Game 40, Yankees at Mariners
Gorshin didn’t just play Edward Nygma. The veteran actor and impressionist played the villanous Bele in a famous Star Trek episode featuring two aliens, each of whom had one side of his face painted black and the other side painted white. But see, they hated each other, because the colors were transposed — Star Trek’s second-most important critique of racism, right after William Shatner making out with Nichelle Nichols on national TV.
In honor of Mr. Gorshin’s most famous role, though, let’s use this riddling technique to dissect the rather dishonorable recent performance of the hometown nine in advance of tonight’s game.
Riddle No. 1: Riddle me this, riddle me that: a home run off Moyer will come from whose bat?
Riddle No. 2: What can you catch but not throw?
Riddle No. 3: This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays kings, brings disorder,
Destroys all, except Pat Borders.
The answers in reverse order are: time, a cold or Steve Blass disease, and “to be announced.”
Use this as a game thread for tonight’s Mike Mussina/Jamie Moyer matchup. TV: FSN. Radio: KOMO.