Last time you thought about Jeff Shaw - the answer to yesterday's puzzle - was when? I couldn't remember either.
The first step is to solve the Eric Gagne sliding unscramble puzzle in the 35 moves, as follows:
But looking at the result, the letters still make no sense. And what's the deal with the poem?
That's the second step. Taking the cue from the poem's line "Track his footsteps to the light," you must keep a record of the letters traversed in solving the unscramble puzzle:
Then, from the poem's final line and using google and/or wikipedia to research the sequence of the alphabet, take "one last step to the right" by advancing each letter one (with 'Z' wrapping around to 'A'), and get:
TEAM LEADER IN SAVES WHILE KARROS A DODGER
The great Eric Karros' Dodger career spanned from 1991 to 2002. The Dodger closers' saves during that period stack up as follows:
Like a double-overtime NBA game, Jeff Shaw edges out Todd Worrell, 129-127.
Congratulations to UBragg, drewdez, Mr Customer, Jason, and Golem.
Updated rankings to be posted soon. Next puzzle Monday, Aug 9, 7am!