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Just try to spell pitcher’s name
In a league that has, in recent years, seen a Grudzielanek, a Mientkiewicz, a Samardzija, a Pierzynski, a Francoeur and a Nieuwenhuis, among others, Rzepczynski’s name may be the toughest to spell of them all.
Just how difficult is it to spell Rzepczynski? Even his teammates can’t get it right — and these are guys who have played with the fifth-year pro for more than a season.
Just like with Duke hoops coach Mike Krzyzewski, it’s that second Z that really gets you.
And if you have grand dreams of dropping R-Z-E-P-C-Z-Y-N-S-K-I for 40 points — before any word- and letter-scores — in Scrabble, you’re gonna have to let them go: You can’t play proper nouns, and there’s only one Z tile in the bag (and the blank ones are worth zero).