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oneupper
01-24-2006, 07:05 PM
Sean is listed as 21 on yahoo and espn.
Obviously he won't get that number (Roberto Clemente)

Anyone know what number he'll use?

CTA513
01-24-2006, 07:08 PM
Sean is listed as 21 on yahoo and espn.
Obviously he won't get that number (Roberto Clemente)

Anyone know what number he'll use?

On the Pirates website they have him listed as #25

http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/team/roster_40man.jsp?c_id=pit

RedsIn07
01-24-2006, 07:23 PM
He also wore a #25 jersey when he was introduced in Pittsburgh a while back.
You can kinda see it here:

TeamBoone
01-24-2006, 08:42 PM
I was thinking that #20 was what he wore in high school... for some reason, whatever number it was, it wasn't available when he came to the Reds, which was why he chose #21.

KittyDuran
01-24-2006, 10:20 PM
I was thinking that #20 was what he wore in high school... for some reason, whatever number it was, it wasn't available when he came to the Reds, which was why he chose #21.#20 was Frank Robinson's number [also the "Chief"'s as well].

TeamBoone
01-25-2006, 11:46 AM
Thanks Kitty. That would be a very good reason why it wasn't available!

redsfan30
01-25-2006, 11:53 AM
I know most people here wanted Sean gone....but there's just something not right about looking at the above picture.

:(

RedFanAlways1966
01-25-2006, 12:41 PM
I know most people here wanted Sean gone....but there's just something not right about looking at the above picture.

:(

You typed what I was thinking. Regardless of the baseball/money reasons, it just doesn't look right.

Joseph
01-25-2006, 01:11 PM
He had #22 in high school, I recall because I remember the Real Reds segment when they showed it being retired.

And yes, that picture is terrible to see, even though I advocated the trade.

smith288
01-25-2006, 03:38 PM
He just wont look right grounding out to 2nd in that Pirates uni...

TeamBoone
01-25-2006, 07:15 PM
He had #22 in high school, I recall because I remember the Real Reds segment when they showed it being retired.

OK then, why would #22 not be available in Cincinnati?

Matt700wlw
01-25-2006, 07:23 PM
The picture of him in a Pirates jersey will take some getting used to...

captainmorgan07
01-25-2006, 08:41 PM
yea it's weird to see sean casey being in a buco uniform but atleast our numbers of grounded itno double plays will go down

Caveat Emperor
01-25-2006, 08:48 PM
OK then, why would #22 not be available in Cincinnati?

He came up with Cleveland in 1997 wearing #52. #22 was being worn by Brian Giles at the time.

When he came to Cincinnati in 1998, #22 was being worn by Jon Nunnally, an outfielder who came over to the Reds in '97 from KC.

As he had not yet been elected Mayor, he likely lacked the leverage to get a "seasoned major leaguer" to give up #22, and thus settled on #21.

RedsIn07
01-25-2006, 08:51 PM
OK then, why would #22 not be available in Cincinnati?
When Casey came to the Reds in 1998 #22 was already taken by Jon Nunnally, I presume that Casey took the next closest number, 21, and decided to stick with it in 1999 and on despite 22 being available.

edit: oops didn't even see Caveat's post

Heath
01-25-2006, 09:56 PM
OK then, why would #22 not be available in Cincinnati?

It's being held just in case for "Dan Driessen Jersey Retirement Night".

Duh.

:p:

RedFanAlways1966
01-25-2006, 10:35 PM
It's being held just in case for "Dan Driessen Jersey Retirement Night". :p:

Surely for being the first National League DH in a World Series!

1976, 5-for-14 (.357) w/ a HR, 2 doubles, 4 RBIs and a SB in 4 games (all as the DH).

:beerme:

KronoRed
01-26-2006, 02:27 AM
When he came to Cincinnati in 1998, #22 was being worn by Jon Nunnally, an outfielder who came over to the Reds in '97 from KC.

I always liked that guys name..Nunnally
Sounds like a political party

Ron Madden
01-26-2006, 07:46 AM
I heard Sean in a radio interview with eighther Lance or the Furball after the trade.

The question about what number he'd wear in Pittsburgh was ask. Sean said since#21 was retired he chose #25 to honor Jim Thome.

Sean said when he first came up with Cleveland Thome took him under his wing and treated him like a little brother.

Roy Tucker
01-26-2006, 09:29 AM
Sean said when he first came up with Cleveland Thome took him under his wing and treated him like a little brother.


My older brother punched me on a regular basis, called me "weasel", never missed an opportunity to abuse me, held me down and did the spit loogie thing 2 inches from my face, and all but ignored me otherwise.

gonelong
01-26-2006, 01:00 PM
My older brother punched me on a regular basis, called me "weasel", never missed an opportunity to abuse me, held me down and did the spit loogie thing 2 inches from my face, and all but ignored me otherwise.

Ahhhhhh ... memories.