Scrabble-acceptability of 2014 Opening Day Rosters

With the first full weekend of games upon us, its time for the VORG to once again present the list of Scrabble-acceptable player names on each team’s Opening Day/week roster. The player’s first or last name is deemed “acceptable” if it can be found in the “bible” of organized Scrabble, the Official Tournament and Club … Read more

Players with Alphagrammatic Names

An alphagram of a word (or of any group of letters) consists of the word’s letters arranged in alphabetical order. For example, the alphagram of marlins is ailmnrs (no, its not “LOSING” . . . quiet down in the peanut gallery back there!). Two words are anagrams of each other if and only if they … Read more

Scrabble and Baseball

Tomorrow morning, roughly 300 wordy people from at least 41 states and several countries will begin play in the 2012 National Scrabble Championship down in Orlando, Florida.  It will take 31 games over five days to determine the winner of the $10,000 top prize. To celebrate this, the VORG is providing you with rules on … Read more

The VORG’s Scrabble Analysis of the Draft

So we’ve had the first round of the “2012 First-Year Player Draft“.  Let’s do some analysis of the players selected, based on Scrabble attributes.  The (  ) next to the first and last names are the respective Scrabble scores based on a standard English language set, and a “*” next to the score means the … Read more

2012 VORG Season Preview – Scrabble-style

Lots of sites have written chapter and verse on the just-started season.  Player projections, won-loss predictions, awards prognostications. Here at the VORG, we give you roster analysis based upon the Scrabble-acceptability of the names on the Opening Day ledger for each team. If the player’s first or last name can be found in the Official … Read more

KIPNIS plays well with others … other letters that is

The Cleveland Indians, in desperate need of some offense given their recent rash of injuries, last week called up their top prospect, 2B Jason Kipnis. While the VORG applauds this move for baseball reasons, it also makes good sense for Scrabble purposes. You see, many tournament Scrabble players like to study what are called “stems”.  … 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