Thursday, November 18, 2010

Is Matt a Brewers Fan?

A few posts ago in the comments section one of our staff members made an outlandish claim: Matt stated that he was a Cubs fan and a Brewers fan. This offended every sensibility that T-Pain had and he declared somewhat of a war on Matt. T-Pain could not comprehend how someone could have their 2 favorite teams reside in the same division. He felt this betrayed a good baseball knowledge. In his own defense, Matt claimed that he was a proud Brewers fan before they transferred to the National League and that he should be grandfathered in.

How can we prove that Matt was a Brewers fan when the Cerveceros were in the AL?

The other writers and i have compiled a quiz that should settle the score. The scoring will be completely subjective and I will serve as the administrator of the quiz. In order to obtain the most accurate results, we must use a Gentleman's Agreement with Matt. Matt must promise not to use any Internet sources to find these answers. As I have known him since we were 10, I feel as though I have a strong grasp on the questions Matt does and does not know. If I suspect any cheating on his part sanctions will be brought upon him.

Without further ado, THE QUIZ (I also implore everyone to attempt to take The Quiz. I will leave a scoring key in the comments section in a few days. Let's all test our knowledge of the Brewers)

(Side Note: I've requested that the questions either be geared toward general Brewers knowledge or in depth team knowledge from the 1990's or 2000's, as to yield the best results)

1 Point Questions

1) In what year did the Brewers win the World Series? (got to start off easy)
2) What was the name of the Brewers' former Stadium?
3) What years did Robin Yount win the AL MVP? (1 point per correct answer)
4) What year did the Brewers shift to the National League?
5) Please spell Hall of Fame Brewers' announcer's last name.
6) Who was the Brewers owner before he sold the franchise in 2004?
7) What was the Brewers original team name?
8) What were the 3 original types of sausages to race?
9) What are the current sausages that compete in the Sausage Race?
10) Name the player responsible for striking the Sausage with a baseball bat. (Bonus 5 points: which Sausage was struck)

2 Point Questions

11) Which double play combination patrolled the infield from 1995-1999?
12) Which slugger patrolled Left and Right Field for the Brewers from 1999-2007?
13) Name the players who's numbers are retired by the Brewers. (2 points per correct answer)
14) How many division titles and pennants have the Brewers won?
15) What year was the Sausage Race first introduced?
16) Who were the Brewers playing when Yount recorded his 3,000th hit? (5 Bonus points for getting the pitcher)
17) The 1987 Brewers team nickname was...


My own scoring...

Name your favorite Brewer All Time and Currently.
Name the Brewers Team Leaders in Hits/Home Runs/RBI/SB/Wins/Saves/Strike Outs


Please leave your comments in the comment section and I will give each a score. Remember, NO CHEATING!

9 comments:

  1. I need several people to comment to get a good meter of pass/fail score. I would say that even us writers that compiled the quiz could take it, if we are honest. Do I know when the Sausage Race was introduced, fuck no, so I would honestly mark that question as incorrect for myself.

    I think we all have enough honor to complete this quiz truthfully. I haven't ran the numbers on how many questions he SHOULD get right yet, but once I get some time, I will get back to you all with the percentage required for passing.

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  2. 1) In what year did the Brewers win the World Series? (got to start off easy)
    They didnt

    2) What was the name of the Brewers' former Stadium?
    Milwaukee County Stadium, which also filmed Major League

    3) What years did Robin Yount win the AL MVP? (1 point per correct answer) 1982

    4) What year did the Brewers shift to the National League?
    98

    5) Please spell Hall of Fame Brewers' announcer's last name.
    Uecker

    6) Who was the Brewers owner before he sold the franchise in 2004?
    selig

    7) What was the Brewers original team name?
    Seattle Pilots?

    8) What were the 3 original types of sausages to race?
    Hot Dog, Polish, Brat

    9) What are the current sausages that compete in the Sausage Race?
    Churizo, Brat, Hot Dog, Polish, Italian

    10) Name the player responsible for striking the Sausage with a baseball bat. (Bonus 5 points: which Sausage was struck)
    Randall Simon!!! He then came to the Cubs and I was at his Cub debut at Miller Park. The section next to me won a free Italian in believe
    2 Point Questions

    11) Which double play combination patrolled the infield from 1995-1999?
    fail

    12) Which slugger patrolled Left and Right Field for the Brewers from 1999-2007?
    Jeremy Burnitz

    13) Name the players who's numbers are retired by the Brewers. (2 points per correct answer)
    Yount, Jackie Rob, Molitor, Aaron

    14) How many division titles and pennants have the Brewers won?
    1

    15) What year was the Sausage Race first introduced?
    1992?

    16) Who were the Brewers playing when Yount recorded his 3,000th hit? (5 Bonus points for getting the pitcher)
    Sox..Jack McDowell----total guess (just looked it up to finish. JOSE MESA!!!)

    17) The 1987 Brewers team nickname was...Brewers

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  3. First off that was tough. Ultimate Fail...I feel we should make a quiz for the Sox, Cubs, and Cardinals.

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  4. You must also answer the favorite player all time and current and the leaders in the following categories. This is an extensive quiz.

    Just to let you know, You have scored a 24/38 points. In contrast, I would have recieved a 19/38 on the first part of the quiz (granted I made some of these questions up. Much like a high school history teacher, I often made up the question then said to myself, "I wonder what the answer to that is")

    I will wait until Monday/Tuesday to publish the answers. This should give others time to participate if they wish.

    Also, an additional 24 points are available on the last 2 questions.

    5 per player you like (this is based on a sliding scale of my own choosing)

    2 per correct selection of leaders (one point per answer that I deem as a "good" guess)

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  5. You should deduct one of his points for misspelling Chorizo.

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  6. Current favorite Player: Ryan Braun
    All-Time Brewer: Brooks Kieshnick & Jeremy Burnitz (fav coach Mike Maddux)

    Hits: Yount
    Home Runs: Yount(eventually Braun)
    RBI: Yount
    SB: Scotty Pods?
    Wins: Sheets
    Saves: Fingers
    K's: Sheets

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  7. I refuse to play because much like a high school teacher I:

    A) Don't care if he passes or fails, as long as I get paid.

    B) Am not qualified to take or pass the tests that I give out.

    and

    C) May just seduce Matt after the quiz if he wants a passing grade.

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  8. Ah, yes I suppose I was supposed to give you the answers to these...

    1) 0
    2) Milwaukee County Stadium
    3) 1982, 1989
    4) UECKER
    5) Bud Selig
    6) Seattle Pilots
    8) Brat, Polish, Italian
    9) Hot Dog, ChOrizo, Brat, Polish, Italian
    10) Randall Simon (Italian Sausage)

    11)Jose Valentin and Fernando Vina (I loved them so much)
    12) Geoff Jenkins
    13) Molitor, Yount, Robinson, Fingers, Aaron
    14) 1
    15) 1994
    16) Indians (Jose Mesa)
    17) The Streak
    H- Yount
    RBI-Yount
    HR-Yount
    SB-Molitor
    W-Jim Slaton
    Saves- Dan Plesac
    K-Sheets

    Garcia ended with a score of 24/38 on the first 17 and 8/14 on the Category Leaders for a total of 32/52. Not too shabby. In contrast I honestly would have received a 28/52 if I would have taken the quiz without cheating (I made up most of these so many of the answers I knew coming in).

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