publication date: Saturday, November 27, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)
clue: Don't stop short of the answer if you research this Dominican goo.
explanation: Tejada was one of the best shortstops in American baseball at the time this goo went online. more…
solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Anthony Lewis, Brad Htnck, and Deirdre DeLay
trivia: As often happens with sports goos, Scott was unable to find a quality photograph of the player in his current uniform (Baltimore Orioles), so he had to settle for a uniform from an earlier team and factor it into the goo's difficulty. Incorrect guesses included Christian Guzman, Rafael Furcal, Barry Bonds, Jose Valentin, Ricardo Rodriguez, Pedro Martinez, three for Sammy Sosa, and three for Alex Rodriguez.