This week we get off the Tony La Russa mockery and into the mockery of another returnee to the White Sox uniform.
First, though, the answer to last week’s Crypotosoxery, which you probably knew all of after solving the first five words spoken to his arresting officer:
Do you see my ring? I’m a Hall of Famer baseball person. I’m legit. I’m a Hall of Famer, brother – Tony La Russa
But enough about Hall-of-Famer persons.
For this week’s quiz, we go from the very serious insurrection in Washington to a very trivial insurrection that will live in White Sox lore unto the generations, perhaps the most famous Sox incident of the past decade, encryption thanks to the template at wordles.com:
IMIX ITM MYIEH IYH WYSRIRDA FKH XSLF YHLWHVFHM WHSWDH B’ZH HZHY WDIAHM GBFK – IMIX HIFST
For newcomers to cryptoquotes, the puzzle is a simple letter substitution, with the same letters subbing throughout ... it might be and A for an X or an F for a Q (it’s not). The way to solve is to look for common letters such as “e” and common words, such as “the.”
As a rule, the shorter the crypotoquote, the harder to solve, due to sample size and all, but in this case the hint about who is speaking should make the procedure pretty easy.
Good luck — the answer comes next week.