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IQ Exam

Test Your IQ

The following test has NOTHING to do with baseball, but offers some simple questions to keep your brain thinking... or not.

 

 Exam

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I'm only challenging the brightest of my friends & a few others...
This test will keep that dreaded disease that effects your memory at bay!


You only need 4 correct out of 10 questions to pass.  Here it goes:

1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What color is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?




Remember, you need only 4 correct answers to pass.


Check your answers below ....




ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ:


1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?

116 years

2) Which country makes Panama hats?


    Ecuador

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

Sheep and Horses

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?


    November

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?


    Squirrel fur

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
  

  Dogs

7) What was King George VI's first name?
 

   Albert

8) What color is a purple finch?

Crimson

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?


    New Zealand

10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?
     

 Orange (of course)


What do you mean, you failed?

Me, too!


(And  if you try to tell me you passed, you LIED!)


Pass this on to your brilliant friends.



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A Parent's Reflection

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Give a boy a baseball

If you give a boy a baseball, he will want a bat to go with it.


You’ll buy him the best bat you can find, and then he will probably want a bucket of balls and a glove and some cleats too.  


Then, he will probably spend hours begging you to go out in the yard to play with him, even though you may want to sit on the couch and watch tv.  He will insist. And his insistence will win.

And when a boy gets a jersey, he will need pants and socks and a belt to go with it. And a TEAM…..


And then life as you know it will end.


There will be no more lazy weekends watching tv. You will see more sunrises than you ever thought possible. Every spare minute of your time will be spent hauling buckets and bags and stinky cleats and crazy boys all over tarnation for hours to practice for a game.

 THE GAME. 


And your house will be a mess. And your car will be dirty. All because you gave a boy a baseball. 

Your weekends will be spent freezing or burning to death on a fold up chair. And his weekends will be spent gaining confidence and friends, and learning new skills and having fun and getting dirty. So dirty in fact that you will have to learn how to do laundry in a whole new way, like maybe at a carwash using the pressure washer.


And you will be there the day he hits his first home run, first strikeout, and his first double play. 


And he will make you SO proud. The other parents will congratulate you. But you feel weird saying thank you because it's not you at bat or on the mound. It's everything him. He did this. 

And right before your eyes, your little boy will be transformed from the baby who spun around with his head on the bat, (because he loves attention), into a pitcher. Because he loves attention still. 


When you give a boy a baseball , you give him more than just a ball. You give him a sport, and a talent, and hope, and dreams, and friends, a new family, a place to learn about life, room to grow as a person where he can push his limits, and bravery, and courage and LIFE, and memories. And he will have ALL of these things, simply because you gave a boy a baseball. 


Because you gave a boy a baseball, you too will develop new/lifelong friendships, developed solely from the same passion for the game and love of your team. You will root together. And spew PG-13 things out of your mouths together. Because you gave a boy a baseball.


Then one day, many years from today….he will be in his room and a baseball will roll out from an old dusty bat bag underneath his bed. And he will pick it up and realize instantly that when you gave that boy a baseball, you also gave him a childhood that he would never forget. And then he will hug you, and your eyes may leak – because you realize that everything YOU gave up along the way…..was worth it!


All because you gave a boy a baseball ⚾️ …….

16" Softball - The 'OLD' Days

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SOBIES vs BOBCATS

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Employee of the Month?????

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Pitch Perfect - Almost

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Prince of a Play

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I got it!

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An Unusual Double Play

Yogi Said It

One of the most lovable ball players of all time, Yogi Berra was known for some great malapropisms - or in this case, Yogi-isms.  Enjoy 25 of his best: 


1. “It’s like deja vu all over again.”

2. “We made too many wrong mistakes.”

3. “You can observe a lot just by watching.”

4. “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

5. “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”

6. “If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be.”

7. “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up some place else.”

8. Responding to a question about remarks attributed to him that he did not think were his: “I really didn’t say everything I said.”

9. “The future ain’t what it use to be.”

10. “I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.”

11. On why he no longer went to Ruggeri’s, a St. Louis restaurant: “Nobody goes there anymore because it’s too crowded.”

12. “I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.”

13. “We have deep depth.”

14. “All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”

15. When giving directions to Joe Garagiola to his New Jersey home, which is accessible by two routes: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

16. “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”

17. “Never answer anonymous letters.”

18. On being the guest of honor at an awards banquet: “Thank you for making this day necessary.”

19. “The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.”

20. “Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.”

21. As a general comment on baseball: “90% of the game is half mental.”

22. “I don’t know (if they were men or women running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.”

23. “It gets late early out there.”

24. “Yogi, you are from St. Louis, we live in New Jersey, and you played ball in New York. If you go before I do, where would you like me to have you buried?” -Carmen Berra, Yogi’s wife. “Surprise me.” – Yogi

25. “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

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