These are the days that feel long as we wait for Spring Training to begin; ballplayers are feeling the hurt as they perform their crunches, employed baseball media look for sales for sun block, and me, I’m killing time with a game I call “Baseball Geography.” What is wrong with this picture?
The game is simple to understand, but not that easy to play. It simply requires attaching a player’s name to a community in a state in which their team is located. Liberties of spelling may be taken to accommodate correct answers (hey, I’m not Alex Trebek).
I’ve posted nine actuals and nine I’d like to see, but I would love to add to the collection, so please send them along to Walkoffs@gmail.com
Now have fun playing Baseball Geography!
Baltimore Orioles – Luke, Maryland Scott
Boston Red Sox – Mike Lowell, Massachusetts
Boston Red Sox – Tim Wakefield, Massachusetts
Chicago Cubs – Ted Lilly (Lake), Illinois
Cincinnati Reds – Brandon Phillips(burg), Ohio
Houston Astros – Carlos Lee, Texas
Milwaukee Brewers – Corey Hart(ford), Wisconsin
Oakland A’s – Gio Gonzalez, California
Philadelphia Phillies – Ryan Howard, Pennsylvania
Players I would like to see traded in order to play Baseball Geography:
To the Astros – Manny Corpus (Christi), Texas
To the Cardinals – Billy Buckner, Missouri
To the Cubs – Pablo Sandoval, Illinois
To the Durham Bulls – Zach Duke (University) – Okay, I took a liberty here
To the Mariners – Adam Everett, Washington
To the Marlins – Coco(a Beach) Crisp, Florida
To the Mets – Cliff Lee, New York
To the Rangers – Matt Kemp, Texas
To the Sea Dogs – John (Portland)Maine