DRUFA – FRAUD
LIEGA – AGILE
GLIEPT – PIGLET
KENURB – BUNKER
THE TEAM WAS FOR SALE FOR ABOUT $800 MILLION. THE PRICE WAS A – – –
FRAAILPGLEBUKR – BALLPARK FIGURE
Good Morning, Everyone! ⚾️ So..What’d ya FIGURE…? ⚾️
🎶Take me out to the BALL GAME. Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks, I don’t care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don’t win it’s a shame. For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out…At the old BALL GAME..🎶
⚾️ So Jumble Stadium’s up for grabs, the team part of the deal
We’re shown a tycoon owner, papers ready for the sale.
I’d hate to think there’s room for FRAUD, but doesn’t it seem strange
That standing in a stadium’s the place for this exchange?
We see a lottery winner, a new found millionaire
About to spend a lot of dough on something he holds dear
His jersey is emblazoned with a J upon his chest
He looks so young and AGILE but is he up to the test?
I think that any one of us would be PIGLETs in mud
To have a chance like this guy, would you do it if you could?
Spend so much money just like that, no agent by your side
Could he be getting BUNKERed, cause excitement he can’t hide?
Does it all seem legit to you, going on in the stands?
And what comes next? A pen whips out and then they’re shaking hands?
I wish I saw an agent, because this guys vim and vigor
Is not enough negotiating such a BALLPARK FIGURE! ⚾️
Today’s words, all returning favorites, shouldn’t cause anyone to BALK. They were all pretty easy to FIELD. So let’s move on to FIRST BASE and tackle this puzzle.(Yes, yes, I know…”tackle”, wrong sport, but it just fit so well). Today Jeff brings us out to Jumble Stadium, home of the Baseball Jumblers. We read that the team along with its HOME stadium is up for sale. The present owner, Mr. I.M. Rich, is seen negotiating with a potential young buyer, I.M. NowToo, who has just won a huge lottery prize. Mr Rich is quoting a selling price “about” $800 million. Young NowToo is like…”Ok”. Ok? Just like that? Who do you think you are? Derek Jeter? Where’s your agent? Where’s your financial advisor? Where’s your negotiating skills? (Where’s your BARBER)? It just seems a little OUT OF LEFT FIELD. But, hey, it’s not up to me to unSCRAMBLE this puzzle…Oh wait…it is. Oh, ok. So, our question asks that since the sale price was “about” $800 million, and we are talking about a TEAM and a STADIUM here…the price was a ...BALLPARK FIGURE! Well…Drop the ball and…No, Don’t drop the ball and bring me HOME! This one’s OUT OF THE PARK! Good PLAY, David! Ok, eye candy. We have Mr. Rich’s Baseball Diamond bolo tie and belt buckle. We have young I.M’s Fitbit…obviously keeping him so AGILE. There’s the team name, Jumblers written atop the DUGOUT. There’s the SCORE BOARD…And there’s the handlebar mustache and the soul patch. Ah, all neither HAIR nor there. But, the big WINNER today, Folks, has to be the billboard in the OUTFIELD CORNER. It reads “Jeff Knurek…10 Years, 4180 Cartoons” and features a picture of Jeff. Wow…Congrats, Jeff! That’s some RUN! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And get ready…It’s almost here…”PLAY BALL“! Music to my ears…⚾️🙋🏻