DETROIT -- Max Scherzer knew he'd be in headlines on a regular basis this season. He did not count on making the puzzle section. Yet, there was his name in Tuesday's USA Today crossword.
Instead of front-page news, he was a clue to 7-Down: "Max Scherzer's pride."
Scherzer is not a regular crossword solver, but bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer spotted it.
"As soon I got here, he goes, 'You made it,'" Scherzer said.
The three-letter answer was supposed to be "ARM." Scherzer, however, had a little fun with it.
"If they did their homework, the answer should be DIC for eye color," Scherzer tweeted with a picture of the puzzle.
DIC is the abbreviation listed on Scherzer's driver's license for his eyes -- one brown, the other blue.