O.K., I know that we all do it, but I was curious how many of you that have played on baseball teams or still play on softball teams try to get a particular jersey number because you like(d) a particular player?
For me it was the jersey number 3 because that was Dale Murphy's number. Though I've always been a Reds fan, Dale Murphy stands as one of my all time favorites. I admired his attitude and his hustle and the overall way he played his game. Throughout Little League, on into Pony League and High School baseball, I always had number 3. Now I make sure that I get the same number on any softball team I play on.
It makes it even sweeter that Junior is now wearing number 3. Maybe he did it because he admires my softball playing prowess.