Mets Spelling Bee
Last night my wife and I enjoyed watching the Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals on ESPN. Thankfully it occurred on an off-night for the Mets, because, honestly, it would have been tough to decide upon which to watch (OK, not really; I’d have DVR’d the Mets game and watched it afterward).
Based on Andrew’s tweetbee (is that a word?), I was inspired to come up with a list of the most-difficult-to-spell names in Mets history. Here is what I came up with off the top of my head; some of them may seem easy to spell because you’re familiar with the player. This is a tough exercise for fervent Mets fans, but try to get away from your familiarity and think about these from the perspective of someone who has never watched a Mets game in their life (i.e., pretend you’ve never SEEN these names, only HEARD them); then perhaps you’ll understand why I chose some of the names I did.
Please add to this list in the comments; maybe we’ll put together enough names to pitch a Mets Spelling Bee Challenge between runners-up Stuti Mishra and Arvind Mahankali to ESPN The Ocho.