The inaugural Padres Public Online Scavenger Hunt is now over and done with and a winner has been named.

For those of you who weren’t paying attention — which based on the number of entries I received wasn’t as much as I expected — Padres Public managed to get a few copies of MLB Bloopers Deluxe Doubleheader and Prime 9: MLB Heroics DVDs from MLB Productions. So, I decided to have a online scavenger hunt through all of my posts in a series of 19 questions.

(If you find yourself asking “Why 19?” you should stop reading this blog and Google “San Diego Padres #19” right now.)

The winner is Nate, aka @Taterz1021 on Twitter, who correctly answered 18 out of the 19 questions I asked.

Let’s take a look at the questions, followed by the answer I was looking for and the post that it was contained in.

What is the name of the Fox Sports San Diego reporter that only was around for a week at the beginning of the 2012 Padres season?

Britt McHenry – Fox Sports San Diego’s New On-Air Team Members

In the Jay Z video for “Girls, Girls, Girls,” what number is on the Padres jersey he’s wearing and who wore it for the Padres?

2 and Alan Wiggins – This is the one that was not in any posts of mine. In fact, you have to watch the video and pay attention, because Jay Z only has his back to the camera once at the very beginning. On top of that, there’s no name on the jersey. I’m surprised no one guessed Everth Cabrera.

Who is the first repeat winner of the “Egg McMuffin Of…” Award?

Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton. Paul Mahan also would have been acceptable. – The Egg McMuffin of Spring Training Previews

Who did I select to play left field in my recasting of the Simpsons episode, “Homer At the Bat”?

Rickey Henderson and Greg Vaughn. For some reason, Gavin guessed Josh Hamilton. That was Jonah Keri‘s choice, not mine. – The New Springfield Nine: Padres Edition

What did I propose for Fox Sports San Diego to do at the end of the year to boost ratings?

A WWE Royal Rumble-style battle royale between Kelly Crull, Laura McKeeman, Megan Olivi and Annie Heilbrunn for the title of Queen of San Diego Sports. – Fox Sports San Diego’s New On-Air Team Members

What did I call a “tool of the devil” and also call for it to be outlawed?

The head-first slide. – The Egg McMuffin of…Sliding

What legendary historical figure did I compare Kyle Blanks to?

This is the only one that everyone who entered got wrong. While I did make comparisons between Kyle Blanks & Paul Bunyan, the key word in the question was “historical.” I didn’t say mythical.

The answer is Davy Crockett. The song was based on “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” after all. – The Ballad of Kyle Blanks

Which nickname won my poll for the new El Paso AAA team?

Once again, I tried to trick you. The answer is Diablos. Diablos had the most votes, but only by one vote over Chihuahuas. And I did tweet out that Chihuahuas had won anyway, but that’s not in the post. – ¡Viva Chihuahuas!

What did I mistakenly call the Showley Brothers Candy Company factory building?

The Crowley Candy Company building. – The Candy Factory: What Up With That?

What is the 10th step of being a recovering Padres fan?

“Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Except for when it comes to Giants fans. Those guys are jerks.” – Blast From the Past: 12 Steps for Being a Recovering Padres Fan

What did I say Dick Enberg would be reviewing on Yelp if he ever started a Twitter account?

The Ascot Shop – What Would Happen? Dick Enberg Edition

What is the “least recognized trophy in professional sports in the USA and Canada”?

The Vedder Cup, of course. – The Vedder Cup

Where did I pregame before my one and only visit to Dodger Stadium last year? Name the beers I had there.

Golden Road Brewing and the beers I tried were Either Side of the Hill (Double IPA), Schwartz Stout and Hefeweizen. – Blast From The Past: Chavez Latrine

How many games did the Padres win in their longest winning streak and lose in their longest losing streak?

14 winning and 13 losing. – We’re Going Streaking!

What was the home run call that I came up with for Hacksaw?

“Just like that plate of IHOP pancakes I had for breakfast, it’s gone!” – Poll: Heir to the Throne

Which Padres players’ autograph did I get before a game against the Rockies?

Once again, the key here was in the question. The answer is Ken Caminiti. I said Padres player, which would exclude Frank Robinson. And my former coworker got Vinny Castilla‘s autograph, who was on the Rockies at the time. – One Of These Things Is Not Like the Others

What caused the 1987 brawl between the Padres and Cubs?

Eric Show beaning Andre Dawson. – Cub-Busters: 1987 Edition

How did Henry Ford, Senior Vice President/General Manager of Fox Sports San Diego, describe their new studios?

“It’s bad ass! You can quote me on that.” So I did. – Fox Sports San Diego’s New Digs

What is the title of the post that this image is referring to?indoctrination

Maybe you guys can figure out what Gavin‘s answer was referring to. Because I sure couldn’t:

“How would you like me to make your life a living hell!!?” “Well I’m not really ready for a relationship Louis, but thanks for asking! Hey maybe I’ll give you a call sometime! Your numbers still 911?? Alllrrriiiighty then!!”

The answer was Indoctrination 101: On Losing Streaks. – The House Flight: Week of 7/8 to 7/14/2013


So, there you have it. The first ever Padres Public Scavenger Hunt. Maybe we’ll do it again. Probably not. Who knows?

If you didn’t have get the chance to enter this one, Padres Trail has a couple of trivia questions you can try your hand at answering over at Ye Unimaginative Trivia Contest.

Congrats once again to @Taterz1021 for winning. You can expect to be contacted by MLB Productions about your DVD prize.


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