Friday, December 16th, 2005
10:40 am - Rainy Day  
Heh. The Kansas City Royals have signed Doug Mientkiewicz and Mark Grudzielanek to play first and second for them, respectively, thus corralling the two longest surnames in the majors within ninety feet of each other. KC sportswriters are reportedly up in arms.

It's another nasty Friday weatherwise, as the cold wind blows and the rain comes down in buckets. I am sitting here trying to come up with a brilliant idea for a Christmas card, and having little luck with my experiments. Need to get this done so I can mail them with a reasonable expectation of them arriving.

Ooh, and the power just flicked on and off.

Edited to add: Bob Timmerman at the Griddle notes that while "Grudzielanek" is worth 27 points in Scrabble, and "Mientkiewicz" 34, Javier Vazquez efficiently beats them both at 36 points, and that's not even counting the 16 for his first name.
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gchickgchick on December 16th, 2005 - 04:03 pm
At least baseball players tend to have nice broad shoulders on which to spell out their endless Eastern European names -- the same isn't always true in fencing, where I've seen some tiny Slavic women with painfully cramped names across their backs.
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Veejaneveejane on December 16th, 2005 - 11:28 pm
Somebody pointed out to me last fall that when the first and last two letters disappear on the edges of the shoulders (as the must always do) then you end up with Entkiewi and Udzielan.

Who sound like some pair of questing Persian heroes -- Gilgamesh and Enkidu's second cousins.

Jason Isringhausen, according to the Persian Hero treatment, becomes their Germanic warrior sidekick, Ringhaus.
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DXMachinadxmachina on December 17th, 2005 - 12:19 am
Sidekick, indeed. All those letters, and only 16 points.
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