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    Aroldis Chapman needs a number change

    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?
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    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.
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    Re: Aroldis Chapman needs a number change

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    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?

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    Re: Aroldis Chapman needs a number change

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    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.
    Last edited by M2; 12-11-2012 at 01:27 AM.
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    Re: Aroldis Chapman needs a number change

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    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.

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    Re: Aroldis Chapman needs a number change

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    His fastball only averages 97-98 as a reliever.
    Key word = only?

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

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    Re: Aroldis Chapman needs a number change

    Charlie Finley would go for that.

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    Re: Aroldis Chapman needs a number change

    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.

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    Re: Aroldis Chapman needs a number change

    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.

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    Re: Aroldis Chapman needs a number change

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve4192 View Post
    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.
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    Re: Aroldis Chapman needs a number change

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    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.
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    Re: Aroldis Chapman needs a number change

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    If you're going to go there, just make it 106.
    Why did you have to bring his driving into this?

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    Re: Aroldis Chapman needs a number change

    Clown question, bro.

    (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

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