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Thread: Junior's numbers

  1. #16
    Big Red Machine RedsBaron's Avatar
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    Re: Junior's numbers

    Man, RFS, you must be wanting even more rep points. Great post.
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    You know his story Redsland's Avatar
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    Re: Junior's numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong
    I couldn't fault Tony on that one, he had his number retired for all the things he had done for the franchise. They wanted to "unretire" his number simply because another player (albiet a great player), who had done nothing for the franchise to date, wanted that number.
    Not true.

    Doggy wanted his number retired (just as Davey does), but it hadn't been. Tony put up a bit of a stink about this when he finally made the Hall 14 years after he retired, thanks in part to a very soft ballot. Tony's induction was announced in January 2000.

    In February, Junior joined the team and asked Tony for number 24. Tony said he didn't want Jr. to wear it. Tony reiterated that he wanted the team to retire it.

    Senior eventually offered a compromise by suggesting Jr. take "his" old number.

    Three months later, a few weeks before the HoF induction ceremony, The Reds retired #24 on May 27.
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Score Early, Score Often gonelong's Avatar
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    Re: Junior's numbers

    Redsland, thanks for the correction.

    The setiment remains the same. Doggy felt he had earned #24 and that as far as the Reds should be concerned, it was his.


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    Re: Junior's numbers

    Nice, very nice.
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    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
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    Re: Junior's numbers

    If you cut me I bleed Red. How many of you can say that?
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