Midwest Sports Fans http://www.midwestsportsfans.com A sports blog by and for Midwest Sports Fans Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:55:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Episode 14 sponsored by Generational Equity http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/10/mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-episode-14-sponsored-by-generational-equity/ http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/10/mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-episode-14-sponsored-by-generational-equity/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:00:56 +0000 http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/?p=39114 In Episode 14, Jerod takes a stab at Ari's most challenging slate of questions yet, and then they discuss what has made the 2011 MLB playoffs so memorable before previewing the World Series matchup between Texas and St. Louis.

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In Episode 14 of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast sponsored by the M&A consultants and advisors at Generational Equity, Jerod and Ari welcome…no one. They handle this one themselves.

Jerod takes a stab at Ari’s most challenging slate of questions yet, and then they discuss what has made the 2011 MLB playoffs so memorable before previewing the World Series matchup between Texas and St. Louis.

Click play on the player below to listen to this week’s episode:

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Click here to take MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Quiz #14

The link above skips you to the bottom of this page where quiz is embedded. Podcast will continue playing.

Quick Standings Update (as of October 19th, 2:22 PM CT):

  1. Craig Davey, Dan Greenham, Tony Nelson – 81
  2. Chuck Dombrock, Jeff Wallack, Kevin Luljak – 80
  3. John Krampf – 78
  4. Louie Tartaglia – 75

This is everyone with 70 or more points. A few of the usual suspects haven’t turned in the last few quizzes, so I expect they will soon. If you think there is some error in your score, let us know and we can review.

Take note: ALL QUIZZES MUST BE TURNED IN BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH at 11:59 PM CT. No exceptions. We’ll announce the winner of the grand prize on Friday.

A few quick notes:

Here are links to all the old quizzes, in case you missed one:

Your Turn to Compete and Win Prizes

Now onto the fun stuff: your chance to match wits with the “experts” and win prizes.

As explained on the rules and information page, we will be rewarding one winner each time a new MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast and quiz are posted. This winner will be awarded as follows:

  • Each correct answer nets you one point. Most points wins.
  • In the event of a tie, we will choose from the top group at random.
  • The winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Chili’s*, which is perfect for a Chili’s Lunch Break.

  • Weekly winners can go bold with the new six-dollar lunch break combo at Chili’s. Choose a house made soup or salad and then pick a half Texas Toast sandwich like the Southwestern BLT smothered in cilantro lime mayo.
  • See all the great Lunch Break combos at Chilis.com.
  • Note: You have ONE WEEK from today to submit yours answers and be eligible for the weekly prize. Next Thursday at 11:59 pm CT, entries are closed and we award a winner.

In addition to the weekly prizes, a grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the season. Simply put, the grand prize winner will be the person who tallies up the most points throughout the season, regardless of when the quiz is taken.

A few final notes you need to know before we let you have at it:

  • LISTEN to the podcast; each week we will be including one bonus question taken directly from our discussion.
  • ONLY your first entry counts, for the weekly prize and grand prize.
  • MAKE SURE you use the same UserID throughout the season. This is how we will keep track of your scores.
  • PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the instructions after each question. Due to the parameters of the quiz program we are using, and our inability to hand-grade thousands of quizzes each week, we must request that you very specific and particular in how you answer the questions. Thus, you MUST spell names correctly. Think of it this way: attention to detail is paramount in baseball, so shouldn’t it be part of the challenge? Absolutely.

And now, drumroll the please, we give you your chance to answer. Have fun!

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Obviously we cannot post the answers because this is an ongoing trivia challenge.

Check back next Friday when we post the final results of the MLB Trivia Challenge sponsored by Generational Equity. It very could include an announcement of a tie-breaker challenge, unless someone can separate themselves from the pack this week.

Remember: someone is winning an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv when this is all said and done…it might as well be you.

* – Chili’s gift certificate good in U.S. only.

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MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Episode 13 with guest Amanda Rykoff (sponsored by Generational Equity) http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/10/mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-episode-13-with-guest-amanda-rykoff-sponsored-by-generational-equity/ http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/10/mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-episode-13-with-guest-amanda-rykoff-sponsored-by-generational-equity/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2011 12:30:33 +0000 http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/?p=38173 With the divisional round in full swing, and multiple series set to be decided with compelling Game 5 matchups, Amanda Rykoff of ESPNW.com tries her hand at five of Ari's most challenging trivia questions of the season before delving into series playoff talk.

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Amanda Rykoff of ESPNW.com is the latest guest on the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast sponsored by the M&A advisors at Generational Equity, experts on helping middle-market business owners sell their business.

With the divisional round in full swing, and multiple series set to be decided with compelling Game 5 matchups, Amanda tries her hand at five of Ari’s most challenging trivia questions of the season before delving into series playoff talk.

Stay tuned after the trivia to hear Amanda’s thoughts on:

  • AJ Burnett’s surprising Game 4 performance
  • The underrated greatness of Miguel Cabrera and Robinson Cano
  • Which non-Phillies team in the NL is the most dangerous
  • How Texas stacks up with both Detroit and New York.
  • Plus much more…

You can follow Amanda on Twitter and track her thoughts about baseball and a variety of other sports topics over at ESPNW.com.

Click play on the player below to listen to this week’s episode:

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Click here to take MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Quiz #13

The link above skips you to the bottom of this page where quiz is embedded. Podcast will continue playing.

Quick Standings Update (as of October 5th, 10:57 PM CT):

  1. John Krampf, Louie Tartaglia, Dan Greenham, Tony Nelson – 75
  2. Chuck Dombrock, Kevin Luljak, Jeff Wallack – 74
  3. Adam Swank – 68
  4. Pedro Diaz, Andrew Schwartz – 67

A few quick notes:

Here are links to all the old quizzes, in case you missed one:

Your Turn to Compete and Win Prizes

Now onto the fun stuff: your chance to match wits with the “experts” and win prizes.

As explained on the rules and information page, we will be rewarding one winner each time a new MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast and quiz are posted. This winner will be awarded as follows:

  • Each correct answer nets you one point. Most points wins.
  • In the event of a tie, we will choose from the top group at random.
  • The winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Chili’s*, which is perfect for a Chili’s Lunch Break.

  • Weekly winners can go bold with the new six-dollar lunch break combo at Chili’s. Choose a house made soup or salad and then pick a half Texas Toast sandwich like the Southwestern BLT smothered in cilantro lime mayo.
  • See all the great Lunch Break combos at Chilis.com.
  • Note: You have ONE WEEK from today to submit yours answers and be eligible for the weekly prize. Next Thursday at 11:59 pm CT, entries are closed and we award a winner.

In addition to the weekly prizes, a grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the season. Simply put, the grand prize winner will be the person who tallies up the most points throughout the season, regardless of when the quiz is taken.

A few final notes you need to know before we let you have at it:

  • LISTEN to the podcast; each week we will be including one bonus question taken directly from our discussion.
  • ONLY your first entry counts, for the weekly prize and grand prize.
  • MAKE SURE you use the same UserID throughout the season. This is how we will keep track of your scores.
  • PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the instructions after each question. Due to the parameters of the quiz program we are using, and our inability to hand-grade thousands of quizzes each week, we must request that you very specific and particular in how you answer the questions. Thus, you MUST spell names correctly. Think of it this way: attention to detail is paramount in baseball, so shouldn’t it be part of the challenge? Absolutely.

And now, drumroll the please, we give you your chance to answer. Have fun!

**********

Obviously we cannot post the answers because this is an ongoing trivia challenge.

Check back in two weeks when we’ll post the 14th AND FINAL episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge sponsored by Generational Equity. Remember: someone is winning an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv when this is all said and done…it might as well be you.

* – Chili’s gift certificate good in U.S. only.

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MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Episode 12 with guest Trenni Kusnierek (sponsored by Generational Equity) http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/09/mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-episode-12-trenni-kusnierek-sponsored-by-generational-equity-selling-a-business-experts/ http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/09/mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-episode-12-trenni-kusnierek-sponsored-by-generational-equity-selling-a-business-experts/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:00:03 +0000 http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/?p=37116 One team that will certainly be around come October is the Milwaukee Brewers, which is why lifelong Brewers fan and 620 WTMJ personality Trenni Kusnierek is our guest on the latest edition of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast sponsored by the M&A advisors and consultants at Generational Equity

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Can you smell that? It’s October baseball. And it’s not far off. Just a few more series to go here in September before another thrilling edition of MLB playoff baseball begins.

And one team that will certainly be around come October is the Milwaukee Brewers, which is why lifelong Brewers fan and 620 WTMJ personality Trenni Kusnierek is our guest on the latest edition of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast sponsored by the M&A advisors and consultants at Generational Equity, where they are experts in guiding middle-market business owners along the process of selling a business.

Jerod and Trenni take a stab at one of Ari’s more challenging sextet of questions, and then they turn their attention to Trenni’s beloved Brew Crew.

generational equity buyer ready sponsors mlb trivia challenge podcastTrenni discusses her confidence level heading towards the postseason, her thoughts on the Brewers’ potential playoff matchups, who should get the ball Game 1, and her feelings about Prince Fielder’s strange and untimely recent comments.

And she also briefly discusses a most exciting achievement of hers from this past summer that you’ll definitely want to hear about.

You can follow Trenni on Twitter or track her thoughts about the Brewers, Packers, and other sports issues here at her blog Kusnierek’s Korner.

Click play on the player below to listen.

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Click here to take MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Quiz #12

The link above skips you to the bottom of this page where quiz is embedded. Podcast will continue playing.

A few quick notes:

  • The MLB Trivia Challenge is available on iTunes. Listen and subscribe here.
  • Be sure to follow the MSF Trivia Challenge Podcast on Twitter: @MLBTriviaMSF.
  • If you like the intro and outro music, and I know you will, it was provided to us by the Twin Cats out of Indianapolis. We encourage you to like them on Facebook or check out their music here. (The music that plays briefly in the interlude between the intro and guest is called “Milwaukee” by Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers.)

Here are links to all the old quizzes, in case you missed one:

Your Turn to Compete and Win Prizes

Now onto the fun stuff: your chance to match wits with the “experts” and win prizes.

As explained on the rules and information page, we will be rewarding one winner each time a new MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast and quiz are posted. This winner will be awarded as follows:

  • Each correct answer nets you one point. Most points wins.
  • In the event of a tie, we will choose from the top group at random.
  • The winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Chili’s*, which is perfect for a Chili’s Lunch Break.

  • Weekly winners can go bold with the new six-dollar lunch break combo at Chili’s. Choose a house made soup or salad and then pick a half Texas Toast sandwich like the Southwestern BLT smothered in cilantro lime mayo.
  • See all the great Lunch Break combos at Chilis.com.
  • Note: You have ONE WEEK from today to submit yours answers and be eligible for the weekly prize. Next Thursday at 11:59 pm CT, entries are closed and we award a winner.

In addition to the weekly prizes, a grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the season. Simply put, the grand prize winner will be the person who tallies up the most points throughout the season, regardless of when the quiz is taken.

A few final notes you need to know before we let you have at it:

  • LISTEN to the podcast; each week we will be including one bonus question taken directly from our discussion.
  • ONLY your first entry counts, for the weekly prize and grand prize.
  • MAKE SURE you use the same UserID throughout the season. This is how we will keep track of your scores.
  • PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the instructions after each question. Due to the parameters of the quiz program we are using, and our inability to hand-grade thousands of quizzes each week, we must request that you very specific and particular in how you answer the questions. Thus, you MUST spell names correctly. Think of it this way: attention to detail is paramount in baseball, so shouldn’t it be part of the challenge? Absolutely.

And now, drumroll the please, we give you your chance to answer. Have fun!

**********

Obviously we cannot post the answers because this is an ongoing trivia challenge.

Check back in two weeks when we’ll post the 13th episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge sponsored by the selling a business experts at Generational Equity. Remember: someone is winning an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv when this is all said and done…it might as well be you.

* – Chili’s gift certificate good in U.S. only.

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Quick Rankings Update for MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Sponsored by Generational Equity http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/09/quick-rankings-update-for-mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-sponsored-by-generational-equity/ http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/09/quick-rankings-update-for-mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-sponsored-by-generational-equity/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2011 17:44:55 +0000 http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/?p=37112 Episode #12 of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast, which is sponsored by our friends at Generational Equity, will be posted tomorrow morning as it is every other Thursday. But since I just tallied up the rankings I figured I’d do a quick post so everyone can see where they are. Here is how the overall […]

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Episode #12 of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast, which is sponsored by our friends at Generational Equity, will be posted tomorrow morning as it is every other Thursday. But since I just tallied up the rankings I figured I’d do a quick post so everyone can see where they are.

Here is how the overall season-long rankings look heading into Episode #12:

  • Dan Greenham, John Krampf, Louie Tartaglia, and Tony Nelson remain tied in 1st place with 68 points
  • Jeff Wallack, Andrew Schwartz, Chuck Dombrock, Kevin Luljack each have 67 points
  • Pedro Diaz has 63 points
  • Adam Swank has 62 points

Click here to see it all broken down.

I think you’ll really enjoy tomorrow’s episodes. Ari really has some great, challenging questions, and our guest is Brewers fanatic and former MLB Network personality Trenni Kusnierik.

 

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MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Episode 11 with guest Al Beaton sponsored by the M&A Advisors at Generational Equity http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/09/mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-episode-11-with-guest-al-beaton-sponsored-by-the-ma-advisors-at-generational-equity/ http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/09/mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-episode-11-with-guest-al-beaton-sponsored-by-the-ma-advisors-at-generational-equity/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2011 13:00:29 +0000 http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/?p=36312 In Episode #11, White Sox fan Jerod and Indians fan Ari are joined by Al Beaton of BlessYouBoys.com, the blog of record for the Detroit Tigers at SBNation. Jerod and Ari had hoped that getting Al to discuss the Tigers' playoff hopes would prove to be a jinx. It didn't work out so well.

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The calendar has turned to September, and while many pennant races have cooled off, we are just starting to heat up here at Midwest Sports Fans with our MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast sponsored by the M&A advisors and consultants at Generational Equity.

In Episode #11, White Sox fan Jerod and Indians fan Ari are joined by Al Beaton of BlessYouBoys.com, the blog of record for the Detroit Tigers at SBNation. Jerod and Ari had hoped that getting Al to discuss the Tigers’ playoff hopes would prove to be a jinx. It didn’t work out so well.

generational equity buyer ready sponsors mlb trivia challenge podcastFirst, here are the updated standings heading into Episode #11.

Remember: the overall winner at the end of the season gets an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv for next season. And if you’re just finding out about the challenge now, you can always catch up on all the old podcasts and quizzes here. Scores are cumulative and entries can be submitted until the end of the season.

In Episode #11, Jerod and Al attempt to answer six more questions from Ari, and Jerod has some BIG news regarding the current standings. After the trivia portion of the program, Al discusses his thoughts on Justin Verlander’s MVP chances, the underappreciated Miguel Cabrera, and how the Tigers’ pitching staff stacks up for a playoff run.

To follow Al on Twitter, go to @Big_Al_TWFE. You can also follow his football musings at WayneFontes.com.

Click play on the player below to listen.

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Click here to take MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Quiz #11

The link above skips you to the bottom of this page where quiz is embedded. Podcast will continue playing.

A few quick notes:

Here are links to all the old quizzes, in case you missed one:

Your Turn to Compete and Win Prizes

Now onto the fun stuff: your chance to match wits with the “experts” and win prizes.

As explained on the rules and information page, we will be rewarding one winner each time a new MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast and quiz are posted. This winner will be awarded as follows:

  • Each correct answer nets you one point. Most points wins.
  • In the event of a tie, we will choose from the top group at random.
  • The winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Chili’s*, which is perfect for a Chili’s Lunch Break.

  • Weekly winners can go bold with the new six-dollar lunch break combo at Chili’s. Choose a house made soup or salad and then pick a half Texas Toast sandwich like the Southwestern BLT smothered in cilantro lime mayo.
  • See all the great Lunch Break combos at Chilis.com.
  • Note: You have ONE WEEK from today to submit yours answers and be eligible for the weekly prize. Next Thursday at 11:59 pm CT, entries are closed and we award a winner.

In addition to the weekly prizes, a grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the season. Simply put, the grand prize winner will be the person who tallies up the most points throughout the season, regardless of when the quiz is taken.

A few final notes you need to know before we let you have at it:

  • LISTEN to the podcast; each week we will be including one bonus question taken directly from our discussion.
  • ONLY your first entry counts, for the weekly prize and grand prize.
  • MAKE SURE you use the same UserID throughout the season. This is how we will keep track of your scores.
  • PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the instructions after each question. Due to the parameters of the quiz program we are using, and our inability to hand-grade thousands of quizzes each week, we must request that you very specific and particular in how you answer the questions. Thus, you MUST spell names correctly. Think of it this way: attention to detail is paramount in baseball, so shouldn’t it be part of the challenge? Absolutely.

And now, drumroll the please, we give you your chance to answer. Have fun!

**********

Obviously we cannot post the answers because this is an ongoing trivia challenge.

Check back in two weeks when we’ll post the 12th episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge sponsored by the buyer ready experts at Generational Equity. Remember: someone is winning an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv when this is all said and done…it might as well be you.

* – Chili’s gift certificate good in U.S. only.

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MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Episode 10 with guest Jim Margalus sponsored by Generational Equity http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/08/mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-episode-10-with-guest-jim-margalus-sponsored-by-the-ma-consultants-and-advisors-at-generational-equity/ http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/08/mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-episode-10-with-guest-jim-margalus-sponsored-by-the-ma-consultants-and-advisors-at-generational-equity/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:30:02 +0000 http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/?p=35405 Jerod and guest Jim Margalus of South Side Sox team up to answer another fun, challenging round of questions from Ari, and then discuss some of Jim's more unconventional opinions about baseball. He believes that defining a "closer" is not always the best idea for optimal bullpen management, and he also sees numerous flaws in managers who use the sac bunt with no outs on a runner on first.

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The buyer ready experts and M&A consultants at Generational Equity continue to be kind enough to sponsor yet more episodes of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast, and so we continue to excitedly produce them.

This week it’s time for Episode #10 of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast, which features Jim Margalus of South Side Sox.

generational equity buyer ready sponsors mlb trivia challenge podcastI was not able to post a standings update last week, but here are the updated standings heading into Episode #10.

Remember: the overall winner at the end of the season gets an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv for next season. And if you’re just finding out about the challenge now, you can always catch up on all the old podcasts and quizzes here. Scores are cumulative and entries can be submitted until the end of the season.

Now onto Episode #10.

The format is the same as always. Jim and I team up to answer another fun, challenging round of questions from Ari, and then we discuss some of Jim’s more unconventional opinions about baseball. He believes that defining a “closer” is not always the best idea for optimal bullpen management, and he also sees numerous flaws in managers who use the sac bunt with no outs on a runner on first. And there are other topics as well.

Have a listen. Just click play on the player below.

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Click here to take MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Quiz #10

The link above skips you to the bottom of this page where quiz is embedded. Podcast will continue playing.

A few quick notes:

REMEMBER: The grand prize of an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv is given to the person who tallies the most points throughout the season. Even if you missed the first four quizzes, you can go back and take them now:

Your Turn to Compete and Win Prizes

Now onto the fun stuff: your chance to match wits with the “experts” and win prizes.

As explained on the rules and information page, we will be rewarding one winner each time a new MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast and quiz are posted. This winner will be awarded as follows:

  • Each correct answer nets you one point. Most points wins.
  • In the event of a tie, we will choose from the top group at random.
  • The winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Chili’s*, which is perfect for a Chili’s Lunch Break.

  • Weekly winners can go bold with the new six-dollar lunch break combo at Chili’s. Choose a house made soup or salad and then pick a half Texas Toast sandwich like the Southwestern BLT smothered in cilantro lime mayo.
  • See all the great Lunch Break combos at Chilis.com.
  • Note: You have ONE WEEK from today to submit yours answers and be eligible for the weekly prize. Next Thursday at 11:59 pm CT, entries are closed and we award a winner.

In addition to the weekly prizes, a grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the season. Simply put, the grand prize winner will be the person who tallies up the most points throughout the season, regardless of when the quiz is taken.

A few final notes you need to know before we let you have at it:

  • LISTEN to the podcast; each week we will be including one bonus question taken directly from our discussion.
  • ONLY your first entry counts, for the weekly prize and grand prize.
  • MAKE SURE you use the same UserID throughout the season. This is how we will keep track of your scores.
  • PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the instructions after each question. Due to the parameters of the quiz program we are using, and our inability to hand-grade thousands of quizzes each week, we must request that you very specific and particular in how you answer the questions. Thus, you MUST spell names correctly. Think of it this way: attention to detail is paramount in baseball, so shouldn’t it be part of the challenge? Absolutely.

And now, drumroll the please, we give you your chance to answer. Have fun!

**********

Obviously we cannot post the answers because this is an ongoing trivia challenge.

Check back in two weeks when we’ll post the 11th episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge sponsored by the buyer ready experts at Generational Equity. Remember: someone is winning an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv when this is all said and done…it might as well be you.

* – Chili’s gift certificate good in U.S. only.

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A lot happened in baseball over the last two weeks. The White Sox seemingly got back into the AL Central race, only to lose a week’s worth of games to drop back out of the race, only to then sweep the Twins to seemingly get back in the race. The Phillies continued their assault towards 110 wins. The Red Sox assumed control of the Yankees and the AL East. And…much, much, much more.

In addition, we recorded another thrilling episode of the Internet’s most popular baseball trivia podcast

Episode #9 of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast (sponsored by the buyer ready experts and M&A consultants at Generational Equity), features Jonah Keri of Grantland.

generational equity buyer ready sponsors mlb trivia challenge podcastIn case you missed the update earlier this week, here are the current standings heading into Episode #9.

Remember: the overall winner at the end of the season gets an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv for next season. And if you’re just finding out about the challenge now, you can always catch up on all the old podcasts and quizzes here. Scores are cumulative and entries can be submitted until the end of the season.

Now onto Episode #9.

The format is the same as always: trivia first, banter second; and you’ll definitely want to stick around for the post-trivia banter because Jonah was as engaging and knowledgeable as any guest we’ve had this season. Here are some important resources that will be useful as you listen:

Have a listen. Just click play on the player below.

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Click here to take MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Quiz #9

The link above skips you to the bottom of this page where quiz is embedded. Podcast will continue playing.

A few quick notes:

REMEMBER: The grand prize of an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv is given to the person who tallies the most points throughout the season. Even if you missed the first four quizzes, you can go back and take them now:

Your Turn to Compete and Win Prizes

Now onto the fun stuff: your chance to match wits with the “experts” and win prizes.

As explained on the rules and information page, we will be rewarding one winner each time a new MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast and quiz are posted. This winner will be awarded as follows:

  • Each correct answer nets you one point. Most points wins.
  • In the event of a tie, we will choose from the top group at random.
  • The winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Chili’s*, which is perfect for a Chili’s Lunch Break.

  • Weekly winners can go bold with the new six-dollar lunch break combo at Chili’s. Choose a house made soup or salad and then pick a half Texas Toast sandwich like the Southwestern BLT smothered in cilantro lime mayo.
  • See all the great Lunch Break combos at Chilis.com.
  • Note: You have ONE WEEK from today to submit yours answers and be eligible for the weekly prize. Next Thursday at 11:59 pm CT, entries are closed and we award a winner.

In addition to the weekly prizes, a grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the season. Simply put, the grand prize winner will be the person who tallies up the most points throughout the season, regardless of when the quiz is taken.

A few final notes you need to know before we let you have at it:

  • LISTEN to the podcast; each week we will be including one bonus question taken directly from our discussion.
  • ONLY your first entry counts, for the weekly prize and grand prize.
  • MAKE SURE you use the same UserID throughout the season. This is how we will keep track of your scores.
  • PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the instructions after each question. Due to the parameters of the quiz program we are using, and our inability to hand-grade thousands of quizzes each week, we must request that you very specific and particular in how you answer the questions. Thus, you MUST spell names correctly. Think of it this way: attention to detail is paramount in baseball, so shouldn’t it be part of the challenge? Absolutely.

And now, drumroll the please, we give you your chance to answer. Have fun!

**********

Obviously we cannot post the answers because this is an ongoing trivia challenge.

Check back in two weeks when we’ll post the 10th episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge sponsored by the buyer ready experts at Generational Equity. Remember: someone is winning an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv when this is all said and done…it might as well be you.

* – Chili’s gift certificate good in U.S. only.

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Ari and I just got done recording Episode 9 of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast (sponsored, as always, by the M&A consultants and advisors at Generational Equity), and it is definitely one of the best episodes yet. There are two reasons why I say this:

  1. Jonah Keri is the guest, and not only is his vast repository of baseball knowledge on full display during the trivia part of the episode, but the conversation after is perhaps the most engaging 20 minutes we’ve had on any episode yet.
  2. There is at least one question in this week’s sextet prepared by Ari that could give Dan Greenham some trouble.

And if you’re wondering why I’m worried about giving Dan Greenham trouble, look no further than the latest standings update. After another perfect score, Greenham remains on top with 49 points.

Other notables:

  • Jeff Wallack and John Krampf – 48 points
  • Andrew Schwartz, Kevin Luljak, Tony Nelson – 47 points
  • Kevin Luljak – 41 points
  • Pedro Diaz – 45 points

Click here to view the complete scoresheet.

Episode 9 will be posted Thursday. Stay tuned…

 

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With the All Star Break now well in the rearview and the trade deadline quickly approaching, thus necessitating each team to declare itself a buyer or a seller, pennant races around Major League Baseball are now taking on their final shape; and it looks like we are in for a treat with no division leader other than the Phillies up by more than 3 games.

What better way to ring in the deadline and prepare for the dog days of August than with some trivia and baseball talk? So here we are with Episode #8 of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast (sponsored by the buyer ready experts at Generational Equity), featuring Scott Sargent of Waiting For Next Year.

generational equity buyer ready sponsors mlb trivia challenge podcastIn case you missed the update earlier this week, here are the current standings heading into Episode #8.

Remember: the overall winner at the end of the season gets an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv for next season. And if you’re just finding out about the challenge now, you can always catch up on all the old podcasts and quizzes here. Scores are cumulative and entries can be submitted until the end of the season.

Also, a shoutout to last week’s quiz winner, and recipient of the $20 Chili’s gift certificates, John Krampf. (John, if you’re reading this, I haven’t gotten an email reply from you. Leave a comment or shoot me an email.)

Now, without further ado, the buyer ready experts at Generational Equity present MLB Trivia Challenge #8 with Scott Sargent (who you can follow on Twitter here and read here).

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Click here to take MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Quiz #8

The link above skips you to the bottom of this page where quiz is embedded. Podcast will continue playing.

A few quick notes:

REMEMBER: The grand prize of an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv is given to the person who tallies the most points throughout the season. Even if you missed the first four quizzes, you can go back and take them now:

Your Turn to Compete and Win Prizes

Now onto the fun stuff: your chance to match wits with the “experts” and win prizes.

As explained on the rules and information page, we will be rewarding one winner each time a new MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast and quiz are posted. This winner will be awarded as follows:

  • Each correct answer nets you one point. Most points wins.
  • In the event of a tie, we will choose from the top group at random.
  • The winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Chili’s*, which is perfect for a Chili’s Lunch Break.

  • Weekly winners can go bold with the new six-dollar lunch break combo at Chili’s. Choose a house made soup or salad and then pick a half Texas Toast sandwich like the Southwestern BLT smothered in cilantro lime mayo.
  • See all the great Lunch Break combos at Chilis.com.
  • Note: You have ONE WEEK from today to submit yours answers and be eligible for the weekly prize. Next Thursday at 11:59 pm CT, entries are closed and we award a winner.

In addition to the weekly prizes, a grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the season. Simply put, the grand prize winner will be the person who tallies up the most points throughout the season, regardless of when the quiz is taken.

A few final notes you need to know before we let you have at it:

  • LISTEN to the podcast; each week we will be including one bonus question taken directly from our discussion.
  • ONLY your first entry counts, for the weekly prize and grand prize.
  • MAKE SURE you use the same UserID throughout the season. This is how we will keep track of your scores.
  • PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the instructions after each question. Due to the parameters of the quiz program we are using, and our inability to hand-grade thousands of quizzes each week, we must request that you very specific and particular in how you answer the questions. Thus, you MUST spell names correctly. Think of it this way: attention to detail is paramount in baseball, so shouldn’t it be part of the challenge? Absolutely.

And now, drumroll the please, we give you your chance to answer. Have fun!

**********

Obviously we cannot post the answers because this is an ongoing trivia challenge.

Check back in two weeks when we’ll post the 9th episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge sponsored by the buyer ready experts at Generational Equity. Remember: someone is winning an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv when this is all said and done…it might as well be you.

* – Chili’s gift certificate good in U.S. only.

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Generational Equity Sponsored MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Update: Quiz 7 Chili’s Gift Certificate Winner and Overall Standings http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/07/generational-equity-sponsored-mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-update-quiz-7-chilis-gift-certificate-winner-and-overall-standings/ http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/07/generational-equity-sponsored-mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-update-quiz-7-chilis-gift-certificate-winner-and-overall-standings/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:31:28 +0000 http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/?p=34186 Those who participated in Quiz 7 of the Generational Equity sponsored MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast did quite well. There were 14 people who got perfect scores, with one of these individuals chosen at random as the latest recipient of the Chili's gift certificate.

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Those who participated in Quiz 7 of the Generational Equity sponsored MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast did quite well. There were 14 people who got perfect scores, with one of these individuals chosen at random as the latest recipient of the Chili’s gift certificate.

mlb-trivia-challengeThe Quiz 7 winner was Ohio State Buckeye fan John Krampf. Congratulations John! I’ll have the gift cert in the mail to you shortly.

Here are the current standings:

  • Dan Greenham – 43 points
  • Jeff Wallack – 42 points
  • Andrew Schwartz – 41 points
  • Kevin Luljak – 41 points
  • Pedro Diaz – 39 points
  • Geoffrey Hollander – 39 points

And then there are a host of people in the 20s and low 30s. Remember folks: you can submit answers to any quiz up until the end of the season. Only the bi-weekly Chili’s gift certificates are time sensitive.

Click here to view the updated standings.

Later today, Ari and I record podcast #8 with Scott Sargent from the great Cleveland sports blog Waiting For Next Year. It should be a fun one, especially since Ari is an Indians fan, and I hate the Indians as a White Sox fan, so we’ll see if I decide to be well-behaved or not…

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The All Star game is over, which meant that yesterday was one of the bleakest days on the annual sports calendar: no basketball, no football, no hockey, and for the only Spring and Summer day…no baseball! But the boys of summer are back in action tonight, and you are back in action this morning as Episode #7 of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast (sponsored by the buyer ready experts at Generational Equity) is rarin’ and ready to go.

And we’re back with a bang: Gregg Doyel and his perpetually strong opinions make their first appearance on an MSF podcast, and he was well worth the wait (though Bud Selig might not agree…)

generational equity buyer ready sponsors mlb trivia challenge podcastIn case you missed the update earlier this week, here are the current standings heading into Episode #7.

Remember: the overall winner at the end of the season gets an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv for next season. And if you’re just finding out about the challenge now, you can always catch up on all the old podcasts and quizzes here. Scores are cumulative and entries can be submitted until the end of the season.

Also, a shoutout to last week’s quiz winner, and recipient of the $20 Chili’s gift certificates, Geoffrey Hollander. Now let’s see if Geoffrey or Jeff or Andrew or one of the other consistent high scorers can give Dan Greenham a run for his money!

Now, without further ado, the buyer ready experts at Generational Equity present MLB Trivia Challenge #7 with Gregg Doyel (who you can follow on Twitter here and read here).

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Click here to take MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Quiz #7

The link above skips you to the bottom of this page where quiz is embedded. Podcast will continue playing.

A few quick notes:

REMEMBER: The grand prize of an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv is given to the person who tallies the most points throughout the season. Even if you missed the first four quizzes, you can go back and take them now:

Your Turn to Compete and Win Prizes

Now onto the fun stuff: your chance to match wits with the “experts” and win prizes.

As explained on the rules and information page, we will be rewarding one winner each time a new MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast and quiz are posted. This winner will be awarded as follows:

  • Each correct answer nets you one point. Most points wins.
  • In the event of a tie, we will choose from the top group at random.
  • The winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Chili’s*, which is perfect for a Chili’s Lunch Break.

  • Weekly winners can go bold with the new six-dollar lunch break combo at Chili’s. Choose a house made soup or salad and then pick a half Texas Toast sandwich like the Southwestern BLT smothered in cilantro lime mayo.
  • See all the great Lunch Break combos at Chilis.com.
  • Note: You have ONE WEEK from today to submit yours answers and be eligible for the weekly prize. Next Thursday at 11:59 pm CT, entries are closed and we award a winner.

In addition to the weekly prizes, a grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the season. Simply put, the grand prize winner will be the person who tallies up the most points throughout the season, regardless of when the quiz is taken.

A few final notes you need to know before we let you have at it:

  • LISTEN to the podcast; each week we will be including one bonus question taken directly from our discussion.
  • ONLY your first entry counts, for the weekly prize and grand prize.
  • MAKE SURE you use the same UserID throughout the season. This is how we will keep track of your scores.
  • PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the instructions after each question. Due to the parameters of the quiz program we are using, and our inability to hand-grade thousands of quizzes each week, we must request that you very specific and particular in how you answer the questions. Thus, you MUST spell names correctly. Think of it this way: attention to detail is paramount in baseball, so shouldn’t it be part of the challenge? Absolutely.

And now, drumroll the please, we give you your chance to answer. Have fun!

**********

Obviously we cannot post the answers because this is an ongoing trivia challenge.

Check back in two weeks when we’ll post the 8th episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge sponsored by the buyer ready experts at Generational Equity. Remember: someone is winning an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv when this is all said and done…it might as well be you.

* – Chili’s gift certificate good in U.S. only.

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Last week, Will Leitch joined Ari and I on the latest episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast (all episodes here), which is sponsored by Generational Equity. Will and I did a decent job of answering the questions, but not nearly as good a job as you the listeners did.

A whopping 13 people got perfect scores on Quiz 6. Wow. I know Ari is not going to take too kindly to that, which means that episode 7 guest Gregg Doyel and I are going to have our work cut out for us.

In this quick update post, I’ll announce the winner of the Chili’s gift certificate for Quiz 6 and show you the updated overall standings.

mlb-trivia-challengeWith 13 people recording perfect scores (including, yes, Dan Greenham…again!) we had to throw all of the names into a hat to choose the Chili’s winner. I was personally pleased to see that Geoffrey Hollander was the winner, as he has been a loyal listener and quiz-taker since the challenge began; he and a few others are also nipping at the still-perfect heels of Greenham.

So congrats to Geoffrey. His gift certificate to Chili’s will be in the mail shortly.

Remember, you can talk any quiz at any time for it to count towards your season total; you just have to take it within the first week of it being posted to be eligible for the Chili’s gift certificate.

Here is the current top 8:

  • Dan Greenham: 36
  • Jeff Wallack: 35
  • Andrew Schwartz: 34
  • Kevin Luljack 34
  • Geoffrey Hollander: 33
  • Pedro Diaz 32
  • Gary Moore: 26
  • Brian Dilsheimer 23

To see the complete standings, click here to download the Excel file. Let me know if anything doesn’t seem right.

We’ll be back Thursday with Episode #7. It’ll be a good one.

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Please forgive my tardiness in getting the latest episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast (sponsored by the buyer ready experts at Generational Equity) posted. Scheduling dictated that we could not record until Thursday, and I only would have delayed if I really thought it was worth it.

And it was. Because this week’s guest is well worth the wait: sports blog patron saint, movie reviewer extraordinaire, and die-hard Cardinals fan Will Leitch.

generational equity buyer ready sponsors mlb trivia challenge podcastBefore we get to the podcast, begin, here are the current standings after Quiz #5. Dan Greenham remains on top with a perfect score, followed by Jeff Wallack and a host of others in the high 20s.

Remember: the overall winner at the end of the season gets an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv for next season. And if you’re just finding out about the challenge now, you can always catch up on all the old podcasts and quizzes here. Scores are cumulative and entries can be submitted until the end of the season.

Last week’s quiz winner, and recipient of the $20 Chili’s gift certificates, is Pedro Diaz. Pedro is lurking behind Dan and Jeff. We’ll see if he can make a move over the season’s second half.

Now let’s get to this week’s Generational Equity Buyer Ready sponsored MLB Trivia Challenge podcast with Will Leitch.

You can follow Will on Twitter here, and I also encourage you to check out his books God Save the Fan and Are We Winning?.

Use the player below to listen to Episode 6:

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Click here to take MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Quiz #6

The link above skips you to the bottom of this page where quiz is embedded. Podcast will continue playing.

A few quick notes:

  • The MLB Trivia Challenge is available on iTunes. Listen and subscribe here.
  • Be sure to follow the MSF Trivia Challenge Podcast on Twitter: @MLBTriviaMSF. We’ll provide links to the latest episodes as well as periodic trivia questions that don’t make the final cut for the show. Why? It’s a long summer…you can never have enough MLB trivia.
  • If you like the intro and outro music, and I know you will, it was provided to us by the Twin Cats out of Indianapolis. We encourage you to like them on Facebook or check out their music here.

REMEMBER: The grand prize of an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv is given to the person who tallies the most points throughout the season. Even if you missed the first four quizzes, you can go back and take them now:

Your Turn to Compete and Win Prizes

Now onto the fun stuff: your chance to match wits with the “experts” and win prizes.

As explained on the rules and information page, we will be rewarding one winner each time a new MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast and quiz are posted. This winner will be awarded as follows:

  • Each correct answer nets you one point. Most points wins.
  • In the event of a tie, we will choose from the top group at random.
  • The winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Chili’s*, which is perfect for a Chili’s Lunch Break.

  • Weekly winners can go bold with the new six-dollar lunch break combo at Chili’s. Choose a house made soup or salad and then pick a half Texas Toast sandwich like the Southwestern BLT smothered in cilantro lime mayo.
  • See all the great Lunch Break combos at Chilis.com.
  • Note: You have ONE WEEK from today to submit yours answers and be eligible for the weekly prize. Next Thursday at 11:59 pm CT, entries are closed and we award a winner.

In addition to the weekly prizes, a grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the season. Simply put, the grand prize winner will be the person who tallies up the most points throughout the season, regardless of when the quiz is taken.

A few final notes you need to know before we let you have at it:

  • LISTEN to the podcast; each week we will be including one bonus question taken directly from our discussion.
  • ONLY your first entry counts, for the weekly prize and grand prize.
  • MAKE SURE you use the same UserID throughout the season. This is how we will keep track of your scores.
  • PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the instructions after each question. Due to the parameters of the quiz program we are using, and our inability to hand-grade thousands of quizzes each week, we must request that you very specific and particular in how you answer the questions. Thus, you MUST spell names correctly. Think of it this way: attention to detail is paramount in baseball, so shouldn’t it be part of the challenge? Absolutely.

And now, drumroll the please, we give you your chance to answer. Have fun!

**********

Obviously we cannot post the answers because this is an ongoing trivia challenge.

Check back in two weeks when we’ll post the 7th episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge sponsored by Generational Equity. Remember: someone is winning an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv when this is all said and done…it might as well be you.

* – Chili’s gift certificate good in U.S. only.

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MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast sponsored by Generational Equity: Episode 5 with guest Derek Schultz of XL950 http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/06/mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-sponsored-by-generational-equity-episode-5-with-guest-derek-schultz-of-xl950/ http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/06/mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-sponsored-by-generational-equity-episode-5-with-guest-derek-schultz-of-xl950/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:06:36 +0000 http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/?p=32258 Joining Ari and Jerod on this week's episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast, sponsored by the buyer ready experts at Generational Equity, is a man who all sports fans in Indianapolis know well: Derek Schultz of XL950.

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It’s Thursday, and it’s been two weeks since our last episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast sponsored by the buyer ready experts at Generational Equity. That means it’s time for another edition, and we’re got a great one in store for you this week.

Before we begin, here are the current standings heading into Quiz #4, with Dan Greenham still on top with his perfect overall score. Remember, the overall winner at the end of the season gets an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv for next season. That’s no small prize. And if you’re behind, you can always catch up on all the old podcasts and quizzes here.

Last week’s quiz winner, and recipient of the $20 Chili’s gift certificates was Cody Chrosniak, Our congratulations to Cody, and we’ll see this week if he can start moving up the leaderboard.

Now let’s get rocking and rolling with some trivia and this week’s guest, a man who all sports fans in Indianapolis will know well: Derek Schultz of XL950.

mlb-trivia-challengeWe start off, as we always do, answering Ari’s thoroughly researched trivia questions. I think this is his best set. The questions are tough but fair, and they require a nice mixture of past and present knowledge.

Once the questions are done, the three of us delve into an intriguing discussion about Marv Albert, the current state of the Yankees and their chances to compete in the AL this year — Derek is originally an East Coaster, if you can’t tell — and what Major League Baseball can do to improve, namely realignment.

I think you’ll enjoy the banter and find Derek to be knowledgeable, articulate, and certainly passionate. Keep up with Derek on Twitter and on Facebook.

Use the player below to listen to Episode 5:

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Click here to take MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Quiz #5

The link above skips you to the bottom of this page where quiz is embedded. Podcast will continue playing.

REMEMBER: The grand prize of an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv is given to the person who tallies the most points throughout the season. Even if you missed the first four quizzes, you can go back and take them now:

A few quick notes:

  • The MLB Trivia Challenge is available on iTunes. Listen and subscribe here.
  • Be sure to follow the MSF Trivia Challenge Podcast on Twitter: @MLBTriviaMSF. We’ll provide links to the latest episodes as well as periodic trivia questions that don’t make the final cut for the show. Why? It’s a long summer…you can never have enough MLB trivia.
  • If you like the intro and outro music, and I know you will, it was provided to us by the Twin Cats out of Indianapolis. We encourage you to like them on Facebook or check out their music here.

Your Turn to Compete and Win Prizes

Now onto the fun stuff: your chance to match wits with the “experts” and win prizes.

As explained on the rules and information page, we will be rewarding one winner each time a new MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast and quiz are posted. This winner will be awarded as follows:

  • Each correct answer nets you one point. Most points wins.
  • In the event of a tie, we will choose from the top group at random.
  • The winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Chili’s*, which is perfect for a Chili’s Lunch Break.

  • Weekly winners can go bold with the new six-dollar lunch break combo at Chili’s. Choose a house made soup or salad and then pick a half Texas Toast sandwich like the Southwestern BLT smothered in cilantro lime mayo.
  • See all the great Lunch Break combos at Chilis.com.
  • Note: You have ONE WEEK from today to submit yours answers and be eligible for the weekly prize. Next Thursday at 11:59 pm CT, entries are closed and we award a winner.

In addition to the weekly prizes, a grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the season. Simply put, the grand prize winner will be the person who tallies up the most points throughout the season, regardless of when the quiz is taken.

A few final notes you need to know before we let you have at it with the first quiz:

  • LISTEN to the podcast; each week we will be including one bonus question taken directly from our discussion.
  • ONLY your first entry counts, for the weekly prize and grand prize.
  • MAKE SURE you use the same UserID throughout the season. This is how we will keep track of your scores.
  • PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the instructions after each question. Due to the parameters of the quiz program we are using, and our inability to hand-grade thousands of quizzes each week, we must request that you very specific and particular in how you answer the questions. Thus, you MUST spell names correctly. Think of it this way: attention to detail is paramount in baseball, so shouldn’t it be part of the challenge? Absolutely.

And now, drumroll the please, we give you your chance to answer. Have fun!

**********

Obviously we cannot post the answers because this is an ongoing trivia challenge.

Check back in two weeks when we’ll post the 6th episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge sponsored by Generational Equity. Remember: someone is winning an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv when this is all said and done…it might as well be you.

* – Chili’s gift certificate good in U.S. only.

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Generational Equity Sponsors MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast: Episode 4 with Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/06/generational-equity-sponsors-mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-episode-4-with-tim-dierkes-of-mlb-trade-rumors/ http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/06/generational-equity-sponsors-mlb-trivia-challenge-podcast-episode-4-with-tim-dierkes-of-mlb-trade-rumors/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 12:04:17 +0000 http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/?p=31612 In Episode 4 of the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast sponsored by Generational Equity, Jerod welcomes Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors to the program.

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It’s that time of the week again! Time for yet another edition of the sensation that is sweeping our baseball-loving the nation: the MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast, sponsored by Generational Equity and their newly re-launched article resource for business owners.

Before get on with this week’s challenge, a quick shout out to Quiz #3 winner Dan Greenham. Three people had perfect scores on Quiz #3 and Greenham was chosen as the winner of the $20 Chili’s gift certificates. I start off this week’s podcast by running down the current top 5 in the overall standings, and I will be posting expanded standings next Thursday so everyone can see where they stand in the race for the iPad and MLB.tv subscription.

But enough housekeepking. Let’s get rocking and rolling with some trivia and this week’s guest, a man who knows more about baseball transactions past, present, and future than you or I know about anything (combined). It’s Tim Dierkes, the founder and managing editor of MLB Trade Rumors.

mlb-trivia-challengeAs usual, Tim and I attack five of Ari’s difficult but fun questions for you to use as a guide in answering them yourselves. Then we move into talking baseball, focusing the 2012 contract situations for a number of teams and how those situations will impact this year’s trade deadline. We also discuss which surprise teams may be the first to declare themselves as buyers or sellers as we move throughout the summer.

The conversation is very informative, and Tim does as good a job as any guest we’ve had in answering the trivia questions (hint, hint). If you plan on completing the quiz, the podcast will definitely be worth a listen.

Use the player below to listen to Episode 4:

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Click here to take MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast Quiz #4

The link above skips you to the bottom of this page where quiz is embedded. Podcast will continue playing.

REMEMBER: The grand prize of an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv is given to the person who tallies the most points throughout the season. Even if you missed the first two quizzes, you can go back and take them now:

A few quick notes:

  • The MLB Trivia Challenge is available on iTunes. Listen and subscribe here.
  • Be sure to follow the MSF Trivia Challenge Podcast on Twitter: @MLBTriviaMSF. We’ll provide links to the latest episodes as well as periodic trivia questions that don’t make the final cut for the show. Why? It’s a long summer…you can never have enough MLB trivia.
  • If you like the intro and outro music, and I know you will, it was provided to us by the Twin Cats out of Indianapolis. We encourage you to like them on Facebook or check out their music here.

Your Turn to Compete and Win Prizes

Now onto the fun stuff: your chance to match wits with the “experts” and win prizes.

As explained on the rules and information page, we will be rewarding one winner each time a new MLB Trivia Challenge Podcast and quiz are posted. This winner will be awarded as follows:

  • Each correct answer nets you one point. Most points wins.
  • In the event of a tie, we will choose from the top group at random.
  • The winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Chili’s*, which is perfect for a Chili’s Lunch Break.

  • Weekly winners can go bold with the new six-dollar lunch break combo at Chili’s. Choose a house made soup or salad and then pick a half Texas Toast sandwich like the Southwestern BLT smothered in cilantro lime mayo.
  • See all the great Lunch Break combos at Chilis.com.
  • Note: You have ONE WEEK from today to submit yours answers and be eligible for the weekly prize. Next Thursday at 11:59 pm CT, entries are closed and we award a winner.

In addition to the weekly prizes, a grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the season. Simply put, the grand prize winner will be the person who tallies up the most points throughout the season, regardless of when the quiz is taken.

A few final notes you need to know before we let you have at it with the first quiz:

  • LISTEN to the podcast; each week we will be including one bonus question taken directly from our discussion.
  • ONLY your first entry counts, for the weekly prize and grand prize.
  • MAKE SURE you use the same UserID throughout the season. This is how we will keep track of your scores.
  • PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the instructions after each question. Due to the parameters of the quiz program we are using, and our inability to hand-grade thousands of quizzes each week, we must request that you very specific and particular in how you answer the questions. Thus, you MUST spell names correctly. Think of it this way: attention to detail is paramount in baseball, so shouldn’t it be part of the challenge? Absolutely.

And now, drumroll the please, we give you your chance to answer. Have fun!

**********

Obviously we cannot post the answers because this is an ongoing trivia challenge.

Check back in two weeks when we’ll post the 5th episode of the MLB Trivia Challenge sponsored by Generational Equity. Remember: someone is winning an iPad and a subscription to MLB.tv when this is all said and done…it might as well be you.

* – Chili’s gift certificate good in U.S. only.

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