David Kaplan Loses His Own Trivia Contest
Chicago media person David Kaplan got into it a bit with Cubs fans on the Twitters today because they didn’t overwhelmingly think it a grand idea to trade Starlin Castro to the Yankees for Brett Gardner:
Later, he apparently sought to demonstrate what a wonderful idea it was by setting up a trivia question that proved what a singular talent (the aging) Gardner is:
The guesses came in quickly, including multiple times from Cubs fans who thought Cubs leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler had accomplished the not-all-that-rare feat.
Kaplan dismissed the very notion:
Unfortunately for Kaplan, Baseball Reference exists – and anyone with a Play Index subscription can check for the answer in roughly 27 seconds.
Here’s the answer:
Oh well. Back to the drawing board.
Kaplan shifts the goal posts:
Unfortunately, words mean things and his original Tweet explicitly says “this season”: