• Found, Forgotten & Puzzling

    Posted by on August 15th, 2011 · Comments (3)

    Today, I found an old “Master Lock” Combination Lock that I haven’t touched since the summer of 2006. In fact, I forgot that I had it, until I discovered it now…looking for something else.

    I’m terrible with remembering the combinations to these things. So, I usually put a code on the back of it, for a clue, that only makes sense to me. And, on the back of this lock, I wrote:

    TEAM
    BUCK
    DUKES

    Of course, like most things when it comes to me, there’s a Yankees connection. All of these tie back to a Yankees number.

    I do remember, in this case, that “BUCK” was short for “Bucky” and that means “20.” And, “DUKES” was short for “El Duque Hernandez” and that means “26.” But, boy, am I drawing a blank on “TEAM” right now.

    The combo to this is something-20-26, for sure. Just wish I could remember what that first number is…

    It’s between 0 and 39…those are the only options. I suppose that I could try each one to see what works…but, that takes out the fun of trying to remember this one.

    Comments on Found, Forgotten & Puzzling

    1. August 15th, 2011 | 3:37 pm

      LOL. I figured it out!

      I was looking at the word “TEAM” on the back of the lock and noticed that there was just a tad, wee-bit, of an extra space between the “A” and the “M.” Not enough to notice looking at it quickly. But, enough to notice if you inspected it closely.

      And, THEN, it came to me! It’s not “TEAM” it’s “TEA M” on the back – and that’s short for “Tea Man”…meaning Joe Torre. And, the number is “6.”

      Sure enough, when I did 6-20-26, the thing popped right open.

    2. Scout
      August 15th, 2011 | 4:20 pm

      If your day job doesn’t pan out, you have a future as a private eye.

    3. August 15th, 2011 | 4:31 pm

      LOL. Either that, or, a padded cell waiting for me in the looney bin.

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