publication date: Monday, August 21, 2006 (part of Round XXVIII)
clue: The Comandante has been a dictator and a liberator, but he was never a baseball pitcher.
explanation: Castro, known by his military rank Comandante, was the dictator and liberator of Cuba. Urban legend holds (falsely) that he first tried a career as an American baseball player. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Joy Dunn, Aaron Weiss, and John Tate
trivia: This goo was not inspired by recent events concerning a temporary transfer of power in Cuba; Scott had planned it prior.