Saturday, April 12, 2014

A to Z Blog Challenge: The Letter K




The Write Game's Theme 
AtoZ Blog Challenge
2014

Stuff I Learned or Laughed at from Bloggers in the 2013 A to Z Challenge .
All you gots to do is identify the Mystery Blogger each day. I’ll give you hints when I can. I'll post the answers and the winner each Monday.

Three more visitors (one each week) can win: 
Week 2) an ebook of Alligators Overhead 
Week 3)an ebook of Sliding On The Edge 
Week 4) an ebook of The Princess of Las Pulgas 

(If you already have one of the prizes, I'll figure something else out!)

BY

1) identifying the most bloggers correctly=2 points.  
2) leaving witty comments=1 point or more depending on glibness
3) adding to the information and making it more valuable=2 points 


TIES WILL BE BROKEN BY MY CAT. SHE'S FAIR AND IMPARTIAL.UNLESS CATNIP IS INVOLVED, THEN SHE GOES WITH THE BEST SUPPLIER.


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Mystery Blogger K’s 2013 theme: “All things about writing from A to Z"

K is for Strikeout.

I never knew this, did you? Here's what the post was about:

"We owe the "K" for representing a strikeout in baseball to an early sportswriter named Henry Chadwick. In fact, Chadwick and another writer named M.J. Kelly are largely responsible for the scoring system used today. But whence the K? Chadwick already had "S" slated for "sacrifice." So a strikeout became a "K", after the last letter of the word "struck." The reason a strikeout isn't a "T" is because "struck" was the preferred term of the day. By the way, a backwards K means the batter struck out without swinging (looking). 



Who was it? HINT: This blogger likes to cruise.


SIGN UP or VISIT the others who are on this AtoZ Challenge and check out the HOSTS:



Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Tina @ Life is Good
Damyanti @ Amlokiblogs
Jeremy @ Being Retro
Nicole Ayers - The Madlab Post

50 comments:

  1. Sounds like Mr. Blog Blitz himself... DL Hammons...
    His blog name has the word cruising...

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    1. You're reading the clues, Michelle! Points for you.

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  2. I didn't even know K meant anything in baseball! :)

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    1. I'm thinking of turning into something like NPR and becoming educational. This is my first stab at it. :-)

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  3. I haven't a clue. But I learned something today about baseball.

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    1. I love it when I learn new stuff. I try to immediately impress people with that!

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  4. I'm with River! Cool fact, but I dunno the answer.

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    1. I read the clue this time. I don't know how I missed it. It has to be DL Hammons.

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    2. Reading the clue always nets points!

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  5. Cruising, huh? That sounds like DL Hammons.

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  6. I don't know who the blogger is, but I did learn something about where the K came from! I had no idea! :)
    ~Jess

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  7. I'm guessing D L Hammons. But I'm not entirely sure.

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  8. That's really cool info about the "K" although the blogger's identity eludes me. (I sneaked a look at the other comments. You gave a great hint with "cruise"! Too bad I was too dumb to get it. Maybe I'll have better luck on Monday - see you then!)

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    1. Honest counts! Sneaking peeks is a good strategy.

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  9. I had no clue, but going with the majority here ;-)
    I love baseball, but had no idea about the K. Kool little fact! Like something Cliff Claven would know...
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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    1. Cliff would know this. That's for sure.

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  10. The mystery blogger could be me, but I probably don't talk about that cruising loe often enough for people to know.

    I did know about the K in baseball, but only because it was part of some trivia game I lost years ago. It's a fascinating tidbit.

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    1. Love trivia games. I'm just not very good at them.

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  11. Hey, you celebrity writer, you!

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar, a pawlet on the blogger's favourite airline, Blog Air, has noted the Cruising Altitude.

    I knew that about baseball. Yes, baseball aka glorified cricket as in the game cricket and nothing to do with Jiminy.

    Now then, watch out for foul balls.

    Your starstuckest fan,

    Klahanie.

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    1. You always make me feel important! I think I should pay you.

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  12. Ha. Cruising has to be be D.L. Hammons!

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  13. I had no idea. Now maybe someone can explain bowling scoring symbols!

    Yvonne

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  14. Loving your hints and this game, but sadly, this time I have no clue!

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    1. We're only half way through, so you have a lot more to guess.

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  16. Erm!! I give up! LOL!!!

    Good luck to everyone guessing! Yay! Take care
    x

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  17. I can't even guess, but I did not know that a K was a strikeout either.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Debi,

      Thanks for stopping by to try. Hope you'll come again.

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  18. Well, I knew K was a strikeout because one of my best friends is a die-hard baseball fan and spent some time explaining the scorekeeping to me once. But I have absolutely no idea what blogger you're talking about! Hah I'm not sure that if you did me I'd even know! *shakes head*
    Still loving your theme though :)

    AJ @ Naturally Sweet
    An A-Z Co-host blog
    Tweet me! @ayjaylauer

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    1. A year is a long time to remember anything! Heck a half an hour and I've forgotten.

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  19. IT's gotta be DL Hammons... Who else?

    Happy Sunday Lee...

    Cool facts about the strikeout...

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    1. Thanks, Michael. Hammons seems to be the choice today.

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  20. Love your hints and enjoy reading all comments. But sorry, no idea!

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  21. I was the stat girl in high school for the baseball team. I speak "K" and backwards "K." Yep, has to be DL.

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  22. Gosh, these folks are right on, aren't they!

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  23. Wow! How cool to learn that about the letter "K" :) And yay for DL...I can't even pretend to play, I'm late on this post. Glad I caught it though!

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  24. How did I get here so late? Oh well, at least I'm logging in to show I tried. :)

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  25. Donna Weaver, I think.

    I accidentally deleted your email, but thanks so much for picking up my book. :)

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  26. Hi Lee .. seems a bit silly to be a K backwards .. I thought you were meant to watch the ball when you played sport?! even baseball!!

    Now I'm off to L ... to see if it's Donna .. cheers Hilary

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  27. It's definitely DL Hammons, and it was last year's K. I remember reading it! :)

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — K is for Kristen (and the KristenHead Nickname)

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