Another second place trivia finish… but I’m unhappy with my own performance. As the American, I’m expected to get pretty much all the U.S. questions. Going into the second round tonight, we were trailing considerably and needed to make up ground. The first question: “Name the five baseball players to hit more than 60 home runs in a season.” Everybody turned to me. I said triumphantly, “Sammy Sosa, Mark McGuire, Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, and… Oh God. That guy. The one that got the death threats and his hair fell out. DEAR GOD, WHAT WAS HIS NAME?” And there I was stuck for the next thirty minutes. I agonized. I paced. I tore my hair out. I could not dredge that name up from my brain. I kept thinking “Roger”, but for the life of me I couldn’t recall his last name. I seriously almost threw up I was so pissed off.
I did manage to redeem myself slightly though, by knowing who says the words, “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” So maybe I’m not completely useless.