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June 3, 2013

Pebble Hunting

A Riddle in a Minor-League Baseball Game

by Sam Miller


This is a riddle. See if you can solve it.

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Michael Clair, the immensely talented writer of such hits as “The time Steve McCatty showed everything but his dong,” had an idea to do a California League travelogue. We told him that the California League is, mostly, gross. So that idea was put on the shelf, and Michael and I decided to just go to a game, instead. Driving over the hills between Hollywood and Lancaster Saturday, we saw the start of a forest fire to the west. By the time we got to the park, the sky was so grey we initially thought we might get rained out, until we realized the grey was limited to one massive smoke cloud directly above us in an otherwise blue sky. As Southern California burned,

we watched the Astros’ High-A affiliate in Lancaster host the Diamondbacks’ High-A affiliate from Visalia.

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