Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
May 2024

Bonus Unsolved Riddle

Batter Up

Originally published on December 14, 2009

This riddle involves an historic baseball game which took place in June of 1997. It was notable not for what happened that day, but for what didn’t happen and it had nothing to do with the actual playing of the game, so to speak. I mean it wasn’t like 17 home runs were hit, or weren’t hit, or there were three no hitters pitched in the course of one game or something like that and this thing that didn’t happen has not, not happened, ever since.

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4 guesses to Bonus Unsolved Riddle

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  • it means rhe CUBS were playing ,just like the other day when they gave 12 run,s away in 1 inning

  • Dude

    No. Keep trying.

  • it was the first time they didnt play the National Anthum, it was in Canada and both teams were from canada.

  • Carole, you nailed it!

    On June 30th, 1997, there was a baseball game played, a major league baseball game, not an exhibition game, but a bonafide game played between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Montreal Expos and the American National Anthem was not played. It was the first time the two Canadian teams played each other because of interleague play. They played at the Sky Dome (now called The Rogers Centre) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    You’re today’s winner.