Jumble Spoiler – 06/20/17

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Visual Description:  “Who’s on first?”


Clue/Question:  Before Pete Rose took over as the all-time hit leader, he had to  – – –

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(Gee, folks.  I just can’t imagine what the answer is!  It HAS to be BET something.  Doesn’t it?  LOL!  The technical reason why he is not enshrined at Cooperstown, in the Baseball Hall of Fame, is because he is serving a lifetime ban for betting on baseball, while being actively involved in the game, and then he tried to lie about that for a quarter of a century.  The man thought that – because of his accomplishments on the field – that he was bigger than the game.  To him, rules don’t apply to those who have his sense of self-worth.  To me, this type of arrogant selfishness was reflected in the way he played the game.  A lot of people like to extol his “aggressive play”.  Good ol’ “Charlie Hustle”!  I never bought into that.  I was a big baseball fan, growing up in the ’60s and ’70s.  I thought that his “style” was unnecessarily aggressive, and often mean spirited.  He was the one time scrawny kid who muscled up, and saw that he could get away with playing like a bull.  It showed a bully mentality.  He had a huge chip on his shoulder, and he played like he felt he had to challenge everybody to knock it off.  To me, he didn’t play like the team was his main concern.  Only himself.   His talent was more than admirable, and his numbers are undeniable.  But, baseball is a team sport.  And, as trite as it may sound,  there is neither an “I” in the word “team”, nor in “baseball”.  There have been some allegations that Ty Cobb may have bet on a game that he was playing in, but nothing was ever proven.  If it had been, then he likely would have been denied his enshrinement into the Hall as well.  Ty was the bully who got away with it.  Pete got caught, lied about it for a long, long time, and now he hopes that time, and the changing – but not necessarily evolving – “ethos” of American sports fandom will weaken the resolve of those in charge of Cooperstown.  A lot of sports writers and fans want him on the ballot.  If I could vote, you know I’d keep his butt out.  Tough cookies, tough guy!

Oh, yeah.  The Jumble.  No new clue words, but all new jumbles.  The best answer letter layout of all time, because I am positively stumped!  LOL!  Gorgeous baseball cartoon.  Very good likeness of Pete, and Leon Durham.  Be well and do good, friends.  Don’t break the rules, lie about it, and then expect forgiveness.  Try to set a good example for future generations.)   —   YUR

73 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/20/17”

  1. 1 Earl Johnson June 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I got “tie” cobb

  2. 2 Doris June 20, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    i think it is tie cobb

    On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 4:43 PM, Unclerave’s Wordy Weblog wrote:

    > unclerave posted: ” Visual Description: “Who’s on first?” ORNCO = > CROON, IPTOL = PILOT, BREHOT = BOTHER, CABFIR = FABRIC — > Giving us: OITBEBC Clue/Question: Before Pete Rose took over as the > all-time hit leader, he had to – – – Answer: ” >

  3. 3 Anonymous June 20, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    What about Tie Cobb (Ty Cobb)?

  4. 5 Gail Moyer June 20, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I believe the answer is Tie Cobb.

  5. 6 Don Trappler June 20, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Hi YUR,

    I think that the first word is not BET. Why would it have to be in quotes. My guess is that “Cob” is the first word and in quotes because the correct spelling would be Cobb. If that is correct then the second word could be bite. I’m only guessing this because both Ty Cobb and Pete Rose both bet on baseball and Pete replaced many of Ty’s records. Obviously bite does not make a lot of sense but it fits the remaining letters. I’m looking forward to the correct solution. My wife and I both enjoy the daily Jumbles.


    Don Trappler

  6. 7 Dave June 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I saw it right away – Tie Cobb (i.e. before he could beat it he had to tie it.)

  7. 8 haliburton76 June 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    TIE [TY] COBB; get it? Wish they’d have drawn ole Ty in the cartoon frame! In old-timey woolen Detroit uniform.

  8. 9 Joanne Smith June 20, 2017 at 4:29 pm


  9. 11 Muriel Merbach June 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    “TIE” COBB

  10. 12 Anonymous June 20, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Tie Cobb.

  11. 13 Ronald Owens June 20, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    The man whose record Pete Rose tied and then broke was Ty Cobb. Therefore, the answer is “Tie” Cobb ..

  12. 14 Ritsmith June 20, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Tie Cobb.

  13. 15 ejwo321 June 20, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I didn’t know Cobb may also have bet on baseball. Maybe that ‘s a double meaning for “tie” Cobb.

  14. 17 Anthony R Marasco June 20, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Tie Cobb is the answer!

  15. 18 Marie June 20, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    “Tie” Cobb was the answer. I just asked my husband who topped Pete Rose. The rest was obvious.

  16. 19 Anonymous June 20, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Tie Cobb

  17. 20 TonyR June 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    “Tie” Cobb

  18. 24 Beth Edwards June 20, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    The answer to the Jumble 6-20-17 is “tie Cobb”. Ty Cobb was a winning baseball player.

  19. 25 William Renfrow June 20, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    It’s “Tie” Cobb.

  20. 26 Steven June 20, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Couldnt it be “Tie” Cobb? Your explanation about the puzzle gave me the idea.

  21. 27 Dennis June 20, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    “Tie” Cobb

  22. 28 Steven June 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    After doing some research I found the answer is “Tie” Cobb because in 1985 Pete Rose Tied Tyson Cobbs record for hits.

  23. 29 Chuck Bacon June 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    How does “TIE” COBB work for you?

  24. 30 Anonymous June 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    The answer is “Tie” Cobb, like the player Ty Cobb

  25. 31 Anonymous June 20, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    “Tie” cobb

  26. 32 Art Shapiro June 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    If nobody else has responded by the time I saw this: TIE COBB. I’m too lazy and hot to think up a spoiler for you.


  27. 34 jenn June 20, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    I’d give your comments 10 stars if I could! And the solution…I also had ‘bet’ right off the bat (now there’s a tie-in if I ever saw one, ha), and just could not figure the rest out. Once I put those letters back in the mix, and double-checked who’s record he beat (Ty Cobb), I got the punny answer of Ty Cobb. No idea who the Cub player is though, and hubby is out cutting grass before the rain hits, or I’d ask him!

  28. 35 jenn June 20, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    whoops, my bad, you already mentioned it was Leon D! You are good! =)

  29. 36 Barb June 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    “Tie” Cobb

  30. 37 Anonymous June 20, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    “Tie” Cobb is the June 20 solution. Pete Rose vs. Ty Cobb. Hence the quotation marks.

  31. 38 Anonymous June 20, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    “Tie” Cobb. Pete Rose vs. Ty Cobb. Hence the quotation marks.

  32. 39 Anonymous June 20, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    “Tie” Cobb.

  33. 40 Barbara June 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    It is “TIE” COBB

  34. 41 Barbara June 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    It is “TIE” COBB

  35. 42 Anonymous June 20, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I believe the answer is Tie Cobb.

  36. 43 Bob wall June 20, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    “tie” Cobb whose record he broke.

  37. 44 Keith June 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Tie Cobb is the answer???

  38. 45 Ian Gross June 20, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Hi Unclerave,

    “tie” cobb (I saw “bet” at first, then started to think what “match” meant and came up with “tie”…that left obbc and there you have it…

    Keep well and keep on blogging!

    Ian Gross

  39. 46 angie June 20, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    ans: tie Cobb

  40. 47 Barbara Yob June 20, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    “Tie” Cobb

  41. 48 Anonymous June 20, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    6/20 jumble = “tie” cobb

  42. 49 Mbailey June 20, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    “Tie” cobb

  43. 50 Anonymous June 20, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    He had to “Tie Cobb”. H aha ha

  44. 51 Shel June 20, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    He had to ” TIE COBB”. Lol

  45. 52 Dawn Kiefer June 20, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    The 6-20-17 Jumble answer is TIE COBB.


  46. 53 Rodger Orman June 20, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Pete Rose had to
    “TIE” COBB
    he had to beat Ty Cobb to set his record.
    On this day in 1985, Cincinnati Reds player-manager Pete Rose gets the 4,192nd hit of his career, breaking Ty Cobb’s major league record for career hits. Rose was a folk hero in Cincinnati, a homegrown talent known as “Charlie Hustle” for his relentless work ethic.

  47. 54 Anonymous June 20, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    I think the answer is tie cobb

  48. 55 Mary Blume June 20, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Tie Cobb

  49. 56 unclerave June 20, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Well, they’re both bastards in my book, Joy! — YUR

  50. 57 unclerave June 20, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    You are way too nice and trusting Don! Stay golden! — YUR

  51. 58 Bron Vujovich June 20, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Tie Cobb! You are too young!

    Regards, Bron Vujovich ________________________________

  52. 59 unclerave June 20, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you, to all my – all too literal – readers! I really expected to get some arguments about lifting Pete Rose’s lifetime ban. Yes, “TIE” COBB is the official answer. I was just having a little fun, folks. You know how I love to rant! LAL HTE EBTS! — YUR

  53. 60 Barb Taylor June 21, 2017 at 1:18 am

    I figured it was Tie Cobb as well when “bet” would not work. Still love the Jumble.

  54. 61 unclerave June 21, 2017 at 10:39 am


    I figured that people would get that I was joking about, not knowing the answer, from my lengthy rant against Pete Rose. I even brought up Ty (TIE) Cobb in my rant, but somehow nearly 60 people thought that I actually didn’t know the answer. I mean, I definitely appreciate the comments of those people, trying to help yer old uncle out, but I was absolutely NOT phishing for comments. If anything, as I replied to one of the commenters, I was expecting some kind of backlash from the fans of Pete Rose, as this has been a hot-button issue for a lot of baseball fans. I thought I was being about as subtle as a coronary, but I guess it’s sometimes hard to pick up on sarcasm with the written word.

    — YUR

  55. 62 Anonymous June 22, 2017 at 10:38 am

    tie cobb. Dumbass

  56. 63 unclerave June 22, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    LOL! Either I’m typing my comments in invisible ink, or people like you just don’t quite get it. Either way I think it’s hilarious. — YUR

  57. 64 Jim Home Dot June 24, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    The answer is tie cobb

  58. 65 unclerave June 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    EVERYONE is a comedian! LOL! — YUR 🙂

  59. 66 Theresa June 29, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Loved your comments on Rose. I agree wholeheartedly with you. I thought the puzzle answer had something to do with “bet” also, but then I realized it was”tie” Cobb. The writers are very clever…

  60. 67 unclerave June 29, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks, Theresa! Neither of them were “nice” to start with. Not that niceness counts for any hall of fame. But, someone who broke a very serious rule – on numerous occasions – and then lied about it for 25 years, to me does not deserve any kind of forgiveness/exemption. His records should be formally acknowledged, but the man should not be enshrined.

    I jumped all over “bet” just to make my point. I knew it was “TIE” COBB all along, and figured that people would see that I was just being sarcastic.

    Gambling, in general, has just become too common place in our society. So many of the old rules/laws have been relaxed to the point of absurdity, in my opinion. Not super long before I was born, there were no casinos in the U.S.. First came Las Vegas in the ’40s, then came Atlantic City in the later ’70s, then over time you saw a handful of Native American casinos, and now many states have a number of racinos and casinos all over the place. State run lotteries were as rare as hens’ teeth, and were very limited, and there was no advertising for it. Now, New York state still has their little Lotto, but also Numbers, Win-4, Take 5, Pick 10, and Quick Draw. Not to mention participating in the multi-state games of Powerball, Mega Millions, and Cash4Life. And, more instant scratch-off games than I can count. And of course, there is all kinds of advertising, in just about every possible media outlet. So, it’s no wonder that people have grown numb to it, as a kind of rules infraction/crime. To many, it’s just no big deal. But, it was when he did it. And, even if the gambling itself could be “forgiven”, how do you forgive a 1/4 century of stone-faced lying – to 3 or 4 Commissioners – about it? The whole thing is mind blowing, to me.

    — YUR

  61. 68 Anonymous July 19, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I agree. Tie Cobb!

  62. 69 unclerave July 19, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    What? That he’s as bad as Pete Rose??? I think that has already been established.

    — YUR

  63. 70 Jeevan October 4, 2017 at 5:08 am


  64. 71 unclerave October 4, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Uhh . . . Yeah. Read the comments, please. — YUR

  65. 72 Kishore Venkateshan November 28, 2017 at 8:00 am

    The answer is TIE COBB 😁

  66. 73 unclerave November 28, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Nobody cares, Kishore! 🙂 — YUR

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