I’m “All In” for Alliteration, Alberto Alburquerque!

The Tigers called up reliever Alberto (Al) Alburquerque this week.  Now, I’m not the only blogger with a fondness for great names, but what struck me about this fellow beyond the name’s alliteration was the matched sequence of the first three letters in the first and last names. Lets hear it for tautograms! You know … Read more

The Scrabble All-Star Team

If you aren’t a member of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research), then you are truly missing out on a lot of fun and information.  The Society has chapter meetings all over the country, with members offering presentations on baseball research projects.  There is an annual convention which includes research presentations, panel discussions, trips to … Read more

The Anagrammatical Beauty of Warner Madrigal

As a tournament Scrabbler, I spend a lot of time anagramming.  That hobby trickles into my day-to-day activities, as I often find myself passing street signs and rearranging the letters. So it should come as no surprise that I like to anagram baseball player names.  Sometimes there is nothing really wonderful to be done with … Read more

VORG’s version of an NPR Weekend Edition “Sunday Puzzle”

If you listen to NPR’s Weekend Edition on Sundays, you are familiar with “Puzzlemaster” Will Shortz’s puzzles.  Shortz offers a challenge for the listeners to solve, and a randomly selected correct respondent gets to come on the show the following week. Well, I’m going to put on my Value Over Replacement Grit “Puzzlemaster” hat and … Read more

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