DETROIT--It's not every day that your name appears in the USA Today crossword puzzle. So when Max Scherzer opened Tuesday's crossword, he was in for a treat.
"When you go get your driver's license, as painfully slow as the DMV is, it can be a tortuous experience trying to figure out, you need a three-letter abbreviation for your eye color," Scherzer told reporters before Tuesday's game. "So I thought they were going to put BL-BR on my license and they had to go look up in a book for the eye color. My color is dichro so the three-letter abbreviation is DIC."
The clue was "Max Scherzer's pride" and the correct answer was "arm," but Scherzer had a difference of opinion on the matter and took to Twitter to share his thoughts about what he thought it should have been.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Check out 7 down in the USA TODAY.. If They did their homework the answer should be DIC for eye color. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23luvdablueye&src=hash">#luvdablueye</a> <a href="http://t.co/DfzUNCvZwG">pic.twitter.com/DfzUNCvZwG</a></p>— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) <a href="https://twitter.com/Max_Scherzer/statuses/473888388391903232">June 3, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>