• 21

    Posted by on November 21st, 2005 · Comments (3)

    OK, it’s been 4 years since the number has been issued to any Yankees player. What is Stein waiting for here? Or, is the standard now a 15 year waiting period (as in the case of Guidry)?

    The longer you wait, the more the chance that some mega-star is acquired and requests the number. Why put yourself in that spot?

    Comments on 21

    1. MJ
      November 21st, 2005 | 10:44 am

      I’ll tell you one thing, if and when they do it, I’m dropping what I’m doing and going to The Stadium to see #21 join the greats in Monument Park. I’m also man enough to admit that I’ll be crying my eyes out. I love Paulie.

    2. Raf
      November 21st, 2005 | 11:42 am

      The longer you wait, the more the chance that some mega-star is acquired and requests the number. Why put yourself in that spot?
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      If they request it, tell them no. It’s not that hard. Sierra requested #21 when he was traded here in 1995, as did Clemens. Henderson wanted #35 when he was traded here. Wells wouldn’t have minded wearing #3, Gooden #16. Johnson #51. It’s not that big a deal; it happens.

      No one wore #49 since Guidry retired. I don’t know why it took so long to retire his number. Only 1 person wore #44 after Reggie left town. Donnie waited 2 years to get his number retired. I’m not sure why Willie Randolph’s number wasn’t retired; to my knowledge, no one else has worn #30.

    3. November 22nd, 2005 | 11:38 am

      We’re gonna run out of numbers.

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