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How do you create a sportswriter's headache? Just look at all the names

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I had a brief panic attack last week.

The cause of my sudden apprehension was a name, or rather the correct spelling thereof.

I was in Spokane at The Engravers on Monroe picking up end-of-season trophies for the kids in the Challenger Division of West Plains Little League. I had sent in the names for the trophies and was going through them when I came to one for a young girl named Caitlin – and briefly got lightheaded.

On the trophy, her name was spelled with a “C” and for a moment I thought I might have sent in the wrong spelling, thinking it was actually “Kaitlin” with a “K....

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