Friday, July 24, 2009

Off-Day Puzzle #13: Solution

That is right - the answer to yesterday's puzzle is former Dodger Edwin Jackson.

The key to solving the puzzle is recognizing the significance of each player (mentioned in the third and fourth paragraphs) being linked to his profile. Note the URL of each profile contains a unique six-digit code.

The strangeness of the play indicates it provides the rest of the information you need to complete the puzzle. Tracking the play shows that it goes 2B-C-RF-LF-P-RF (Rafael Furcal and Matt Kemp are mentioned, but they never touch the ball and therefore don't figure into the scoring).

Translating the play into scorekeeper-ese, you get 4-2-9-7-1-9.

Plug that number into the URL — — and you get Jackson's profile. And, in a touch of remarkable foresight or complete luck — I'm not telling which — the tiger on the field corresponds with Jackson's current team, the Detroit Tigers.

Congratulations to those who cracked the code:

  • BWrightson
  • Wicks
  • Josh S
  • Keven C
  • Ubragg
  • J. Steve
  • LLCoolL
  • DunkHawk
  • Fanerman
  • Drewdez
  • Mr. Customer

Updated rankings soon, and keep your heads sharpened for the next puzzle, on Thursday, August 13, at 7 a.m. PT!

photo by John T. Greilick/Detroit News


QuadSevens said...

I'll be kicking myself all weekend for missing this one!

LLCoolL said...

It's nice to see Jackson is finally living up to the hype. Did we get anything for him or was he a free agent? And I wonder why the Rays let him go?

Orel said...

The Dodgers traded Jackson and Chuck Tiffany to the Rays for Danys Baez and Lance Carter.