Thursday was to be the opening day, one of the busiest and most optimistic days on the sporting calendar. Major League Baseball, like pretty much every sports league around the world, is trying to find out when and how it will resume play as countries try to contain the spread of the coronavirus. It remains to be seen how long we’ll have to wait for our next throw, bat flip, walk-off, or statistical oddity.
The bad news, strictly through the prism of sport, is that they might not be playing ball for a while longer. The best news is that there are enough statistics and facts about baseball that you can get all the other information out of your brain without even having learned everything about the 1996 season (did you know then that the Montreal Expo Mark Grudzielanek made his one and only All-Star Appearance that season? Wild!).
Knowing tons of random baseball facts shouldn’t be totally useless. Since there are no daily questions about the shows at this time, and Jeopardy! doesn’t have enough sports categories, here’s a chance to measure yourself against yourself and your seasoned friends.
We’re here to help you, baseball fans, digest some sports-related entertainment in a world that’s currently lacking. And we’re going to do it in the form of a humble multiple choice quiz. Below are 20 questions about the opening day of what would have been the first day of the 2020 season.
We present the CBS Sports MLB Opening Day quiz. Good luck!
(Note: Cheating is frowned upon. Please do not google or ask a friend to use a search engine to search for the answers, then pass them to you with a series of bangs or buzzes. Thank you.)
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