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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 8:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man apologized for something he'd written. Why?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 11:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man = H/A/M, I assume?
Time and/or location relevant?

"something he'd written" - a book? a letter? an article? a text message? something on the internet? graffiti?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 7:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man = H/A/M, I assume? Yes
Time and/or location relevant? Yes

"something he'd written" - a book? This; specifically, a sentence in a book a letter? an article? a text message? something on the internet? graffiti?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 7:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

[LTPF lists of centuries and continents], please.
Was the book fiction? non-fiction?

Was anyone offended by the sentence?

Relevant how he apologized?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

[LTPF lists of centuries and continents], please. 21st, North America (USA)
Was the book fiction? non-fiction? This

Was anyone offended by the sentence? No

Relevant how he apologized? Yes
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 7:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant what the book is about? Is it an autobiography? Is the author someone who is originally known for something else (e.g. an athlete or a politician)?

Did he apologize on TV? on the radio? via internet?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 11:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant what the book is about? Yes Is it an autobiography? Yes Is the author someone who is originally known for something else Yes (e.g. an athlete Yes or a politician)?

Did he apologize on TV? on the radio? via internet? No to these
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Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - 9:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is his sport relevant? If so, football? baseball? basketball? some other kind of ball game? track and field? winter sports? cycling? martial arts? swimming?

Did he apologize to the general public? to a specific group of people? a specific person?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 2:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is his sport relevant? If so, football? baseball? It was this, but not really relevant basketball? some other kind of ball game? track and field? winter sports? cycling? martial arts? swimming?

Did he apologize to the general public? Yes to a specific group of people? Yesish a specific person? No
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Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the sentence inaccurate? a lie?

was it something he had changed his mind about?
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Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 - 6:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the sentence about himself? his family? his friends? his professional career? people he worked with? Or was it more of a general statement? Was it political?

If the sentence was about himself, relevant what part of his life it was about?

Would it be useful to find out more about him?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 - 8:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the sentence inaccurate? Yes a lie? No

was it something he had changed his mind about? No

Was the sentence about himself? Yes his family? his friends? his professional career? This people he worked with? Or was it more of a general statement? Was it political?

If the sentence was about himself, relevant what part of his life it was about? See previous

Would it be useful to find out more about him? A little bit, yes. You know he was a baseball player and that the sentence was about that - focus there
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Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 - 10:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the sentence about one specific game?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 2:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the sentence about one specific game? No
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Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 2:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

about his record?
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Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 10:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he claim to be the first to.., the best..., the last..., the most..? and subsequently find out that that wasn't true?

was it about him? his age? nationality? height? left-handedness?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 2:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

about his record? No, but OTRT

did he claim to be the first to.., the best..., the last..., the most..? and subsequently find out that that wasn't true? No...

was it about him? I guess this. It was related to his sport (but you don't need to know much about the specific sport) his age? nationality? height? left-handedness?
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Posted on Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it about the origin of his sport? the scoring? change to the way it was played?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 6:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it about the origin of his sport? the scoring? change to the way it was played? No to all

Correction:


about his record? OTRT
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 10:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he deliberately mislead in his book? Would his method of apology be considered unusual? Was he facing legal action? Did he notice the error himself or was it pointed out to him? Was he ridiculed? praised? Did he emerge with any credit?

Did he write another book? Is he still active?

Any relevant scandal ? Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 12:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he deliberately mislead in his book? No Would his method of apology be considered unusual? No Was he facing legal action? No Did he notice the error himself or was it pointed out to him? Irrel Was he ridiculed? praised? Probably this, but beware FA Did he emerge with any credit? I'm not sure what you mean by this, explain please

Did he write another book? Not yet Is he still active? Yes

Any relevant scandal ? No Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire? So no - it'll be interesting to see what happens with the Biogenesis suspensions though; reportedly A-Rod is looking at a suspension until 2015
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Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 1:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So is some detail of his career relevant? Teams he played for ? Did he imply that he had been more successful than he actually had been.

he emerge with any credit? I'm not sure what you mean by this, explain please

By that I meant did the publics opinion of him change positively as a result of what he did.

The A-Rod story is very interesting although I think the Yankees have missed Jeter more than him this year. Irishman's attempt to sound knowledgeable about Baseball
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 11:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So is some detail of his career relevant? Yes Teams he played for ? No Did he imply that he had been more successful than he actually had been. NO

he emerge with any credit? I'm not sure what you mean by this, explain please

By that I meant did the publics opinion of him change positively as a result of what he did. OK. The apology? No. The action? Possibly, it was already positive

The A-Rod story is very interesting although I think the Yankees have missed Jeter more than him this year. Irishman's attempt to sound knowledgeable about Baseball I'd agree.
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Posted on Friday, August 02, 2013 - 11:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was what he wrote a statement of what he believed to be a fact ? or was it an opinion ? Did the error embarass him? someone else? Does he get a basic piece of info wrong ? a date? a place? a person? a team?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, August 02, 2013 - 8:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was what he wrote a statement of what he believed to be a fact ? or was it an opinion ? Primarily this, but a little bit of the first too

Did the error embarass him? I don't think it could be considered "embarrassing" at all someone else? Does he get a basic piece of info wrong ? a date? a place? a person? a team? No to all
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 2:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I might as well just tell you that the pitcher in question was R.A. Dickey, a knuckleballer. You can use Googlepedia if you'd like.
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World records involved?

Did he say something about a team?
Where he was born?
His childhood?
His adulthood?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 5:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

World records involved?
Did he say something about a team?
Where he was born?
His childhood?
His adulthood?
All are irrel to the puzzle
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Posted on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 11:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything about his method of pitching? I take it that it's nothing to do with the horrendous abuse he suffered as a child?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 5:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything about his method of pitching? No, not really I take it that it's nothing to do with the horrendous abuse he suffered as a child? No, nothing to do with that

Slight RECAP:
-How he apologized is relevant.
-The apology is related to some part of his career.
Balin (Balin)
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I must correct myself:

Anything about his method of pitching? Yope
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Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 6:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was his apology: spoken? written? on TV? news conference? in another book? printed in a newspaper? or magazine?
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Was his apology: spoken? written? on TV? news conference? in another book? Yes AND No printed in a newspaper? or magazine? No to rest
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Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 10:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In what he said originally was he trying to impart some advice? Was his remarked aimed at young ball players?
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Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 4:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the apology in a subsequent edition of the same book?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In what he said originally was he trying to impart some advice? Was his remarked aimed at young ball players? No to both...

Was the apology in a subsequent edition of the same book? Yes.

****SPOILER****

The first page of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey's 2012 autobiography Whenever I Wind Up includes the sentence "I will never lead the league in strikeouts," a sensible statement given Dickey's pitching style, as it is usually the fastest pitchers who lead the league in Ks. However, that season, he wound up doing exactly that, prompting him to apologize in the book's second edition, which includes a chapter on the 2012 season at the end.

Nice work everyone, especially Peter for a lot of the information and Doriana for the solve. New puzzle soon, as soon as I find out where I put it...
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Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 10:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice one.

More baseball puzzles please.

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