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Because it's kind of slow, rainy sports day today, we thought we'd goof off a little bit at the end of the day.

You might remember, a month-and-a-half ago, when we hosted a trivia night here in New York City. Well, the purveyors of that event sent us their visual round from last night, and we thought we'd close up shop tonight by letting you play.


So, after the jump, is the "visual" round, where you had to guess which baseball player was which looking only at silhouettes of each player. We got seven of 10.

Just for fun, by the way, after the pictures, we're also listing the questions we wrote for the night we hosted last month. As we said: Slow day.




1. Last week, the University of Illinois announced it was discontinuing the use of "symbol" Chief Illiniwek at the end of this basketball season. It is not making any changes, however, to the school's official fight song. What is the name of that fight song?


2. Tiny Eastern Illinois University, located in Charleston, Ill., whose high school is decidedly inferior to local rival Mattoon High School in every conceivable way, has the distinction of being the alma mater of three current NFL coaches. Name all three.

3. As you might have heard, the St. Louis Cardinals, the superior franchise in all of organized sport, won the World Series last year. In their Game 5 victory, at which your humble host was present, who scored the Cardinals' fourth and final run?


4. Which national baseball broadcaster has the first credited spoken lines of the Woody Allen film Deconstructing Harry?

5. What is the name of the wheelchair athlete featured in the film Murderball and the author of the autobiography "Gimp?"


6. How many inches wide is home plate?

7. The book "The Thinking Fan's Guide To The World Cup" was released last year and featured several acclaimed writers penning essays about each nation with a team in last year's World Cup, including Nick Hornby on England, John Lanchester on Brazil and Eric Schlosser on Sweden. What author wrote the chapter on the United States?


8. What is the name of the author of the "Air & Space" column in Sports Illustrated who reportedly resigned from the magazine over the weekend?

9. St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen was a key factor in the Cardinals' run to win the World Series last year. The Cardinals acquired him from the Philadelphia Phillies in 2002 for three players. Name all three.


10. What sport is "Infinite Jest" author David Foster Wallace most associated with writing about?

11. Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver lead singer Scott Weiland is a loud supporter of which sports team?

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