Pop Quiz! Anonymous Middle Reliever or Edith Wharton Character?

Relievers

It’s usually about this time every year where I sit down and look at the forty man rosters of each club, and realize there are about a billion random middle relievers I don’t know anything about. I don’t think that’s because I don’t do my due diligence. Moreover, given the high turnover rate for relievers, I don’t feel like it’s my duty to memorize all these guys either. They’re all going to be gone in two years, and I’ll have to learn a whole new set of forgettable names. None of you know or care about them.

Don’t think so? Fine, we’ll prove it. Pop quiz, hotshot. Modern day middle reliever I hadn’t heard of or fictional character from an Edith Wharton novel? I’m tired of relaxed grading standards. You need to get at least 80 percent to pass.




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Mike Bates used to have a stupid pseudonym. Now he doesn't because people want to pay him to write about baseball on the Internet and he's really a sell out that way. He is also a Designated Columnist at SBNation, co-founder of The Platoon Advantage, and is an American Carpetbagger on Getting Blanked, the finest in Canadian baseball-type sites. His favorite word is paradigm. Follow him on Twitter here: http://www.twitter.com/commnman


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FraBreezy
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2 years 4 months ago

90%! Oh yeahhh

Darryl
Member
2 years 4 months ago

90!

Darren
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Darren
2 years 4 months ago

90%. who is the one we are missing

Antonio
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Antonio
2 years 4 months ago

80! Probably 2 or 3 were straight guesses, though.

John Choiniere
Member
2 years 4 months ago

80%

Dave
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Dave
2 years 4 months ago

40%. Ooof.

Person
Guest
2 years 4 months ago

Why not put your Sporcle account to good use. I can show you how to make this there if you want :P

Cardinal70
Guest
2 years 4 months ago

100%, but that’s mainly because I remembered seeing some of those names from my reading of the BP Annual.

benzedrine
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benzedrine
2 years 4 months ago

Yeah 100%

John Paschal
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John Paschal
2 years 4 months ago

110%, is what I gave it.

Terry
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Terry
2 years 4 months ago

90%!

tz
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tz
2 years 4 months ago

90%

Kazuto Yamazaki
Member
2 years 4 months ago

I got 100. I think I have a problem.

RunTeddyRun
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RunTeddyRun
2 years 4 months ago

My 70 may not be enough for Bates, but at least the scouts will report that I have plus-plus stupid quiz ability.

joseph
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joseph
2 years 4 months ago

100%. I’m quite familiar with being on the cusp of adequate.

Double J
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Double J
2 years 4 months ago

Shouldn’t this be graded on the 20-80 scale?

anyway 90% for me. I think Gus Treanor is a Middle Reliever, but I guess I’m still living in an Age of Innocence.

Eminor3rd
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Eminor3rd
2 years 4 months ago

80

Roberts, Justice John
Guest
Roberts, Justice John
2 years 4 months ago

If this poll had included all of the Steven King books, it would look much different.

Zach Reynolds
Member
2 years 4 months ago

This is terrific.

Spencer Jones
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Spencer Jones
2 years 4 months ago

90%

Lapcat
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Lapcat
2 years 4 months ago

80%

I pass!

matt w
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matt w
2 years 4 months ago

80%, which is kind of sad, because I actually recognize Jonathan Pettibone, Wesley Wright, Stolmy Pimentel, and Jonathan Hand. And who doesn’t know Ethan Frome!

Looks like I honked Gus Trenor and Preston Claiborne.

matt w
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matt w
2 years 4 months ago

*Donovan Hand

Jay29
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Jay29
2 years 4 months ago

100% from being way too obsessed with baseball.

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