Tuffy Says: “They Spelled My Name Wrong Again”

On Thursday, Diamondbacks’ catcher Tuffy Gosewisch got some national attention when he hit three doubles and had a career-high four RBI’s… a notable night for a .217 career hitter.  He also got some unwanted attention when the D-backs signed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a minor league contract, and some speculated whether that could affect Gosewisch’s status as the starting catcher.

2014 Topps Tuffy Gosewisch

In several articles from several sources that I’d seen, many of the articles misspelled “Gosewisch” – they left out the second ‘S’, spelling it “Gosewich”.  I’d provide links, but most of them have since been corrected or removed.

2014 Heritage Rookie Stars Christiani Gosewisch

We at The Shlabotnik Report can empathize with Mr. Gosewisch’s plight, and so we are doing our part to educate our readers as to the proper spelling.  We’ve even made sure that Tuffy has a spot in the 2015 TSR virtual set:
2015 TSR #41 - Tuffy Gosewisch

Take heart, Tuffy.  I know of a certain Hall-Of-Famer and household name whose name is often misspelled “Ripkin”.

Another person who can empathize is Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, who wrote a song about his own anguish:

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2 thoughts on “Tuffy Says: “They Spelled My Name Wrong Again”

  1. WE DO NOT HAVE MUCH IN THIS LIFE BUT OUR NAME SO PEOPLE SHOULD ALWAYS MAKE AN EFFORT TO ENSURE NAMES OF OTHERS ARE SPOKEN AND SPELLED CORRECTLY …

    MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAID, ” CALL ME ANYTHING YOU LIKE BUT SPELL MY NAME RIGHT ” …

    FOR ALL THOSE WITH ODDLY / DIFFERENTLY SPELLED NAMES WE ALL FEEL FOR YOU AND WOULD ADVISE TO KEEP CORRECTING PEOPLE AT EVERY TURN …

    AS A TV / RADIO VOICE FOR OVER 50 YEARS I HAVE PRIDED MYSELF ON ALWAYS ENSURING ANY NAMES HAVE BEEN CHECKED / DOUBLE-CHECKED BEFORE BEING READ LIVE ON AIR.

  2. Media sources that didn’t check their facts and spelled something wrong? It unfortunately doesn’t surprise me. Most do well, but some just get lazy.

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