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RedLegSuperStar
02-15-2006, 04:06 PM
Well just on a different player. Scott Hatteberg will dawn #21 for the reds this year. Here's a list on other noteable jersey #'s per Marcs blog:

Here are some new-guy uniform numbers, in case you're interested:
# Rick White, 00
# Bench coach Bucky Dent, 7
# Frank Menechino, 16
# Quinton McCracken, 30
# Grant Balfour, 36
# Michael Gosling, 48
# Dave Williams, 52
# Mike Burns, 53
# Justin Germano, 57
# Homer Bailey, 74
# Tuffy Rhodes, 83

Matt700wlw
02-15-2006, 04:08 PM
Well just on a different player. Scott Hatteberg will dawn #21 for the reds this year. Here's a list on other noteable jersey #'s per Marcs blog:

Here are some new-guy uniform numbers, in case you're interested:
# Rick White, 00
# Bench coach Bucky Dent, 7
# Frank Menechino, 16
# Quinton McCracken, 30
# Grant Balfour, 36
# Michael Gosling, 48
# Dave Williams, 52
# Mike Burns, 53
# Justin Germano, 57
# Homer Bailey, 74
# Tuffy Rhodes, 83

QBs, RBs, WRs, Linebacker, Offensive lineman.....maybe a kicker too..:p:

Red Leader
02-15-2006, 04:08 PM
# Rick White, 00


:rolleyes:

That's so 1980's of Rick White.

westofyou
02-15-2006, 04:09 PM
That's so 1980's of Rick White.

Jim Otto was the man.

Highlifeman21
02-15-2006, 04:38 PM
# Homer Bailey, 74
# Tuffy Rhodes, 83

You can't say that if these guys make the 25 man roster they'd keep these ridiculous spring training-esque numbers. Tuffy Rhodes might b/c he's that damn weird, and that damn overrated, but hopefully Bailey would have the brains to put on a real number.

As for #21 finding a new home, thank god it doesn't say "Casey" anymore, and we'll get to realize the true potential (hopefully) of a lineup with Kearns, Griffey, Pena, and Dunn playing everyday.

beb30
02-15-2006, 04:42 PM
certainly homer can pick a better number....:rolleyes:

alexad
02-15-2006, 04:50 PM
Homer would not have picked his number. IT was assigned to him. I would say in a few more years he will have his actual number he plans to have for his career on his back.

I thought I read somewhere that The equipment guy assigns numbers in spring training and if they make it, then they have a choice of available numbers. Even then it could change throughout their career.

westofyou
02-15-2006, 05:27 PM
I thought I read somewhere that The equipment guy assigns numbers in spring training and if they make it, then they have a choice of available numbers. Even then it could change throughout their career.

Once they "make" the team they can vie for a number, as invitees they are assigned a number, usually the higher it is the less likely they'll make the team.

Once on the Red Wings Tomas Holmstrom wanted number 96 to commemerate the year he first got to the NHL, the coach ( crusty old Scotty Bowman, living legend) suggested he get #97 instead to commemerate the year that he would likely return to the minors.

Yachtzee
02-15-2006, 07:46 PM
:rolleyes:

That's so 1980's of Rick White.


Who does he think he is? Jeff Leonard?

Ron Madden
02-16-2006, 04:47 AM
Heck with Bucky Fn Dent, give him #83.

Save the good #'s like 7 for the players. :devil:

dfs
02-16-2006, 11:38 AM
Once they "make" the team they can vie for a number, as invitees they are assigned a number, usually the higher it is the less likely they'll make the team.

And McCraken drew #30?

that's dissapointing.

westofyou
02-16-2006, 11:48 AM
And McCraken drew #30?

Vets will be allowed the choice most times, the assigning of numbers isn't completly fail safe, 30 is a traditional OF number, Griffey (both), Vince Coleman, Brian Hunter, Dave Martinez, Roberto Kelly...

gm
02-16-2006, 01:13 PM
I'm of the opinion that coaches don't need uniform numbers, unless they are famous retired players who's name is associated with a particular number in the organization (Gullett = 35, etc) Most of the time they're wearing a jacket, anyway. And who looks on the program to figure out who the coach is based on his number?

TeamBoone
02-16-2006, 01:42 PM
Totally agree, gm.

Highlifeman21
02-16-2006, 01:42 PM
Vets will be allowed the choice most times, the assigning of numbers isn't completly fail safe, 30 is a traditional OF number, Griffey (both), Vince Coleman, Brian Hunter, Dave Martinez, Roberto Kelly...


Great, McCracken will think everyone wearing an old #30 Griffey uni will be rockin his number. That's just what we need...

Amusingly enough, it will be interesting to see how many people go out and replace the #30 for the new #3, or if they're too pissed off to shell out more money for Cincy's Favorite Son.

TeamBoone
02-16-2006, 01:56 PM
Maybe they'll just rip off the zero. :evil:

Caseyfan21
02-16-2006, 04:38 PM
Maybe they'll just rip off the zero. :evil:

That's what I'm thinking...

Funny, non baseball story about this. My friend's sister had a #13 Ohio State football jersey. Well, we all know what happened to those and she didn't want to wear it because she was embarrassed. So she took off the "1" and centered the 3 so it looked like a #3 jersey. Their family went to one of the bowl games a couple years ago and had the opportunity to meet some of the players. Appearently Bam Childress (wore #3) picked her out in a crowd of people, came up, and was asking her where she found one of his jerseys at because he wanted to buy some for friends and family. :laugh:

redsfan30
02-16-2006, 04:51 PM
Does anyone have a picture of what the new Griffey number 3 jersey will look like?

Red Leader
02-16-2006, 05:00 PM
Does anyone have a picture of what the new Griffey number 3 jersey will look like?

http://www.theamericanmind.com/images/griffey-junior.jpg

Only the '3' will be a little further to the right. ;)

ash
02-16-2006, 09:08 PM
lol^^^

Big Klu
02-16-2006, 10:43 PM
If Ken Griffey Sr. is named first-base coach, look for him to wear his familiar old #30, and Quinton McCracken to be re-assigned John Moses's old #32.


WOY,

OFs Clint Hurdle and Dallas Williams also wore #30 for the Reds in the 80's. The only pitcher I could think of that wore #30 was Guy Hoffman.

Didn't Lloyd McClendon also wear #30 at one time?

westofyou
02-17-2006, 12:56 AM
Didn't Lloyd McClendon also wear #30 at one time?

Yep he did, I saw Dallas and Hurdle on that list too.. IIRC Derringer wore it briefly in the 30's

Ron Madden
02-17-2006, 03:07 AM
Unless my memory has left the building.

I coulda swore Joey Jay wore #30.

Jay beat Koufax 1-0 in my first game ever at Crosley Field.. But what the heck I've been wrong before and will be again.

westofyou
02-17-2006, 10:24 AM
I coulda swore Joey Jay wore #30.

Yep, Jim Merritt too, he was the last pitcher to wear it.

Big Klu
02-17-2006, 04:19 PM
Didn't Lloyd McClendon also wear #30 at one time?

Yep he did, I saw Dallas and Hurdle on that list too.. IIRC Derringer wore it briefly in the 30's

I thought so. I seem to remember that McClendon bounced from number to number--he wore #23 and #34, I think--before finally settling in on #30. In fact, I think he was wearing #30 when Ken Griffey returned to the Reds from Atlanta in 1988, which was why Griffey wore #25 that season.



Yep, Jim Merritt too, he was the last pitcher to wear it.

I thought Guy Hoffman wore #30 in 1987.

westofyou
02-17-2006, 05:33 PM
I thought Guy Hoffman wore #30 in 1987.

Ok... he was the last pitcher.. you got yer numbers down.

HalMorrisRules
02-21-2006, 09:19 AM
Unless my memory has left the building.

I coulda swore Joey Jay wore #30.

Jay beat Koufax 1-0 in my first game ever at Crosley Field.. But what the heck I've been wrong before and will be again.


Whenever I hear Joey Jay I always remember what my Mother would tell me what the Reds announcers in the 60's would say when Joey would pitch against the Cardinals and a certain Cardinal player would come to bat:

Hoey Hay is now pitching to Julian Javier. :)

Just another reason why baseball is great. To most Reds fans Joey Jay is the name of a successful pitcher from the 60's. To me Joey Jay will always remind me of all of the great times I have spent with my mother down through the years enjoying Reds baseball and talking about Reds baseball. She's now 76 and when I talked to her yesterday, guess what we talked about a good bit of the time. Yep, baseball.

Ron Madden
02-22-2006, 03:15 AM
I'd say "That's a Good Thing". :thumbup: