Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Fun Orioles Timewaster

I don't have any pictures of bobbleheads that I haven't displayed already, so that feature is taking a week off.

In the meantime, I don't know how many of you might be familiar with Sporcle.com, but it's an online game site where people can create their own quizzes about almost anything.

A friend, who is almost as much of an Orioles fanatic as I am, recently pointed me in the direction of this amazing quiz that asks you to remember every player who was in an Orioles Opening Day Lineup from 1991-2011.

There are some real challenges on the quiz, and I'm ashamed to say that I could only name 159 of the 208 players. You'd think that I might have remembered a few more names since the Orioles are kinda my thing, but what can I say? My memory clearly isn't as good as I'd like it to be.


One player who I'm slightly embarrassed to say that I forgot was the 2003 Opening Day centerfielder, Gary Matthews Jr. So there's a hint for you, if you decide to try your luck. If you do take the quiz, leave a comment and let me know how you did, I bet a few of you could put my score to shame.

3 comments:

night owl said...

I enjoy baseball-related sporcle quizzes so much that I try them for teams I barely follow -- like the O's.

I'm sure I won't top you. I'll let you know how I do.

night owl said...

127/208. That's pretty good for me. But I got a boost on the Matthews mention. In fact, I owe all the Orioles bloggers for being able to guess that many.

Got all but one of the famed '96 team.

Ryan said...

NO-I'll be honest that I spent much of the weekend sporcling. And that's a pretty amazing job, considering you don't follow the O's closely. I'm glad to be one of the bloggers who helps you keep on top of the O's. And who did you miss from 96?