Thursday, April 28, 2011

Off-Day Puzzle #2: Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Here's puzzle number two:

Katie Casey was baseball mad.
Had the fever and had it bad;
Just to root for the home town crew,
Ev'ry sou Katie blew.
On a Saturday, her young beau
Called to see if she'd like to go,
To see a show but Miss Kate said,
"No, I'll tell you what you can do."

"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."

Katie Casey saw all the games,
Knew the players by their first names;
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Katie Casey knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the gang sing this song:

"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."

Hint #1 (8:39am PT): Feel out the lyrics and watch the hands (or other icon if you've customized them).

Hint #2 (7:31pm PT): Pretend you're blink and you have to read it in Braille. Sort of.

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35 comments:

Steve Dittmore said...

Answer sent. I feel so smart.

But, I'm probably wrong.

Eric Karros said...

No, sorry P Ditt...

Eric Karros said...

Hmmm, not much activity. hint?

Erin said...

Yes. Hint, please.

Eric Karros said...

Hint posted

Loney Fan said...

Answer sent!

Loney Fan said...

Vindicate me!!!!!!

rbnlaw said...

I've gone crosseyed already.

Eric Karros said...

LF is vindicated and is the first to solve!

1. Loney Fan

Loney Fan said...

I'm convinced UBragg is in a meeting or something. But I'll take what I can get.

Jason said...

Answer sent.


34 hour workday nearly finished.

Steve Sax said...

@Jason, btw I owe you a response to your email...my fault and sorry for the delay

QuadSevens said...

Answer sent!

Eric Karros said...

Jason & Q7 are in!

1. LF
2. Jason
3. Quad

Steve K said...

I'm in! When I saw this one this morning, I didn't expect to figure it out...

Eric Karros said...

Steve K is fourth!:

1. LF
2. Jason
3. Quad
4. Steve K

Dusto_Magnifico said...

question sent.

Timothy said...

Answer sent

Eric Karros said...

Timothy is in!:

1. LF
2. Jason
3. Quad
4. Steve K
5. Timothy

And I answered your questions D-Mag...

Dusto_Magnifico said...

guess sent

Dusto_Magnifico said...

guess sent.

Eric Karros said...

Yes! Dusto Mag is in:

1. LF
2. Jason
3. Quad
4. Steve K
5. Timothy
6. Dusto Magnifico

Eric Karros said...

Ok folks ill be out for awhile but will check back in eventually

Eric Karros said...

Ok folks ill be out for awhile but will check back in eventually

Erin said...

So I guess there won't be a second hint?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

PARTICIPATION POINTS, FOOLS!!!

Eric Karros said...

Ok, Hint #2 posted!

Mr. Customer said...

I'm back! Answer sent!

(fooking work)

Spank said...

Show me the Flaxseed!

Eric Karros said...

Mr C in!

1. LF
2. Jason
3. Quad
4. Steve K
5. Timothy
6. Dusto Magnifico
7. Mr C

Josh S. said...

Fookin' work indeed.

I'll take my 10-spot for now.

ubragg said...

Finally got in from my international travel day (returning from Krakow, Poland to San Francisco). I was able to look at the puzzle for 10 minutes during a layover, but time ran out on me when I had to board. Anyone, two hours left... here we go.

And nice work Loney Fan!

ubragg said...

And... answer sent.

Spank said...

Damn! Missed the deadline.

Eric Karros said...

UBragg rounds out the solvers:

1. LF
2. Jason
3. Quad
4. Steve K
5. Timothy
6. Dusto Magnifico
7. Mr C
8. UBragg