K-Rod Gets Caught Up In The Numbers Game
In it he wonders what uniform number Francisco Rodriguez will don as a member of the New York Mets.
The one he wore with the Angels, No. 57, is out because it belongs to Johan Santana, a fellow Venezuelan. While acknowledging that the signing of Rodriguez would be good for both the Mets and their native country, Santana joked to Ben Shpigel the other day that he had no intention of giving it up.
Rodriguez wore No. 37 when he pitched for Venezuela in the 2006 World Baseball Classic (again, losing out to Santana), but he cannot have that with the Mets because it was retired for Casey Stengel in 1965.
I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. Naturally, the best number for K-Rod is 86, now that he’s become Mets Merized!
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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