because Netflix was advertising it. Do NOT WATCH.

I enjoyed the trivia question about Reggie Sanders yesterday. I would have never gotten it. And I have almost no recollection of him playing on that famous team. I think I blocked a lot of that season out because of how it ended.

Today’s challenge: come up with a trivia question better than the Reggie Sanders Q. Good luck.

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  1. willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Only got it because I was thinking the correct answer given time frame of era was Kenny Lofton, a guy I really liked just like Sanders. I couldn’t even remember Sanders first name once I thought about him.

    Hey stuck something on end of last thread. Phil Bickford and Andrew Susac were the guys Sabes sent to Brewers for Will Smith.

  2. zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 8:36 am

    I remember that Sanders would do a milkshake-making thing or cocktail-shaking thing with his bat as he walked to the plate. My only memory of him.

  3. chipower9 said, on March 25, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Which player led the NL in HRs and RBIs in both 1968 and 1969 seasons?

    • Flavor said, on March 25, 2020 at 8:50 am

      Loo should get this one. I am really bad at 60’s trivia.

  4. James said, on March 25, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Somehow I missed that the puzzle had been solved. Thanks for the rescue, Loo!

  5. chipower9 said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:12 am

    I just saw this, and it was supposedly reported yesterday, that Noah Syndergaard of the Mets with have TJ surgery.

  6. willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:24 am

    good one Chi. 1968 was the year of the pitcher, when Yaz led the AL with .301 BA. He also hit 23 HRs. His combined total for 67 69 and 70 was 124 all 3 years at least 40.

  7. willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Gibson in ’68 had the ERA of 1.12 season MVP of league. Like Winder said couple days ago, best I ever saw plain and simple. funny thing too he said that longer he went in a game he’d notice his elbow start to bother him and he’d throw more sliders because he knew it would break even sharper.
    .
    guy could hit too—1965 he hit 5 bombs 19 rbis, BA of .240 slash line .261/.404 for 665 OPS.

    • chipower9 said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:49 am

      Agree. As I have mentioned, growing up in Oklahoma I was a big Cards fan, and loved to watch Gibson pitch. He was definitely one of the more menacing pitchers on a mound in those days, and was genius at the “brush-back pitch.”

  8. willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Gibson gets fair amount of grief from Giants fans for beaning Jim Ray Hart on day he debuted in second game of DH at Stick in July of 1963. Hart went 2-5 in first game before leaving after his only time up vs. Gibson in second game.
    Hart was out a month and then Cards Curt Simmons beaned him late in a game Cards won 13-0 in August of 1963, ending his season.

    • alleykat69 said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:59 am

      Gibson was one ornery pitcher in his day.He took no shit from any hitter and would gladly give you chin music if you stared at him wrong! Still I dug watching him pitch, he was bad ass and put fear in hitters..

  9. alleykat69 said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:52 am

    I got to go with Willie Stretch McCovey??he was raking HR’s like many back then..

    • Bozo said, on March 25, 2020 at 11:35 am

      If it isn’t Mac, I’d guess Aaron.I

      • chipower9 said, on March 25, 2020 at 11:37 am

        Kat nailed it…it was Stretch.

  10. willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Trying to find out more info about Jim Ray Hart’s rookie season and getting hurt, there is very poignant tribute to him and blog posts below from whenthegiantscometotown blog in 2010. Never heard of it but the guy running it was Dr.B who mentions at one point he was on Baggs blog at san jose merc. Twin was over there before the Merc folded it.

    • Winder said, on March 25, 2020 at 11:07 am

      I don’t think Hart was ever the same after that. I remember even the media kept saying he was gun shy.

  11. Winder said, on March 25, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Mays was a warrior but when it came to Gibson he just automatically bit the dust. Never failed. That was when players didn’t make much money. I can imagine if he pitched like that today he’d be fine and sued every time out.

    • Winder said, on March 25, 2020 at 11:00 am

      fined

  12. Winder said, on March 25, 2020 at 11:12 am

    I still think Koufax was just as good with a totally different style. Anyone who could strike out Mays, McCovey, and Cepeda in succession truly had some stuff.

  13. willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Gibson’s take was inside part of plate belonged to hitter (and if he came in there and got hurt it was his own fault), outside was his. He came inside off the plate to establish outside. also (and I heard this live on KNBR in ’80s) that with his control if he really wanted to hit a guy he usually did. In that context he mentioned Ron Fairly, who did work for Giants somewhere in that time frame.

    the way hitters are allowed to crowd plate with all the “protective” gear on today is nonsense. Guys like Turner on dodgers have parts of their body in the freaking strike zone. Most pitchers haven’t learned how to pitch inside as a result.

    • willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 11:32 am

      Fairly was on radio 87-92. the late, I should add as he passed late (October maybe?) last year.

    • gianthead said, on March 25, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      Bellinger is the worst and pitchers have to start moving him off the plate…

  14. chipower9 said, on March 25, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Kat (9:52) gets the trivia question I posed. It was “Stretch” McCovey.

  15. Winder said, on March 25, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    I wonder how many times Santo got hit by Gibson? Could be after the first he got smart and backed up.

  16. Flavor said, on March 25, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    this is really an incredible impersonation

    • wilcojoe said, on March 25, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      That’s incredible.

    • Winder said, on March 25, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      Lol

    • zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 1:40 pm

      Great video clip!

    • chipower9 said, on March 25, 2020 at 2:08 pm

      Oh fuck…that had me laughing out loud…dude nails it!

    • alleykat69 said, on March 25, 2020 at 2:24 pm

      Awesome 👏 😷 Yeah he nailed it!

  17. Bozo said, on March 25, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    👍😷

  18. Flavor said, on March 25, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    • djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 4:12 pm

      So awesome. Reggie and Rickey woulda been a great backfield.
      Charging the field was seriously curtailed in 1980, when the Philadelphia
      police ringed the stadium with their German Shepherds (I think)…

      • Macdog said, on March 25, 2020 at 4:26 pm

        I think they were on horses, too.

      • djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 4:42 pm

        Or neither???

      • Macdog said, on March 25, 2020 at 5:18 pm

        From 0:22-0:25 I see a couple dogs around the first base box.

  19. djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    McCovey barely squeaked out MVP over Seaver in ’69.
    They both had 11 first place votes.

    Some members of N.Y. press said Seaver cost himself the award by openly
    campaigning for Tommie Agee who finished 6th in the voting…

    • willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      one of my best HS buddies mid late 60s was White Sox fan (used to play Strat O Matic with him) and while he dug their pitching guy he liked most was Agee.
      He was awesome for about 3 years with Mets too, cool player.

  20. djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    There’s a clip of the Mets celebrating the ’69 WS.
    Seaver is being interviewed at the height of the champagne soaked insanity
    and I believe he refers to Jones and Agee as his 2 “bobos”.
    I always wondered what that meant…

    • djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      I’m sure it was racial but definitely not racist.
      Joking around was allowed in 1969…

  21. zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    “Giants broadcaster Jon Miller and his wife, Janine, got tested for COVID-19 and are quarantining themselves as they await the results.
    In a Wednesday morning radio interview on KNBR, Miller said his son and son’s fiancee tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from Europe, where they were engaged.”

  22. zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    “More than 200 deaths from Covid-19 were reported Wednesday in the United States — a new high for fatalities recorded in a single day.”

    Trump sees light at the end of the tunnel, though.
    He’s feeling upbeat about the situation.

    • djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      Trump will be interviewed by Hannity in a few minutes.
      Is this must see or must avoid for you, Zum?

      • djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:45 pm

        Make that 1,400 minutes.
        It’s tomorrow…

      • zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:53 pm

        Gonna pass on that. 🙂

  23. zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    I think tomorrow was supposed to be opening day vs. the Dodgers. Those Spring Training games seem like a long time ago.

    • willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 5:15 pm

      Pavs mentions it on nbc sports site, and goes into what he thinks about what roster will look like.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:03 pm

      baseball seems so foreign and inconsequential to me; irrelevant

  24. willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    OK 13 position players:
    Posey and a back up who might be someone not already here
    Belt Dubon Craw Longo Sandoval Flores
    Locks according to Pavs are Yaz Dick and PENCE so maybe Davis and Hamilton

    This is a rebuild? And that’s not counting Solano or Ruf not exactly couple youngsters either

  25. unca_chuck said, on March 25, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    I missed al the music stuff, but OMG, Terry Bozzio drumming with his wife ex-bunny Dale singing is flat awesome.

  26. pawliekokonuts said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    That Trump impersonation is brilliant. When people on the internet say something is quote hilarious unquote, I know it is mildly amusing at best, maybe worth a smile. That thing is spot-on and funny.

    • djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:04 pm

      In an interview Jerry Seinfeld was asked: “What do people laugh at that really isn’t funny?”
      Seinfeld: “Impressions”

      • James said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:39 pm

        Sure, it isn’t funny, it’s fucking tragic that in two minutes some nobody can completely capture yet again that a soulless, malevolent imbecile is running the country. The collective punishment we’ve endured for the supposed excesses of political correctness is way disproportionate to the sin itself.

      • zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:56 pm

        “soulless, malevolent imbecile”

        That’s well said.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:22 pm

        dangerous imbecile

  27. pawliekokonuts said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    I’d’ve guessed McCovey but too late.

    • djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:07 pm

      Possibly the first double apostrophe word I’ve ever seen,
      Are there others besides possessive pronouns, Professor Pawlie?

      • pawliekokonuts said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:10 pm

        mustn’t’ve slipped by; not sure

      • James said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:21 pm

        And you had to look up the word “tenet”?

  28. pawliekokonuts said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    My daughter, in Brooklyn, the ballet daughter, may have it. She knows she has strep tonsilitis. Went to urgent care. Not many were there. Probably afraid. Got antibiotics. But sore tonsils have usually preceded her flu episodes. Her roommate worse. Fever 11 days; now coughing. Her mother and I can’t abduct her. She wouldn’t go, and it would be risky for me, her mom, and anyone else in contact. And she would have nowhere to stay in Syracuse without likely spreading it if she has it. Notice I can’t bring myself to say it.

    • Flavor said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:22 pm

      bad news Kokonuts. She’s young and strong. I will keep her in my thoughts, keep us posted.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:34 pm

        thank you

      • zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

        Pawlie, you have all the Flappers thinking of her and the whole family, and the roommate.
        All the best to all of you.

      • djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 7:22 pm

        Absolutely. And Chuck’s daughter as well…

    • willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 7:34 pm

      antibiotics take a few days to get through system and fight off what is causing her illness. Plus you have to take full dose to make sure it’s gone. pharmacy work during protracted college days when one could support oneself.
      so be patient with the patient and best health to her and yours

  29. unca_chuck said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Tommie Agee. I saw him smash his face on the CF fence at the Stick with the Mets somewhere around ’72. He was a bloody mess. I think he knocked himself out. Good times. Back when it was a $2.00 bus ride and a $2.50 bleacher seat. The shit we did as kids . . . mom was just worried we came in before the sun went down.

    • djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:37 pm

      A lot of loyal Met fans resented manager Yogi and old, washed up Willie for Agee’s benching…

    • James said, on March 25, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      My brother’s favorite player. We both became baseball fans while living in base housing at Ramstein AFB. He picked the Mets as his team because he was born while we lived in Wrightstown, NJ.

  30. alleykat69 said, on March 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Tommie Agee sure had a weird career.1st 4 years with 2 teams at age 19-23 he had 76 AB’s but in his 5 th year he wins ROY award? I remember someone saying you needed 90 AB’s to no longer be considered a rookie.He only played till he was 30 and was washed up then, just seems young back in those days.. Another bummer for him he ended up with 999 career hits.Maybe cause the washed up Willie Mays took his chance to pass 1,000 hits from him..

  31. Flavor said, on March 25, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Loo you’re in Brooklyn, right? How are you seeing things in your neighborhood, is it as bad as the press is saying it is? Are you and your neighbors sheltered in place? How serious is everyone taking all of this?

    • djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      Streets are much quieter and less traffic, but a big part of that could be that there’s just nowhere to go except the essential places. It doesn’t feel like a panic situation. Most people are playing by the new rules – some seem oblivious. I go outside every day, take aimless walks, buy what I need, check in on a couple of people even older than me. I wear the mask sometimes, but mostly don’t. I look really good in it. I’ll send you a pic…

      • Flavor said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:09 pm

        yes. mask pic please. text it to me

  32. dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 25, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    • zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 7:59 pm

      Great! Thanks.

      Sadly, Mays is the only pitcher in MLB history to kill a batter with a pitch. He hit Ray Chapnan. No helmets in those days, of course.

      • djloo27 said, on March 25, 2020 at 8:57 pm

        So you’re saying there should have been more?

      • zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:02 pm

        Yeah, I could have worded that better.

  33. zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Could be interesting:
    “MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says the league’s sign-stealing investigation into the Boston Red Sox is complete and a report will be released before the now-delayed 2020 season begins.”

    • zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:04 pm

      Who knows when the season begins, though.

  34. alleykat69 said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    One thing for sure the Coronavirus sure took the hook off of the Astros for now..

  35. zumiee said, on March 25, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Manfred states what’s becoming obvious:
    “Rob Manfred says MLB could cancel season if coronavirus does not pass”


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