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.
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.
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:
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: