Saturday Sports Trivia: MLB Edition

With the MLB now in full swing, it is time to test the knowledge of the baseball hardos around the world. Like and share to challenge your friends and let us know how you did on twitter @soft7sports.

There will be no questions about how many homeruns Christian Yellich has hit since that number will probably change by the time this is published to the time you read it.

Questions:

  1. The Reds’ Joey Votto finally popped out to what position for the first time in his career after over 6,800 at bats?
  2. Who is the Manager of the Red Sox?
  3. What recently retired right fielder has been called “the best lead off hitter in baseball”?
  4. What player just signed the most lucrative contract in baseball history this season?
  5. What current player holds the record for most consecutive at bats without a hit?
  6. What team has the second most World Series Titles?
  7. What gross thing did Moises Alou, Jorge Posada, and Kerry Wood do to strengthen their grip?
  8. Who is the all time strikeout leader among active players?
  9. Who is the all time homerun leader among active players?
  10. Who is the all time stolen bases leader among active players?

Matching: Match the team to their ballpark.
Colorado Rockies__________________________Miller Park
New York Mets____________________________Coors Field
Chicago Cubs______________________________Citi Field
Tampa Bay Rays___________________________Tropicana Field
Milwaukee Brewers_______________________Wrigley Field

Answers:

  1. First base
  2. Alex Cora
  3. Ichiro
  4. Mike Trout
  5. Chris Davis
  6. St. Louis Cardinals
  7. Pee on their hands
  8. CC Sabathia
  9. Albert Pujols
  10. Rajai Davis

Matching
Colorado Rockies__________________________ Coors Field
New York Mets____________________________ Citi Field
Chicago Cubs______________________________ Wrigley Field
Tampa Bay Rays___________________________Tropicana Field
Milwaukee Brewers_______________________ Miller Park

Joey Votto Was a Major Disappointment in the Reds 14-0 Win over Marlins

Let me first begin by saying that I am not at all disappointed in Votto’s or anyone else’s performance in Tuesday’s game. The Reds won 14-0 after all. We saw a great pitching performance by Castillo, back-to-back-to-back homeruns and the boys finally showed some confidence.

Can’t be mad about that.

I was disappointed in another aspect, however. The Reds have been in the news more than any other team this season. Their fight with the Pirates on April 7th shut down sports news for a solid 12 hours. Yasiel Puig has brought some fire to Cincinnati and it could not have come soon enough. The Reds finally have a reputation that doesn’t have to do with sucking. They have established themselves as the new bad boyz of baseball by pimping homeruns and fighting entire cities.

With no Puig in the lineup for the Marlins game, there was virtually no chance of a fight. This year’s bad boyz of baseball were going to take the night off… or so I thought. In the 6th inning, Joey Votto was hit by a pitch. The hair on the back of my neck stood up. When Votto took one step forward and not down the baseline, I jump out of my La-Z Boy recliner with only one thing on my mind: Here. We. Go.

You could imagine my disappointment when Votto simply picked up the ball, tossed it back to the pitcher and took his base. While it was a major let down, I have to respect Votto for this. He has much more patience than I. A real “turn the other cheek” move; Jesus level stuff there. Even if I was disappointed that Votto didn’t hand out a nap to Chen, I am glad that the face of the franchise had enough restraint in that situation.