Taking the latest Orioles quiz during the shutdown

If you sense that I’m giving you a quizzical look this morning, well, scroll down for verification.

Or maybe the headline gave it away.

This is the latest coronavirus edition. We could use the distraction and a few smiles.

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

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

Games will be played:
A. Exclusively in Arizona
B. In Florida and Arizona
C. In no more than five states
D. None of the above

Fans will be allowed to attend games:
A. Without any restrictions
B. In much smaller numbers
C. In 2021
D. None of the above

The First-Year Player Draft will consist of:
A. Only five rounds
B. Only 10 rounds
C. The full 40 rounds
D. None of the above

The Orioles will use their first draft pick on:
A. Georgia pitcher Emerson Hancock
B. Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson
C. Vanderbilt third baseman/outfielder Austin Martin
D. None of the above

The first Orioles player to hit a home run will be:
A. Renato Núñez
B. Chris Davis
C. Anthony Santander
D. None of the above

Wojciechowski-Throws-White-TEX-Sidebar.jpgThe first Orioles pitcher to be credited with a win will be:
A. John Means
B. Alex Cobb
C. Asher Wojciechowski
D. None of the above

The next Oriole to finish in the top three for a major award will be:
A. Means (Cy Young)
B. Trey Mancini (MVP)
C. Adley Rutschman (Rookie of the Year)
D. None of the above

The Orioles’ longest winning streak will be:
A. Three games
B. Five games
C. Seven games
D. None of the above

The Orioles’ longest losing streak will be:
A. Three games
B. Five games
C. Seven games
D. None of the above

Manager Brandon Hyde will be ejected for:
A. Arguing balls and strikes
B. Arguing a call on the bases
C. Touching his face
D. None of the above

Media assigned to cover games will be instructed to:
A. Leave an empty seat between each writer
B. Send fewer reporters on the road
C. Pray that the cable doesn’t go out
D. None of the above

Changes in mound visits will involve:
A. Fewer trips allowed
B. Only managers allowed
C. Notes tied to rocks
D. None of the above

Batters will reach base as long as they don’t:
A. Strike out, ground out or fly out
B. Fail to complete their at-bat due to a caught stealing or pickoff
C. Fail to cover their mouths while coughing
D. All of the above

Fielders will be required to:
A. Communicate with each other using signals
B. Avoid approaching the stands
C. Wear gloves on both hands
D. None of the above

Ways to maintain social distancing in games will include:
A. Uncontested stolen bases
B. Batters no longer circling bases after home runs
C. Replacing bench-clearing brawls with nasty tweets
D. None of the above

Team captains will be asked to inject:
A. Leadership
B. Humor
C. Disinfectants
D. None of the above

The Orioles offices will remain closed until:
A. The end of May
B. The end of June
C. Someone figures out how to reverse the Glenn Davis trade
D. None of the above

Masks shouldn’t be given to:
A. Non-essential workers
B. People who don’t leave the house
C. Ángel Hernández
D. None of the above

Walk-off home runs will be celebrated with:
A. Congratulatory text messages
B. Gatorade and soap showers at home plate
C. Hand sanitizer pies to the face
D. None of the above

OK, pencils down. And stay safe.

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