What Baseball Team Were You Born to Play For?
By: Daniel Yetman
Image: Wiki Commons by Arturo Pardavila III
About This Quiz
Every team in the majors has its own tradition. Some teams like the Red Sox and the Yankees have been around for many years and are among the most iconic sports franchises in the world. Teams like the Rays and Marlins might not have the same size of fan base, but at least they're lower pressure environments for the players. In 2018, Miami had a total of 810,000 fans attend games. That might sound like a lot, but it's 300,000 away from the team with the second-worst attendance, the Tampa Bay Rays. The Dodgers are king when it comes to attendance with over 3.8 million fans attending games last season.
What type of atmosphere do you think you would play best in? Could you handle having your own fans jeering you for an entire game? Could you play in a city where your every move is reported in the local newspaper?
We can tell just by looking at you what team you're most suited for. Are you ready to find out what jersey you should really be wearing? Well, pack your bags because we're about to tell you what city you're going to have to move to next!
What's your opinion on sabermetrics?
It's overrated if you have star power.
They should be the bread and butter of every team.
They have their place, but I still like bunting.
What type of player would you be?
Which of these players do you admire the most?
You just had your best season ever right before hitting free agency and hit .339 with 37 home runs and 32 stolen bases. Who are you going to sign with next season?
Whoever offers the most money
Re-sign with the same team
Whoever has the best chance at winning next year
Sign with the team that plays closest to your home town
Team A offers you $200 million over 10 years. Team B offers you $150 million over 5 years. Who do you sign with?
It's a hard decision, but team A.
It's a hard decision, but team B.
Do you think a team should try to outspend everybody else if it wants to win?
It should at least try to keep pace with other teams.
Even a league-average team can win the World Series.
What do you think about teams that tank and sell off their players so that they can compete down the road?
It shouldn't happen if you spend enough money.
It shouldn't happen to teams that properly analyze their players.
It's something every team has to do at some point.
I think every team should try to field the most competitive team it can.
Do you bat left or right?
Actually ... I've never picked up a baseball bat.
Are you from a small town or big city?
How much media attention do you want to have?
I want them to report every time I sneeze.
I like to stay out of the media.
I want a lot of attention ... if it's positive.
Which of these teams would win the World Series if they were in the league today?
Can you handle being heckled by fans?
I don't think it would bother me.
I would find it distracting.
Would you prefer to live on the East Coast or West Coast?
Isn't NYC kind of its own thing?
What's your favorite part about baseball?
Could you stand playing on a last place team three years in a row if it meant winning the World Series the season after?
I want to win the World Series every year.
Maybe one last-place finish for a World Series
No, I would rather make the playoffs every year.
Which of these uniform features do you like the most?
Something simple and traditional
Something retro like powdered blues
Which of these would make the best team name?
You would rather play for a team known for ...
Being an analytics trailblazer
Being cursed for over 100 years
Which of these colors do you prefer on a uniform?
Why would you want to be a major league ballplayer?
You're most well-known for your ...
Which of these pitchers would you most want on your team?
How often do you watch baseball?
At least a couple times per week
Your team makes it to the playoffs but loses in the first round. How successful was the season?
Any year we don't win a World Series is dreadful.
Would you rather win a World Series on a team that's expected to win or win a World Series with an underdog?
I want to win with a team loaded with stars.
I want to win on a team that was expected to finish last in the league.
I'd like to win with a good team (but not the favorite).
I want to win on an underdog.
How would you best describe how you perform under pressure?
Sometimes I cave under pressure.
I do better when expectations are low.
I usually do well ... except when I make an error in extra innings that costs my team the game.
I play my best when I'm down to my last strike in the World Series.
Which one is more important, having good pitching or having good hitting?
You need to have both if you want to win.
Hitting is a little more important.
Hitting is much more important.
Pitching is more important.
What do you think about teams that hand out 10- to 15-year contracts?
You gotta do what you gotta do to get the best players.
Free agents aren't worth the money. I'd rather go with home-grown talent.
I wouldn't go any longer than 10 years.
I would prefer to sign players on shorter 4-7 year deals.
In your opinion, which of these strategies do you think wins the most games?
Stacking your lineup with home run hitters
Loading your team with guys who have a high on-base percentage
Filling your team with guys who get a lot of extra-base hits
Which type of fans would you like to play in front of?
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