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31 August 2007 @ 03:01 pm
Some fun facts and trivia.  
I added some hints or notes

I am bored and tonight's game is later than usual. So I thought I'd have a little fun with the Tigers roster and ask you all some fun little trivia questions.

You will be graded, of course, because I'm a mod and that's what I do around here. ;)

No, really, just have a little fun, see what you come up with and I'll share the answers later.

No cheating!!!

The questions:

1. The Tigers have used 11 different starting pitchers this season. Who are they?

2. Out of those 11 starters, only one (!!) has remained in the rotation the entire season (meaning he wasn't a call-up/spot starter/injury replacement or he hasn't spent time on the disabled list), who is it? (This should be fairly easy)

3. There are five players who were on the Opening Day roster who are no longer with the team, can you name them? edit: there may actually only be four, depends on your definition of no longer on the team ;)

4. How many players have the Tigers used this season that were NOT on the Opening Day roster? Name as many as you can.

5. How many Tigers have been on the disabled list this year (not including Campusano and Giarratano)? Name as many as you can.

6. Not counting Rick Porcello and the most recent addition to the Tigers 40-man roster, Clay Rapada, how many members of the Tigers 40-man roster have NOT been used by the Tigers this season? And who are they? edit: I forgot to mention that Wilson, Giarratano and Campusano do not count because they are not technically on the 40-man roster

7. Which Tiger has played the most games? And how many games has he played? Which Tiger has played the least amount of games (Hint: It will be, after tonight, a tie between three pitchers)?

8. Which pitcher has been in the most games and how many? And which starter has started the most games and how many? edit: There are actually two starters tied although I'm still trying to figure out how

9. Which position (1B, 2B, SS, 3B, RF, CF, LF) has used the most different starters? How many and who were the players?

Fun bonus question! There have been 8 pitchers whose names begin with the letter J on the Tigers this year. All but 2 have different names. Can you name those 8 pitchers? (Please note: this includes those not currently on the team as well) edit: It has also come to my attention that Macay McBride's real first name is Joseph, I wasn't thinking of him so really there are 9 pitchers

Also, who is the oldest Tiger and who is the youngest Tiger?

edit number 2: I'll post the answers to these questions just before the game tonight. Also, I purposely left out a player to answer number four. I did that because I'm curious to see if anyone caught him. So far no one has. This is probably because most people don't really remember the Opening Day roster.
 
 
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dodgers_pwn on August 31st, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
i'll try to do as much as i can:

1: Verlander, Bonderman, Robertson, Rogers, Maroth, Miller, Vasquez, Tata, Jurrjens, Miner, Durbin.

2: Verlander

3: Monroe, Maroth, Ledezma, Mesa, and Neifi Perez (Altho he might technically be still with the team, just suspended.

4: wow this is tough. Hmmmm,:
Miner, Miller, Vazquez, Tata, Jurrjens, McBride, Capellan, Bazardo, De La Cruz, Byrdak, Santiago, Raburn, Hessman, Timo Perez, Maybin. grand total of 16.

5: Robertson, Colon, Wilson, Rogers, Zumaya, Rodney, Sheffield, Byrdak, Jurrjens. 9 total.

6: not even gonna try.

7: Magglio Ordonez, 130ish games. fewest games: Tata, Vasquez, and Jurrjens with 3 a piece.

8: Jones has the most with 50ish games. verlander started the most with 26.

9: LF. Thames, Monroe, Sheff, Maybin, Raburn, Timo Perez, and Infante.

10: Jeremy Bonderman, Justin Verlander, Jair Jurrjens, Jason Grilli, Jordan Tata, Jose Mesa, Macay McBride (first name is actually Joseph), Joel Zumaya

11: Oldest is Rogers. Youngest is Maybin.
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
Three is almost correct, I'm counting Neifi because he is still technically on the team.

Number five you are missing four players

I'll leave six for someone else

For number seven, Magglio is actually second. Someone else is first.

For 10, you got me on that one. I didn't know McBride's real first name was Joseph. I actually had someone else in mind.

Otherwise, everything else is correct!
dodgers_pwn on August 31st, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
i'm missing one on 3? hmmm...Colon then? I guess that would count as opening day roster.

4 others hit the DL? shit. got nothing.

after i posted i realized that you were probably thinking of Jose Capellan, not Joseph Macay McBride, for #10.

for #7, if it's not Magglio.....Inge? Guillen?
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
You know what? I think I answered my own question wrong. I had Colon listed as players who have left the organization, but forgot he wasn't on the Opening Day roster. So really there is only four. Five if you do count Neifi.

I think I counted a grand total of 12 players, but I forgot all about Colon.

Yeah, I was thinking of Capellan. I didn't know about McBride.

Not either of those.
dodgers_pwn on August 31st, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
i didn't think bonderman was ever on the DL. totally forgot about miller. and thames, wow, i'm slipping. huh, maybe i'm not the smartest person here?

i totally guessed on verlander's 26 starts, so that's ridiculous.
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
I think Bonderman had a really short stint on the DL and missed only two starts.

Verlander's actually tied for most starts.
dodgers_pwn on August 31st, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
your'e right. bondo was on the DL for all of 7 days.
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think the only reason they put him on the DL is because they needed room to bring up someone to take that second spot.
Sarahmizzprincess on August 31st, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
Ok I will see how many I can get!

1. Nate Robertson, Kenny Rogers, Andrew Miller, Justin Verlander, Jeremy Bonderman, Chad Durbin, Jordan Tata, Jair Jurrjens, Virgil Vasquez(sp?), Mike Maroth, and Yorman Bazardo?

2. I'm thinking Justin Verlander.

3.(I am bascially guessing on this one because Opening Day was like a lifetime ago.lol)Mike Maroth, Wil Ledezma, Craig Monroe and that is all I can think of.

4. Almost all of our pitchers

5. Andrew Miller, Joel Zumaya, Vance Wilson, Nate Robertson, Kenny Rogers, Fernando Rodney, Gary Sheffield, Jair Jurrjens, Jeremy Bonderman, was Byrdak on the DL? Yeah I think he was, and thats all that i know of.

6. 5. Vance Wilson, Chris Shelton, Brent Clevlen, Tony Giarratano, and Edward Campusano.

7. The most I am guessing is Magglio and I have no clue how many games. The least is Vasquez and he has only pitched one game so far.

8. Verlander, 32?

9. LF Craig Monroe, Marcus Thames, Cameron Mabin, Timo Perez, and Gary Sheffield. Curtis also played in LF but he didn't start!

Bonus: Jason Grilli, Joel Zumaya, Jeremy Bonderman, Justin Verlander, Jair Jurrjens, Todd Jones, Jordan Tata, and Jose Capellan.

Bonus 2: The oldest is Kenny Rogers 42, and the youngest is Cameron Mabin 19.
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
1. Bazardo did not start for the Tigers, so you are still missing one. Hint: He's only made one start.

3. Those three are current. There is actually either one more or two more depending on whether or not you consider Neifi still a member of the team.

5. All of the ones you have listed there are correct, you need two more.

6. Correct! (Although I was technically excluding Vance, Campusano, and Giarratano)

7&8 are close, but wrong. Magglio is actually second and Verlander is tied for most starts.

first bonus- you're missing one (technically two)
Sarahmizzprincess on August 31st, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
1. Wil Ledezma started once i think.

3. Jose Mesa and Neifi

5. I am stumped on #5.

7. Is it Brandon?

8. I have a feeling its Todd or Bondo.

Bonus- Jose Mesa and Joseph McCay McBride(I got into a yelling match over McCays real name with my mom and I am the one who said it was Joseph I cannot believe I forgot!
RICK LUVS MY D*CK IN HIS BACK DOORlittlestclouds on August 31st, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
1. He started last year but not this year
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
Nope, Ledemza never started this year.

5 is kinda tough because one of the names you are missing is no longer on the team and the other I kinda forgot he was ever on the DL.

7 is not Brandon

8 is correct.

I didn't know McBride's first name was Joseph, so I didn't include him originally. But yes to both.
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Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
1. Ledezma never started, but everyone else is correct

4- the 10 you have listed are correct, but there are 6 more players...

5- those are all correct, you are missing 3 however.

7- Magglio is actually second. De la Cruz has actually pitched in six games, so Tata, Vasquez and Jurrjens is your answer.

8- Grilli is close, but not correct. Verlander is actually tied with someone else and you're actually off by one start.

Bonuses are right
RICK LUVS MY D*CK IN HIS BACK DOOR: everybody's got something to hide.littlestclouds on August 31st, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
1. The Tigers have used 11 different starting pitchers this season. Who are they?
Kenny Rogers
Jeremy Bonderman
Nate Robertson
Justin Verlander
Andrew Miller
Virgil Vasquez
Mike Maroth
Jordan Tata
Chad Durbin
Zach Miner
Jair Jurrjens

2. Out of those 11 starters, only one (!!) has remained in the rotation the entire season (meaning he wasn't a call-up/spot starter/injury replacement or he hasn't spent time on the disabled list), who is it? (This should be fairly easy)
Justin Verlander

3. There are five players who were on the Opening Day roster who are no longer with the team, can you name them? edit: there may actually only be four, depends on your definition of no longer on the team ;)
Mike Maroth
Craig Monroe
Omar Infante
Neifi Perez
Wilfredo Ledezma
(Does Sheffield count?)

4. How many players have the Tigers used this season that were NOT on the Opening Day roster? Name as many as you can.
Jordan Tata
Virgil Vasquez
Mike Hessman
Eulogio De La Cruz
Yorman Bazardo
Jose Capellan
Aquilino Lopez
Andrew Miller
Jair Jurrjens
Ryan Raburn
Cameron Maybin
Ramon Santiago

5. How many Tigers have been on the disabled list this year (not including Campusano and Giarratano)? Name as many as you can.
Vance Wilson
Joel Zumaya
Kenny Rogers
Jeremy Bonderman
Andrew Miller
Nate Robertson
Marcus Thames
Gary Sheffield
Zach Miner
Jair Jurrjens

6. Not counting Rick Porcello and the most recent addition to the Tigers 40-man roster, Clay Rapada, how many members of the Tigers 40-man roster have NOT been used by the Tigers this season? And who are they? edit: I forgot to mention that Wilson, Giarratano and Campusano do not count because they are not technically on the 40-man roster
Chris Shelton
Kody Kirkland

7. Which Tiger has played the most games? And how many games has he played? Which Tiger has played the least amount of games (Hint: It will be, after tonight, a tie between three pitchers)?
Curtis Granderson, 131 games (I think). As for pitchers, Virgil Vasquez, duh. Nice hint. :P

8. Which pitcher has been in the most games and how many? And which starter has started the most games and how many? edit: There are actually two starters tied although I'm still trying to figure out how
Todd Jones has been in the most games. I think, 53. As for starters, Bonderman and Verlander, but I don't know how many games. I'll say 26.

9. Which position (1B, 2B, SS, 3B, RF, CF, LF) has used the most different starters? How many and who were the players?
LF: Marus Thames/Cameron Maybin/Curtis Granderson/Craig Monroe/Ryan Raburn/Gary Sheffield

Fun bonus question! There have been 8 pitchers whose names begin with the letter J on the Tigers this year. All but 2 have different names. Can you name those 8 pitchers? (Please note: this includes those not currently on the team as well) edit: It has also come to my attention that Macay McBride's real first name is Joseph, I wasn't thinking of him so really there are 9 pitchers
Justin Verlander
Joel Zumaya
Jordan Tata
Jose Capellan
Jair Jurrjens (double Js!)
Jeremy Bonderman
Jason Grilli
(Joseph) Macay McBride :P
Jose Mesa (hiss)

Also, who is the oldest Tiger and who is the youngest Tiger?
Kenny Rogers/Cameron Maybin
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Sheffield was on the Opening Day roster, loser.

4- you are missing three names

5- you are missing one name

6- Kody Kirkland is NOT on the 40-man roster

All the rest are correct.
RICK LUVS MY D*CK IN HIS BACK DOOR: handshakes and high fives.littlestclouds on August 31st, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
I know, I must have misread :P

4. Timo Perez/Tim Byrdak/I can't think of the last one . . . oh wait! Was it Seay?

5. Tim Byrdak

6. I swear he was. Boo!

Whoo I are a genius!
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
Okay, that's two more for four.. two more to go.

Wait wait! There's one more for number five. This one I don't think you'll get...

Nope, he isn't anymore. He was outrighted with Sleeth when Jurrjens/Porcello were added.
RICK LUVS MY D*CK IN HIS BACK DOOR: god's gift to earth but cynical.littlestclouds on August 31st, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
Nope, he isn't anymore. He was outrighted with Sleeth when Jurrjens/Porcello were added.

awwww.

Hmm for #5, was Colon on the MLB DL or the MiLB DL with the neck thing? Is it him?
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
I wasn't counting Colon originally because I forgot about him. I was counting someone else who is longer on the tigers.
RICK LUVS MY D*CK IN HIS BACK DOOR: shaving cream facial.littlestclouds on August 31st, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
Jose Mesa (BOO HISS)?
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
Yep!
RICK LUVS MY D*CK IN HIS BACK DOORlittlestclouds on August 31st, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yay! Oh how I hated him!
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
I think we all did.
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Actually I lied about number 4, you are missing four names, not three.
RICK LUVS MY D*CK IN HIS BACK DOORlittlestclouds on August 31st, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
4. Oh yeah, Miner. I totally forgot about McBride.
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
Yep, Miner and McBride, you have all 16.
RICK LUVS MY D*CK IN HIS BACK DOORlittlestclouds on August 31st, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
16 guys! Holy crap that's a lot of guys on the DL.
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
That's not the guys on the DL, that's players not on opening day roster.
RICK LUVS MY D*CK IN HIS BACK DOORlittlestclouds on August 31st, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, right. Well still, the amount of guys that have been on the DL is a lot too :P
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
Well, 12 if you don't count Colon, Campusano, and Giarratano.
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
Umm, I just noticed that you got number 3 wrong.
RICK LUVS MY D*CK IN HIS BACK DOORlittlestclouds on August 31st, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Lemme guess, Jose Mesa? (boo hiss)
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
And NOT Omar Infante
RICK LUVS MY D*CK IN HIS BACK DOORlittlestclouds on August 31st, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
If not omar, who! freakin' Colon?
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
No, you just had Omar Infante instead of Mesa. Are you misreading the question? Its which players are no longer in the organization. Infante is still in the Tigers organization...
RICK LUVS MY D*CK IN HIS BACK DOORlittlestclouds on August 31st, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
Ohh, I was reading it as no longer on the team.
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on August 31st, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
well then you'd have to add a handful of other players.
Shannon Methuselah Honeysuckleso_so_shanny on September 1st, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)
haha, man. it's a little pointless to answer them now after i accidentally read everyones answers.

lol this was actually quite fun! Why can't we have exams like this in College?
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on September 1st, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
I know. I should've screened comments. Maybe I'll think of some other questions later and do that.
Shannon Methuselah Honeysuckleso_so_shanny on September 1st, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
Yay!
Shaniequa Loqueesha-BonBon McSalley Tayduhedgeoflovely on September 1st, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
I'm working on a birthdays trivia!
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