Jumble Spoiler – 06/21/12

Little League baseball, Jun 2010 - 55

Little League baseball, Jun 2010 – 55 (Photo credit: Ed Yourdon)

Visual Description:  Unfortunately, an all too frequent scene in organized children’s sports.


Clue/Question:  The little league coach was this when arguing the call.

Answer:  OFFBASE

(Not bad.  Not great, but I’m a sucker for sports themed slices of real life scenarios.  A good coach, especially in little league, needs to strike a healthy balance.  He has to inspire a measured level of competitiveness, because this “everyone’s a winner” mentality is pure nonsense.  And, he also needs to foster the concept of good sportsmanship.  Sure, winning is important, but life isn’t all that short.  We’re all going to experience the peaks and valleys that make life interesting and meaningful.  Learning to properly handle both the highs and the lows makes for a beautiful kind of harmony.  Ya feelin’ me, baby?  Can you dig it?

There was one new clue word today in “offend”.  And, all were jumbled well.  The answer letter layout was sufficiently jumbled, as well.  Nothing obvious.  No giveaway.  I love the expressions on the kids faces, and the honesty of the runner.  Play ball!  Be well and do good, friends.  Oh, yeah.  And doing good includes playing fair . . . of course.)   —   YUR

PS.  Speaking of Cats.  Huh?  It’s one of the teams in the cartoon.  I’d like to wish my Kat a Happy Birthday!  My “baby” turned 21 early this morning.  She’s 3000 miles from me, right now, but she’s always with me.     YUR (Dad)

5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/21/12”

  1. 1 Wimpy June 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Unc- My favorite little league coach of all time is Mr. Buttermaker from the Bad News Bears. A true professional…… Wimpy

  2. 2 Art Shapiro June 21, 2012 at 11:41 am

    And a Happy Birthday to the kitty from here.

    21 is remarkably good longevity. My best ever was 19 years, 49 weeks.


  3. 3 unclerave June 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Great movie, Wimpy! My son even likes it.

    Thanks, Art. But, my Kat is a Katrina! I’m hoping she goes four to five times longer than 21!

    — YUR

  4. 4 Lesley June 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Dang! I couldn’t get this Jumble on-line. It kept saying error on page.I don’t get the daily paper so I just figured I’d see what it was about on your blog. I think I probably would have had trouble with OFFEND. As for Little League, I don’t have much experience with that, but many of my former students really loved it, for they did no homework after March 30th when practice started. Oh, Happy B-day to your daughter, Katrina (pretty name).

  5. 5 unclerave June 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks, Leslie! She’s even prettier than her name, both in looks and in personality.

    — YUR

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