Posts Tagged 'Derek Jeter'

Jumble Spoiler – 09/25/14

English: Derek Jeter

English: Derek Jeter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A forbearing of Jeter’s final home game?

TRIBO  =  ORBIT,  NEDUU  =  UNDUE,  RONCEE  =  ENCORE,  BLARPU  =  BURLAP   —   Giving us:  OTUDEORUP

Clue/Question:  When it started to rain hard during the baseball game, the fans – – –

KO Pix. Jeter's trademark play. 22:07, 22 May ...

KO Pix. Jeter’s trademark play. 22:07, 22 May 2008 . . KOknockout920 . . 4,000×3,000 (1.79 MB) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  POURED OUT

English: New York Yankees Derek Jeter batting ...

English: New York Yankees Derek Jeter batting against the Baltimore Orioles during a baseball game Thursday, June 28, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Not exactly your standard stinky pun.  Of course, there are outs in baseball, and a hard rain is a pouring rain, and fans do pour out of a stadium/arena, so there is a pretty good connection.  I’m just not crazy about it.

Hoyt is giving ralis95 a break today, as there are no new clue words, to add to his clue word database.  Three of the jumbles were new, with the one for “encore” definitely having been used before.  The answer letter layout was spiffy.  The Knurek cartoon paints the picture fittingly.

I hope Derek Jeter catches a break tonight, with the weather.  I’m a die hard Mets fan, but I always liked the way The Kid handled himself.  The heart of a lion, with a better than average skill set, with possibly the most consistently optimistic attitude in all of baseball that I have ever seen.  He’s been the paragon of grace and humility, and possibly the best ambassador the sport of baseball has ever – and will ever – had/have.  His retirement marks the end of an era.  I wish him well in his post-playing life.  Yeah, Jetes!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jeter Jumble Spoiler – 07/28/11

Derek Jeter

Image by Keith Allison via Flickr

Visual Description:  “Way on the other side of the Hudson . . .”

RERBY  =  BERRY,  ENSSE  =  SENSE,  FAFEWL  =  WAFFLE,  TNEJKU  =  JUNKET   —   Giving us:  RYSEWEJNE

Clue/Question:  Where THE Yankee went to get a replacement for part of his uniform.

Answer:  NEW JERSEY

(Just for Lesley, guys???  Just kidding!  I’ll never be a Yankee fan, but I’ve never had anything against “The Kid”.  Besides being a great all-around player, Derek Jeter exemplifies all the best qualities of just about any sport.  He’s humble and respectful to all.  He’s even-tempered and a “good sport”, win or lose.  He doesn’t complain, and does what is needed, with a superlative work ethic.  And, he’s grown into the kind of leader that coaches love.  One who can lead – primarily – by example.  As impressive as his overall numbers might be, it’s his intangibles that make him one of the – if not THE – most revered players of this era.

I don’t know about anyone else, but all the clue words jumped off page for me, today.  Also, with the sign and the New York skyline, the answer was pretty obvious.  Despite the name of the company, from this vantage point it’s more likely located in Weehawken or Hoboken.  Possibly Jersey City, but definitely not Newark.  Nice “Guido” working the counter, Jeff!  Ayyy!  Does Tony Soprano run this shop, or what?!  I’m sure, at the very least, he providing some kind of . . . “insurance”.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Since yesterday was a “Name That Tune” spoof, what song does today’s Visual Description line come from?


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