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#1 Twinsbar107

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 02:26 PM

https://bleacherrepo...ur-written-test

 

 

I'd be intrigued to take it and see how I did, I'm sure I'm not alone. Thoughts?

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#2 TheLeviathan

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 03:03 PM

I hope it's multiple choice with every D. answer being "Rally Monkey"

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#3 notoriousgod71

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 03:10 PM

So basically the front office has already determined they know more about baseball than anyone else and want to see if someone can magically match their previously unmatched knowledge so they know which yes man to hire.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 04:17 PM

Thoughts?

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I'm sorry. You asked. And, to be clear, my response is directed toward the Angels.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 05:40 PM

I just don’t understand why it’s written. Why isn’t it a verbal test and just called, you know, an interview?

Do the applicants at least get to use a word processor or are they required to bring their #2 pencils?
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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:07 PM

This would not work for me. I don't think I know two hours worth of anything! :)
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#7 ashburyjohn

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:25 PM

I just don’t understand why it’s written. Why isn’t it a verbal test and just called, you know, an interview?

Do the applicants at least get to use a word processor or are they required to bring their #2 pencils?

That's really my reaction too.

 

I mean, I'm probably like a sizable group of people at this site, who excelled at written tests back in the day. So you'd think I'd be favorably disposed. But, how many important decisions that a manager makes arrive at his desk in well-constructed form like a written test likely will be?

 

And if the questions on the test are sufficiently free-form to negate that concern, then why not just ask the questions and listen to the nuanced answers, in an interview?

 

If the concern is to determine whether a candidate is "analytical enough", it can be done without the artificial scenario of a test.

 

I wonder how many viable candidates have said "pff" and walked away when they heard of this.

 

PS. No programmable calculators. Slide rules are allowed however.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:05 PM

I imagine the test would probably include personality traits that they are going to run through something. IIRC, football players take some pretty stupid "tests" where they get asked questions like "Is it better to win a game or hang out with your friends." Or such nonsense.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:46 AM

 


Do the applicants at least get to use a word processor or are they required to bring their #2 pencils?

 

_____ Yes

 

_____ No

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:51 AM

33. A "double switch" can best be described as _______________________________.

 

a. Adrian Peterson's preferred parenting device.

 

b. A railroad construction design allowing two trains travelling in opposite directions to safely pass each other.

 

c. A substitution method often used in the National League of American Baseball whereby the manager simultaneously swaps out both the pitcher and a position player, with the goal of putting the incoming pitcher into the batting order position that made the last out in the previous half inning.

 

d. RALLY MONKEY!!

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 09:54 AM

 

33. A "double switch" can best be described as _______________________________.

 

a. Adrian Peterson's preferred parenting device.

 

b. A railroad construction design allowing two trains travelling in opposite directions to safely pass each other.

 

c. A substitution method often used in the National League of American Baseball whereby the manager simultaneously swaps out both the pitcher and a position player, with the goal of putting the incoming pitcher into the batting order position that made the last out in the previous half inning.

 

d. RALLY MONKEY!!

 

Needs an e. All of the above....

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 03:18 PM

Needs an e. All of the above....

f. PROFIT !!!

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:53 PM

If it doesn't include Kobayashi Maru it's not a real test.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:24 PM

If it doesn't include Kobayashi Maru it's not a real test.

Dis-concur. I don't believe in the no-win scenario.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:45 PM

 

f. PROFIT !!!

 

g. Yes.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 08:09 PM

Like the pitching coach in Little Big League said, "It's all situations and tendencies."

 

 

Then the little kid schooled him by not wanting to bunt his best hitter.

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 06:59 AM

 

If it doesn't include Kobayashi Maru it's not a real test.

 

 

Dis-concur. I don't believe in the no-win scenario.

Jean-Luc? Is that you?

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 07:08 AM

Jean-Luc? Is that you?

 

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 04:10 AM

Like the pitching coach in Little Big League said, "It's all situations and tendencies."


Then the little kid schooled him by not wanting to bunt his best hitter.


https://youtu.be/Hu5RC2wFfAw
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#20 notoriousgod71

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 03:43 PM

 

 

 

Maybe this is on the Angels test:

 

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