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Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

Who's your shortstop?

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Who's your #1 starting pitcher?

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Who's your closer?

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Who's your designated hitter?

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Who's your first baseman?

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Who's your #2 starting pitcher?

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Who's your catcher?

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Who's your manager?

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Who's your third baseman?

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Who is your utility infielder?

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Who is your #3 starting pitcher?

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Who is your backup catcher?

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Who is your extra outfielder?

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Who would you be willing to blow your budget on?

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What position player do you name team captain?

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Who prowls center field for you?

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Who is your second baseman?

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Who is in right field for you?

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Who is your #4 starting pitcher?

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Who is your setup man?

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Who is your #5 starting pitcher?

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Who is in the bullpen to do long relief duty?

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Who is your #1 middle reliever?

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Who is your backup first baseman?

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Who is your #2 middle relief pitcher?

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Who covers left field?

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Who do you want as your bench coach?

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Who is your pitching coach?

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Who is your hitting coach?

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When one of your players inevitably winds up on the DL, what position do you try to strengthen?

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About This Quiz

Other sports may rise and fall in their popularity, depending on the costs involved in participating, the odds of permanently damaging your brain, and simply what's fashionable and available in your area. Football is on the way out now, with many parents concerned that even the amateur game is a quick ticket to more concussions than are entirely healthy (that is, more than zero). Soccer is on the rise, but it struggles to get the TV ratings necessary for the American game to truly capture the nation's heart. Basketball is too physically compact for large crowds to attend, limiting its potential, and hockey is rather expensive unless you live somewhere that's sufficiently icy for a significant portion of the year. Track and field requires a particular sort of body, while swimming needs a pool.

That's why baseball is the national pastime. It's more than 150 years old at this point, and the amateur, collegiate, and professional games are flourishing. No matter whether you're three or 103, you can participate, using a designated hitter or runner to stand in for you if necessary, or be relegating yourself to the outfield and hoping the ball doesn't come your way. That democratic appeal is why many of us are drawn to the game, and why we often have a dream team, made up of players throughout history, hailing from rival teams. Tell us about yours, and we'll assess whether they'd make it in today's game!

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