Thursday, December 16, 2004

SAT Time

Hey, if the Nats actually do spend one year in RFK (which according to the Post citing baseball sources, they won't) before moving to Vegas or whereever, 20 Nats Blog points to anyone who can complete the following SAT-style Analogy....

Brad Wilkerson is to Don Mincher as the Washington Nationals are to _______.

7 Comments:

At 10:47 AM, Blogger Dan said...

Well, Wilkerson is a benchwarmer for the Nats, and Mincher was a benchwarmer for the 1960 Senators. So that's my answer (the 1960 Senators).

 
At 10:58 AM, Blogger dexys_midnight said...

that's not quite the answer, but you are warm. And the Nats/Treehuggers/One-armed bandits/Toll Roads (depending on where they go) wish Wilkerson was a benchwarmwer as opposed to their best player.

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Dan said...

Damn, I did better on the real SAT than this. Well, Mincher became a decent player for the Twins in the mid-'60s, but still bad enough that you'd be depressed if he were the best player on your team. So is the Twins of the mid-'60s the answer?

You seem to imply that the analogy works only if the Nats spend a year at RFK, and I don't see what my new answer has to do with that, so I'm probably still wrong. Am I getting warmer or colder?

 
At 11:21 AM, Blogger Chris Needham said...

Think Ball Four, Dan. Think Ball Four.

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger Dan said...

A-ha!

The Seattle Pilots.

Right?

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger dexys_midnight said...

yep. The answer is the Seattle Pilots. Mincher was the best player/had the best season on the Cancelled Pilots (oh I crack me up), who lasted exactly one season. Wilkerson would probably have the best season on the RFKers (at least he did last year).

 
At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don Mincher was indeed on the '69 Seattle Pilots. Moreover, he is part of my all-time favorite baseball trivia question: Name the last members of the original and expansion Senators to hit grand slams. (The hint is that both played for both versions of the team.) Mincher hit the last slam for the expansion Senators in August '71 in Anaheim; the last slam hit by one of the original Senators came at Yankee Stadium in August 1960 by...Camilo Pascual.

 

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