June brings us round four of They said what?
We are halfway through the round and the score is all but even.
The rules at Seesaw Sports are as follows: Player one presents player two with a sports quote.
– The quote can be about sports
– Can be said by a famous sportsman
– Can be both about sports and said by a famous sportsman, but NEVER neither one
The quote is given, along with three hints as to who said it. These hints can be anything from when the quote was uttered to facts about the speaker.
Player two then responds with their guess as to who said it and a brief explanation surrounding their conclusion. A correct guess is worth one point for player two. An incorrect guess is worth one point for player one.
The score after 4 1/2 rounds: Todd – 4 points and Dan – 3 points
You got a bit closer with your round four quote. It was sneaky good though. I have to give you credit for that. In retaliation, I can’t throw in any baby quotes here; I plan on keeping my narrow lead.
“People ask me what I do in winter… I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”
Hint one: This was said by a professional baseball player. Here’s the whole quote: “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”
Hint two: The man died in 1966.
Hint three: He won seven batting titles, two MVPs, and is a member of the Hall of Fame.
Damn, your first hint was like a kick in the pants. I knew by the quote that he was either a baseball player or a huge fan of the game. Thanks for clearing that right up…. not.
Hint two definitely means I could use an encyclopedia of baseball in my head to figure this out. Taking into consideration that the average lifespan in the late 60’s was probably around 60 years, this man either played professional baseball in the 1920’s or died very young. I think I’m getting warmer.
For hint three, I can’t tell if you left out his world series titles, or if he actually didn’t win any. That being said, seven batting titles is very impressive. Now only if I was a scholar of the game like you, I might have more than three guesses to pick from.
This quote was uttered by Stan Musial. Stan the man as I like to call him.
Stan Musial was a solid guess; incorrect, but solid.
He has a resume resembling the accolades I rattled off, even surpassing them. However, he played a little later and lived a very long and proud life. He didn’t die until last year, 2013, at the age of 92.
The man who actually said this played in the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s and goes by the name of Rogers Hornsby, arguably the greatest second baseman in MLB history.
I got my point back!
Damn it! I really should have known that Stan lived until last year. Good work getting back your point.
Score after 4 full rounds:
Todd – 5 points
Dan – 3 points