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GADawg
12-18-2008, 11:06 PM
anyone else wish that Jay Bruce would change his uni number? Looks like a pitcher...I'd rather see a spring training number(or sadly a september #)...88, 99 something along those lines.

Sorry just bored...this offseason has been brutal. First all C.C. all the time and now it's progressed(or digressed) to 24/7 freakin' Furcal.

Highlifeman21
12-18-2008, 11:15 PM
What's wrong with Bruce wearing #32?

Tom Servo
12-18-2008, 11:19 PM
32 is perfect for an impact player like Bruce. Personally I'm just wondering who's going to step up and be the next #44.

Highlifeman21
12-18-2008, 11:21 PM
32 is perfect for an impact player like Bruce. Personally I'm just wondering who's going to step up and be the next #44.

Well, if the Reds are smart, they retire 44 for Eric Davis before someone else can don the number.

ED, AD.

There is no one to be the next 44 following those 2.

OnBaseMachine
12-18-2008, 11:22 PM
32 is perfect for an impact player like Bruce. Personally I'm just wondering who's going to step up and be the next #44.

Yorman Rodriguez wore #44 in Instructional League. Of course he's about five years away assuming he lives up to his potential. His skill set has been compared to ED's...

I think #32 is a perfect fit for Bruce.

Spitball
12-18-2008, 11:42 PM
I get your point. Back in my youth, star outfielders wore #9 (Williams), #8(Yastremzski), #7 (Mantle), #20 (Robinsin), #28 (Pinson), #24 (Mays), #21 (Clemente). Pitchers were in the 30's, 40's, and 50's. However, the Braves had Aaron wearing #44 and Matthews wearing #43, and that was unique.

I'm okay with Bruce wearing #32, though. Senior and Junior wore #30 and that was kinda' cool. Willie McGee wore #51 and that was unique. I remember pitcher Matt Young wearing #1 with the Mariners and pitcher and former Red Rob Bell wearing #6 with the Rangers. Numbers are interesting but shouldn't be stuck into dictated slots like the NFL.

BTW, I've always been interested in numbers for some reason. In my youth, I probably knew every number of every player in the 1960's. Talk about a wasted youth. :)

GADawg
12-18-2008, 11:56 PM
when I think 32 I think Carlton, Koufax, and Browning even I guess.

Homer Bailey
12-18-2008, 11:57 PM
32 is a sweet number... 61 is the only number on anyone i would change..... maybe 36 on Volquez as well..... I'm not sure why though.

OnBaseMachine
12-18-2008, 11:59 PM
32 is a sweet number... 61 is the only number on anyone i would change..... maybe 36 on Volquez as well..... I'm not sure why though.

I love #36 on Volquez... that's the same number Soto wore.

Homer Bailey
12-19-2008, 12:02 AM
I love #36 on Volquez... that's the same number Soto wore.

It just doesn't look right to me for some reason. I guess I'm not a fan of numbers that arent possible to be worn in basketball (any number with a digit above 5), but I like single digit numbers above 5.

Everyone has their weird number quirks.

Benihana
12-19-2008, 12:20 AM
This is a ridiculous conversation...







...but I know what you mean.

Jpup
12-19-2008, 12:41 AM
Well, if the Reds are smart, they retire 44 for Eric Davis before someone else can don the number.

ED, AD.

There is no one to be the next 44 following those 2.

They would need to retire it for both of them IMO. I'm glad Jay has 32. It's perfect.

Big Klu
12-19-2008, 12:58 AM
The player whose number I would like to change is Danny Herrera. #52 is the domain of flame-throwing relievers, middle linebackers, and power forwards--not 5'5", 135 lb. junkballing lefties. I would like to see him switch to a single-digit number--he's not big enough for double digits. #3, #6, and #9 are currently available.

(FYI, Herrera wore #5 at Louisville.)

corkedbat
12-19-2008, 01:52 AM
They're obviously holding back 44 for Willy :evil:

Mario-Rijo
12-19-2008, 02:22 AM
The player whose number I would like to change is Danny Herrera. #52 is the domain of flame-throwing relievers, middle linebackers, and power forwards--not 5'5", 135 lb. junkballing lefties. I would like to see him switch to a single-digit number--he's not big enough for double digits. #3, #6, and #9 are currently available.

(FYI, Herrera wore #5 at Louisville.)

Hey I got it, how about .52 for Herrera! :D

remdog
12-19-2008, 02:40 AM
Give Danny twice Eddie Gaedel's number.






Oh yeah, 2 X 0 is still 0. :)

Rem

Ron Madden
12-19-2008, 03:26 AM
I doubt I'll ever forget any of the numbers the favorite players of my childhood wore on their backs.


When it's all said and done the numbers that matter most are those put up between the lines.




:)

redsmetz
12-19-2008, 05:38 AM
Hey I got it, how about .52 for Herrera! :D

Or maybe this number worn by St. Louis Brown player, Eddie Gaedel (the little person who batted once, signed by Bill Veeck).

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/eddie_gaedel_jersey.jpg

RedsBaron
12-19-2008, 07:03 AM
when I think 32 I think Carlton, Koufax, and Browning even I guess.

I also think of Jim Brown.

klw
12-19-2008, 07:14 AM
Wasn't 32 Seaver's number?

Edit: It was 41 or at least it was with the Mets. Nevermind.

RANDY IN INDY
12-19-2008, 08:21 AM
The Reds won't be retiring #44 any time soon.

westofyou
12-19-2008, 10:26 AM
I also think of Jim Brown.

OJ and Earl Campbell too.

Big Klu
12-19-2008, 12:54 PM
OJ and Earl Campbell too.

Earl Campbell wore #34.

westofyou
12-19-2008, 12:54 PM
Earl Campbell wore #34.

you're right...duh... king of the rip away jersey

RedsBaron
12-19-2008, 12:55 PM
OJ and Earl Campbell too.

I try not to think of O.J. Simpson.

westofyou
12-19-2008, 01:02 PM
I try not to think of O.J. Simpson.

I leave him in the context of the 70's

UKFlounder
12-19-2008, 01:09 PM
32 is for Magic Johnson, at least in my mind

Big Klu
12-19-2008, 01:11 PM
you're right...duh... king of the rip away jersey

I had an Earl Campbell jersey when I was in the sixth grade. When I outgrew it, I cut it off, slit it down the sides, and wore it under my pads when I played football in high school.

macro
12-19-2008, 11:51 PM
anyone else wish that Jay Bruce would change his uni number? Looks like a pitcher...

According to this source (http://www.affordablehomegoods.com/reds/uniform_numbers.htm), there have been seven players wear #32 for the Reds before Bruce...


Paul Sanchez (1956), Fred Norman (1973,1976), Bob Shirley (1981), Greg Harris (1982), Rich Gale (1983), Bob Owchinko (1984), Tom Browning (1985-1987,1990,1992)

I recognize the last six as pitchers, but am confused by the first name on the list. I don't recall ever seeing that name, and the 1956 Reds stats don't show that name. Anyone?

Big Klu
12-20-2008, 12:50 AM
According to this source (http://www.affordablehomegoods.com/reds/uniform_numbers.htm), there have been seven players wear #32 for the Reds before Bruce...



I recognize the last six as pitchers, but am confused by the first name on the list. I don't recall ever seeing that name, and the 1956 Reds stats don't show that name. Anyone?

That list is not accurate. Browning wore #32 from 1985 to 1994. Also, Danny Graves wore #32.

Danny Serafini
12-20-2008, 12:57 AM
Raul Sanchez pitched for the Reds in 1957 and 1960, guessing Paul is a typo.

remdog
12-20-2008, 01:04 AM
Good catch, Danny.

In the 50's and 60's a lot of Latin names were 'anglophiled' to make them more recoganizable and acceptable.

Rem

Spitball
12-20-2008, 11:01 AM
That list is not accurate. Browning wore #32 from 1985 to 1994. Also, Danny Graves wore #32.

A young Claude Osteen wore #32 with the Reds. Also, Sammy Ellis was a pretty good pitcher, winning 22 games in 1965, while wearing 32.

Spitball
12-20-2008, 11:05 AM
Good catch, Danny.

In the 50's and 60's a lot of Latin names were 'anglophiled' to make them more recoganizable and acceptable.

Rem

Didn't Vin Scully refer to Giants outfielder Jesus Alou as Jay?

macro
12-20-2008, 01:35 PM
That list is not accurate. Browning wore #32 from 1985 to 1994. Also, Danny Graves wore #32.

You're right. I noticed that it was pretty outdated, but I didn't catch the glaring errors. Perhaps my subconscious was attempting to forget about Danny Graves.

Always Red
12-20-2008, 10:50 PM
I think #32 is a perfect fit for Bruce.

I do, too.

All of the great USC tailbacks wear #32.

StillFunkyB
12-21-2008, 09:29 PM
I understand the love for Eric Davis, but why should his jersey number be retired?

I honestly think that too many teams retire numbers for wrong reasons.

They should save jersey retirement for the truly special players, not the ones that were really good, or really popular as in Eric Davis' case.

The one exception to that might be if a player played his whole career with the same team and meant alot to the city, like Barry Larkin for example.

Blitz Dorsey
12-21-2008, 09:57 PM
I love #36 on Volquez... that's the same number Soto wore.

Exactly. I love Volquez in 36 for that reason. Reminds me of seeing Mario Soto. And it's interesting that Soto is one of Volquez's personal coaches so to speak. I kind of look at it as paying homage to Soto. Could be a coincidence for all I know, but I think it's cool.

Blitz Dorsey
12-21-2008, 09:59 PM
I do, too.

All of the great USC tailbacks wear #32.

Even the murderers. Sorry, couldn't resist. Hearing about USC football just gets me in a bad mood for some unknown reason. ;-)

Big Klu
12-21-2008, 10:38 PM
I do, too.

All of the great USC tailbacks wear #32.

I think only one of them (he who will not be named) wore #32.

Charles White wore #12.
Marcus Allen wore #33.
Reggie Bush wore #5.

westofyou
12-21-2008, 10:45 PM
I think only one of them (he who will not be named) wore #32.

Charles White wore #12.
Marcus Allen wore #33.
Reggie Bush wore #5.
Mike Garrett wore #20, Sam Cunningham wore #39

Always Red
12-22-2008, 06:39 AM
I think only one of them (he who will not be named) wore #32.

Charles White wore #12.
Marcus Allen wore #33.
Reggie Bush wore #5.


Mike Garrett wore #20, Sam Cunningham wore #39

Well, those guys were pretty good, too. :eek:

never mind about that #32....