It’s the new year, and here is my family’s traditional greeting to it: happy 2020! Still no flying cars, though.
Since I’m getting back to what passes for nomal in my work world, I’ll keep it light for the first Trivia Tuesday of the year and give you some quotes. Some are by Pirates, some are about Pirates. I will say that there are no quotes by or about Roberto Clemente since it’s really too easy to pull those up, but there shouldn’t be anything too obscure. We’re still six weeks from pitchers and catchers reporting, so let’s have some fun.
After a record number of Bucs ended up on the DL one season, what player remarked, “we have a lot of guys hurt, but all we can do is put our best foot forward and try not to sprain it”?
A. Tim Foli B. Kevin Young C. Bobby Bonilla D. Andy Van Slyke
What Pirates manager said “People make light of my optimistic outlook, such as, if I were captain of the Titanic, I would tell my passengers we were stopping for ice”?
A. Clint Hurdle B. Pie Traynor C. Chuck Tanner D. Danny Murtagh
This Pirates slugger once said about his defense: “Errors are part of my game. One night in Pittsburgh, 30,000 fans gave me a standing ovation when I caught a hot dog wrapper on the fly.”
A. Dick Stuart B. Colin Moran C. Barry Bonds D. Bill Madlock
From another Pirates manager: “I knew we were in for a long season when we lined up for the national anthem on opening day and one of my players said ‘Every time I hear that song I have a bad game.’”
A. Bill Virdon B. Jim Tracy C. John Russell D. Jim Leyland
Former Bucs coach Rich Donnelly once said of this renowned hitter: “My house is only 21 miles from the park. I’ve already told my wife, ‘when he comes to bat, keep the dogs in and stay out of the pool.’”
A. Sammy Sosa B. Mark McGwire C. Jose Canseco D. Alex Rodriguez
Check back on Thursday for the answers. As always, if you have an idea for a Trivia Tuesday subject, post here or Tweet at me @PTBeninato.