Late last night, I came across the show “Baseball IQ” on the MLB Network. What a fiasco.
The show purports to be a test of knowledge between people that work for various organizations in baseball. If this is a cross-section of people who work inside of the game, good lord, no one wonder the sport is losing ground as the national pastime.
Long story short, the contestants— representing the Cards and the Cubs in an I-55 showdown — knew very little about baseball in general. It was sad.
The flunky from St. Louis, who lost in resounding fashion, failed to identify even one of the top 20 stolen-base leaders of the 1990s. Not one. Not Rickey Henderson or even Otis Nixon, he of 620 career thefts.
So, guy from St. Louis with the awful haircut, Otis Nixon had the most SBs in the 1990s.