Brett Padelford

Last week, I organized a scavenger hunt. Above are the clue sheets that both led to the first location (the GPS coordinates) and presented a code to solve for the second location. The first location was the Los Angeles Public Library and the steps in the picture are the key. Can you figure out the cypher from there?

Took this shot of the eclipse last week from my backyard. I used a monopod, so it’s not nearly as sharp as it should be.

Took this shot of the eclipse last week from my backyard. I used a monopod, so it’s not nearly as sharp as it should be.

I’m happy the design for my “45th Season” pin was well-received. (It’s mostly a clipart adaptation but, hey, they don’t know that).

I’m happy the design for my “45th Season” pin was well-received. (It’s mostly a clipart adaptation but, hey, they don’t know that).

A *bit* late but my favorite PR-y photo from the Stanford game.

A *bit* late but my favorite PR-y photo from the Stanford game.

Some non-TMB scenes from Fresno St. vs USC.

Ah, to be a sportswriter in the 1940s. You could write so colorfully while also being inadvertently arousing.
"Al Spaeter, after getting at least one hit in his last 21 ball games, went pokeless. On his three official trips to the plate Al couldn’t ram the leather out of the infield."
(BTW, how cool was it that the Trojans used to play local minor league teams? The Stars used to play where the Grove/CBS Television City is now).

Ah, to be a sportswriter in the 1940s. You could write so colorfully while also being inadvertently arousing.

"Al Spaeter, after getting at least one hit in his last 21 ball games, went pokeless. On his three official trips to the plate Al couldn’t ram the leather out of the infield."

(BTW, how cool was it that the Trojans used to play local minor league teams? The Stars used to play where the Grove/CBS Television City is now).

It was an honor to record the USC Trojan Baseball Alumni Association interview with Al Spaeter, the oldest living USC Baseball alumnus.


Meeting a man from the “Greatest Generation” is humbling. Like, what have *I* done? After the interview, we were looking through old newspaper clippings and he began to cry. It was really touching.

WIN A PRIZE

After exchanging rental cars because our Chevy Sonic broke (go figure), we’re at 848 total miles driven in Albuquerque. My original estimate from LA to Myrtle Beach was 2,683.

Whoever guesses closest to the FINAL tally, I’ll give a brewery bottle opener. One guess/person.