Originally written on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Thanks to everyone who reached out to me about the cryptography challenge this week and to those who worked on it silently. I hope it was at least a mildly fun diversion. The winner of my undying admiration is myshkin, who had already solved the puzzle by the time I woke up the next morning. It's not much of a prize, but it's his!   Before I reveal the actual phrases, I'll describe my encryption method. As I said in the comments earlier, it's not the most bullet-proof encryption, but it works well enough for these purposes. Just don't use this method to smuggle secrets out of Moscow, okay?   The Method   Here are the two encoded phrases again: Phrase #1 98/21-416-198-9 93/28-75.1-53-1993 90/23-7-.354-.306-16-116-16-30 84/40-16-560-1-1-3 02/28-.374-0 92/31-20-68-268-35-11-65-1992 87/49-7-201-114-15-28   Phrase #2 93/35-41-549-112-54 93/29-261-981-104-104-96-10-4-.314-2 85/41-238.2-6 84/03-308-2...
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