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M2
12-11-2012, 01:41 AM
Talking about Reds jerseys and the pursuit of the almighty dollar in another thread got me to thinking: Can anybody tell me why Aroldis Chapman is not wearing #100 on the back of his jersey?

He throws a baseball harder than any human ever. He's regularly over the century mark. It's unreal how fast he throws the ball. How about marketing that for all it's worth?

Wonderful Monds
12-11-2012, 02:08 AM
Is there an MLB rule stipulating which numbers you can use?

All the same, I don't know that I would want to encourage him. He's already got the tattoos and license plates. He's gonna have to keep the fastball around 97-98 on average if he's really a starter now.

Superdude
12-11-2012, 02:19 AM
Talking about Reds jerseys and the pursuit of the almighty dollar in another thread got me to thinking: Can anybody tell me why Aroldis Chapman is not wearing #100 on the back of his jersey?

Because he would look like a spring training invite?

M2
12-11-2012, 02:25 AM
Because he would look like a spring training invite?

I think we know he's not. Plus #54 already has that non-roster invitee smell to it.

dougdirt
12-11-2012, 02:51 AM
Is there an MLB rule stipulating which numbers you can use?

All the same, I don't know that I would want to encourage him. He's already got the tattoos and license plates. He's gonna have to keep the fastball around 97-98 on average if he's really a starter now.

His fastball only averages 97-98 as a reliever.

RedFanAlways1966
12-11-2012, 08:14 AM
His fastball only averages 97-98 as a reliever.

Key word = only? :beerme:

Calling Sidd Finch (who I think wore #168)!

http://www.bostonbaseball.com/whitesox/graphic/Finch.gif

BCubb2003
12-11-2012, 09:04 AM
Charlie Finley would go for that.

Steve4192
12-11-2012, 09:07 AM
I don't think MLB would go for that.

However, I think in honor of his favorite pitch, you could give him the number 1.

klw
12-11-2012, 09:18 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2010/12/29/WhcVXznp.jpg
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101229&content_id=16373004&vkey=perspectives&c_id=mlb

marcshoe
12-11-2012, 09:21 AM
I'm just relieved that the thread title, which shows up on the main page as "AroldisvChapman needs a...." didn't end with "new kidney" or some such thing.

cumberlandreds
12-11-2012, 09:34 AM
I don't think MLB would go for that.

However, I think in honor of his favorite pitch, you could give him the number 1.

I believe 1 is retired. That was Hutch's number. 54 seems to fit him to me. I hope he keeps it.

Chip R
12-11-2012, 10:06 AM
Talking about Reds jerseys and the pursuit of the almighty dollar in another thread got me to thinking: Can anybody tell me why Aroldis Chapman is not wearing #100 on the back of his jersey?

He throws a baseball harder than any human ever. He's regularly over the century mark. It's unreal how fast he throws the ball. How about marketing that for all it's worth?

If you're going to go there, just make it 106. ;)

klw
12-11-2012, 12:26 PM
If you're going to go there, just make it 106. ;)

Why did you have to bring his driving into this? ;)

Blitz Dorsey
12-11-2012, 01:27 PM
Clown question, bro.

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

RANDY IN INDY
12-11-2012, 02:13 PM
"LIV"

RedEye
12-11-2012, 02:28 PM
"LIV"

If he chose that number, he'd have the advantage - in Miami anyway - of referring to a chic night club (http://www.livnightclub.com/) as well. ;)

M2
12-11-2012, 04:47 PM
"LIV"

No way, man. Got to go with "C"

SunDeck
12-12-2012, 02:00 PM
If I were a pitcher on an opposing team, I'd have a tremendous itch to put one in his hip if he sports a 100 on his jersey.

Caveat Emperor
12-12-2012, 02:01 PM
He should have gone with the Wild Thing Vaughn #99.

M2
12-12-2012, 02:09 PM
If I were a pitcher on an opposing team, I'd have a tremendous itch to put one in his hip if he sports a 100 on his jersey.

I suspect you'd then consider the ramifications of having to step to plate against Chapman after you drilled him and drop the idea altogether. Seriously, the pitcher who throws at Chapman has a death wish. You might even be mangled in your own dugout by hitters who don't want to face retaliation from him.