Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Off-Day Puzzle #10: Solution

The answer to yesterday's puzzle is Matt Kemp.

As hinted by the limerick, look back at the last 31 puzzle solutions (yes, ubragg won 16 of them - so not even half! Slacker.), which span PCS Seasons II (starting with Puzzle #11), III, and IV, and look at "how each begins" - i.e., the first word. Doing so yields the following (arranging in limerick format encouraged but not required):

The word that you seek is the name,
Of who had the best single game,
      In the last two seasons,
      Inclusive of this one,
As measured by Hack’s stat of fame

Hack is a reference to Hack Wilson, whose stat-of-fame was his record 191 RBI's during the 1930 season. Matt Kemp had the Dodgers' best single-game RBI total over the past 2 years, with 6 in an 11-8 victory over the Reds this past June.

Congratulations Steve K, and mr c, Josh S, Jason, and ubragg. FINAL puzzle rankings to post soon!


Steve Sax said...

Isn't 16/31 more than half?

QuadSevens said...

Dammit! I was looking at all the comments from the Sons in the puzzles that stated who the first solver was.

I'm curious about what Mr. C came up with for his answer which was out of the box.

Nostradamus said...


My first thought was that Hacks (Ks), not Hack's (RBIs), which would make it Chad Billingsley w/ 13.

Nostradamus said...

Apostrophe placement strikes again.

cc: Dusty

QuadSevens said...

Ahhh. Hacks vs. Hack's. That apostrophe would definitely send you in a different direction.

Josh S. said...

Didn't Kershaw also K 13 in 2010?

Josh S. said...

Nope. Nevermind.

Josh S. said...

Wow, that 13 K was April of '09? Time's fun when you're having flies.