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The Canterbury Ale House
534 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA
98112
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

Scores

Joe Trudeau, President of Canada
70
Putin Top, Trump Bottom
69
Rose and the Gaussian Boys
67
Pinball Quizzards
67
Names are Hard
67
Last Place
65
The Spinsters and Chef Boyardan
62
Los Gatos Grandes
58
Wolverines!
58
C'est la vie terrible
48
Jordy's Haircut
47
Pants
46
Flick of the Krith
45
PCTers
43
Bobby's Bitches
40
Stella
39
Surf's Up
38
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Three Magic Words: “Pitchers and Catchers”

Cap'n Brendan

My God, I love baseball. You’re all new to me, so this is fun: I get to babble on about the stuff I’ve been obsessing over for years at other venues, and it’s not old hat! Quick summary: Baseball is my favorite sport. It’s the heartbeat of my summer. I’m an old school traditionalist in some ways, and America’s pastime is mine too. The passing of Dave Niehaus corresponded with the rapid descent of my interest in listening to anything on the radio. Last summer I traveled to Cooperstown in July, bearing the unbearable heat of humid upstate New York to pay pilgrimage to the Hall of Fame for Ken Griffey Jr.’s induction. I’m a Mariners (20-game plan) season ticket holder, and the card marking me as such is one of my most prized possessions.

So yesterday, Valentine’s Day, as far as I’m concerned the three most magical words in the English language weren’t “I love you.” They were “pitchers and catchers,” as in the official start of baseball’s spring training when those two position groups reported for the first time. It’s the start of baseball season. Not long after Groundhog Day, it’s the start of summer. Baseball is back. Get ready for lots of blogs about this topic.

To quote baseball legend Rogers Hornsby: “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” It may only be mid-February, but spring is here. Long may it reign.

Here’s a look at how you did on tonight’s quiz!

Round #

Theme

Avg Score

High Score

1

A Whole New World

6.12/8

8 (Wolverines!)

2

Acrostic Universe (music)

8.41/16

13 (Putin Top, Trump Bottom)

3

It’s Just a Jump to the Left…

5.29/8

7 (2 teams)

4

Gonna Set My DVD Player on Fire

4.47/8

7 (2 teams)

5

Evilly Blonde (visual)

6.47/8

8 (3 teams)

6

Happy Lupercalia!

3.24/8

6 (Names Are Hard)

7

Dispatches From a Simpler Time (audio)

5.88/8

8 (5 teams)

8

Random Knowledge

6.82/16

10 (2 teams)

Tonight’s winners were Joe Trudeau, President of Canada, with Putin Top, Trump Bottom in 2nd. On the ass end of the standings, it was Stella picking up the prize for second-to-last.

It was a pleasure spending my Wednesday with you – as always. Take care of yourselves, and I’ll see you next week!

Help DJ future quizzes! Here’s a link to our collaborative playlist on Spotify. Subscribe, add music you want to hear next time, and delete things you don’t. It’s one big social experiment!

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