Should Robinson Canó Get to Wear Willie Mays’s Number?

The Mets mortgaged their future for a 36-year-old PED user completed their trade for Robinson Canó yesterday. The ink on the contract was barely dry when it was announced that Canó will wear No. 24, which quickly led to a lot of discussion in the Twitter-verse. I’d like to address that here today.

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Did the Astros Really Have Someone Wearing No. 153?

It’s a long-running joke that the most marginal players in spring training — the ones least likely to make the final roster cut — end up with the highest numbers. Until now, though, I’d never seen a spring training player with a three-digit number.

That screen shot is taken from the Astros’ TV broadcast . . . → Read More: Did the Astros Really Have Someone Wearing No. 153?

Has Any MLB All-Star Pitcher Ever Worn a Single-Digit Number?

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from reader Bryan Duklewski, who’s taken a very in-depth look at a question I posed yesterday. Enjoy. — PL]

Bryan Duklewski

Yesterday Paul noted that Rays pitcher Blake Snell might be bringing his single-digit uni number to this year’s MLB All-Star Game and then wondered aloud . . . → Read More: Has Any MLB All-Star Pitcher Ever Worn a Single-Digit Number?

World Cup Off to a Uni-Riffic Start

That sound you heard in the background yesterday was about half of the civilized world noticing that Saudi Arabia player Salem Al-Dawsari was playing with an upside-down “8” in Saudis’ World Cup opening-round match against Russia. (Rumors that the first person to notice was Uni Watch reader Jason Hillyer’s son, Jameson, who noticed the . . . → Read More: World Cup Off to a Uni-Riffic Start