The answer to yesterday's puzzle is Ramon Ortiz. The seven clues were basically a coded internet scavenger hunt, with the initials of the answers spelling out the clue to the correct Ortiz.
First name of the former Dodgers player [EDWIN (Jackson)] who was the answer to the SoSG PCS puzzle posted on the day after [6/23/09] a current Dodgers player [Manny Ramirez] hit a grand slam on the same night [6/22/09] his bobblehead was given away at Dodger Stadium.
First name of the player [XAVIER (Paul)] drafted by the Dodgers in the same round [fourth of 2004] as the player [Jonathan Papelbon] who pitched the final out of the World Series in the year  that saw the DVD release of the movie whose title ["300"] contains the number of career home runs by the winner [Chuck Klein] of the National League Most Valuable Player award in the year  that Charles Lindbergh's baby was kidnapped.
First name [A.J. (Ellis)] of the current Dodgers player whose uniform number  is thirteen more than the number of runs  scored on the date of death [6/5/04] of the President of the United States [Ronald Reagan] born in Tampico, IL, by the AL West team from the city [Seattle] which hosted the World's Fair in the year  that saw the inaugural edition of the championship event [Grey Cup] most recently won by the Montreal Alouettes.
Last name of the former Dodgers player [NEWCOMBE (Don)] named the Cy Young winner in the year of death  of the painter [Jackson Pollock] who created a work that shares a title ["She-Wolf"] with the 2009 album released by the artist [Shakira] who won the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year in the year  that Sons of Steve Garvey was founded.
First name of the current Dodgers player [GARRET (Anderson)] who was born [6/30/72] exactly six years after [6/30/66] the professional athlete [Mike Tyson] who appeared in the hit 2009 movie ["The Hangover"] which also featured the performer [Heather Graham] whose IMDb page link is http://www.imdb.com/name/nm000xxxx/, where xxxx [1287*] is equal to three times the number  of the 1961 Topps non-All Star baseball card of the player [Al Kaline] who won the Roberto Clemente Award in the only year  in which the Dodgers' regular-season record was 95-66.
Last name of the current Dodgers player [ETHIER (Andre)] whose home run total  in the year of death  of the first wife [Jane Wyman] of the elected official referenced in clue #3 [Reagan] is equal to the number of the Shakespearean sonnet  which contains the seventh word ["unthrifts"**] in the title of the book referenced at http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/yyyy, where yyyy  is equal to two thousand more than three times the number  used as the area code for the birth state [Rhode Island] of the former player [Davey Lopes] who managed the 2001 Milwaukee Brewers.
First name of the former player [LARRY (Bowa)] who, in the same year referenced at the end of clue #6 , was managing the NL East team from the city [Philadelphia] with the same number of letters in its name as total home runs hit  in the latest Chinese Year of the Rat  by the player [Jeff Kent] who hit the first home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the celebrated 2006 [9/18/06] Dodgers victory in which the team hit four consecutive home runs.
*Pretty funny who you get if you accidentally use Kaline's All-Star card from that year's set.
**Not "unthrift" (Sonnet #9) or "unthrifty" (Sonnet #4).
First initials spell out...EXANGEL. As stated at the beginning of the puzzle, the answer is either Russ or Ramon Ortiz. Ramon Ortiz is the ex-Angel. Ta-da!
Congrats to a whopping 25 solvers: ubragg, Mr. Customer, LLCoolL, QuadSevens, J. Steve, Steve Dittmore, Greg Finley, Keven C, Matt, Lauro, Josh S., Wicks, Dunkhawk, Dusty Baker, berkowit28, Jason, Golem, drewdez, Loney Fan, Bryan, MR. F, Nicholas, Dusto_Magnifico, Mr LA Sports Fan and Curious Gene.
Look for our next puzzle on Monday, May 3 at 7 a.m. PT, from none other than reader Josh S.!