Taking an Orioles quiz during the shutdown

With no baseball to be played or watched on a Sunday, what better substitute than a pop quiz on the Orioles?

Oh, please, no need to thank me.

This is the coronavirus edition. Extra credit awarded for expanding on “none of the above” by making a prediction.

The Orioles’ fifth starter will be:
A. Tommy Milone
B. Kohl Stewart
C. A player who wasn’t in camp
D. None of the above

The backup catcher will be:
A. Chance Sisco
B. Austin Wynns
C. Bryan Holaday
D. None of the above

mancini-trey-leaping-catch-white-sidebar.jpgThe right fielder on opening day will be:
A. Trey Mancini
B. Mason Williams
C. DJ Stewart
D. None of the above

The team leader in stolen bases will be:
A. Austin Hays
B. José Iglesias
C. A player who wasn’t in camp
D. None of the above

The first prospect promoted to the majors will be:
A. Keegan Akin
B. Ryan Mountcastle
C. Yusniel Diaz
D. None of the above

The season is going to start:
A. By early June
B. By early July
C. 2021
D. None of the above

The shutdown will make it much harder for the Orioles to:
A. Settle the various competitions for roster spots
B. Get their prospects promoted to the majors
C. Lose 100 games
D. None of the above

The best way to simulate your ballpark experience at home is to:
A. Pay $20 to park in your own driveway
B. Set up T-ball in your backyard and boo your 5-year-old.
C. Invite a country music artist to perform at your house before dinner
D. None of the above

Players will begin the season hoping to avoid:
A. Gerrit Cole
B. Rainouts that further disrupt the schedule
C. My cough
D. None of the above

The best use of the social distancing rule would be to:
A. Limit the number of players allowed in the food room at one time
B. Keep an empty locker between players in the clubhouse
C. Keep Ángel Hernández six feet from every ballpark
D. None of the above

An executive order to limit mass gatherings mostly impacts:
A. People wanting to go to the beach
B. People gathering at bars and restaurants
C. The Orioles broadcast team
D. None of the above

Players during the shutdown will be paid:
A. Their usual salaries
B. A portion of their salaries
C. In toilet paper
D. None of the above

OK, pencils down.

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