Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Off-Day Puzzle #3: Solution

Question: Where should Clayton Kershaw live? Answer: In Apartment Complex "B", with the Dodgers! Each complex and its tenants is a veiled representation of an NL West team and its starting rotation, as per the initials of the tenants:

Complex A ≡ Diamondbacks
  Barry Williams ≡ Brandon Webb
  Dustin Hoffman ≡ Dan Haren
  Michael O'Keefe ≡ Micah Owings
  Raul Julia ≡ Randy Johnson

Complex B ≡ Dodgers
  Harvey Keitel ≡ Hiroki Kuroda
  Bill Paxton ≡ Brad Penny
  Denis Leary ≡ Derek Lowe
  Christian Bale ≡ Chad Billingsley

Complex C ≡ Giants
  Ted Levine ≡ Tim Lincecum
  Macaulay Culkin ≡ Matt Cain
  James Spader ≡ Jonathan Sanchez
  Billy Zane ≡ Barry Zito

Complex D ≡ Padres
  Robert Wagner ≡ Randy Wolf
  Gabriel Macht ≡ Greg Maddux
  Chow Yun-Fat ≡ Chris Young
  Jason Patric ≡ Jake Peavy

As per my 3rd hint, I wanted to be complete and include all 5 NL West teams, but alas I could not find a Hollywood equivalent for Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez.

Quad "The Puzzle Yoda" Sevens (I'm willing to bet that five-word sequence has never before been uttered in the 14 billion years of the universe's history) once again solves this one - this time after the 2nd hint - and SoSG's own Orel after the 3rd hint. Congrats guys.

Next puzzle June 23!


Steve Sax said...

Ubaldo Jimenez looks like he's the only player in baseball reference with the initials U J.

Orel said...

R U Jesting?

cigarcow said...

My brain hurts.