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You Canít Tell the Readers Without a Scorecard
2007-11-06 10:20
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

There was a time when baseball players didn't wear numbers on their uniforms, but it almost seems impossible to envision that kind of chaos today.

So isn't it strange that Dodger Thoughts hasn't given its commenters their digits?

Today, I invite you to request your number for the 2008 season. The only rule that I can think of is that you can't take a number that someone else claims ahead of you. Feel free to explain your choice – or not. (I confess to hoping I might see some fun stories behind your number allegiences.)

No numbers are retired – it's a clean slate – but I'm grabbing 26. No, it's not an homage to Luis Gonzalez. That's just always been my number, whenever I could get it. I guess I'm just too fond of my birthday. Strangely, no one in Dodgerland has really gone to town with it, that I know of.

Updated Roster:
(Some commenters below chose numbers that were already claimed, and need to choose again.)

0 - apsio
00 – Kevin Lewis
1 – MC Safety
2 – LogikReader
3- dzzrtRatt
3.14159265 - fan 4 40 plus
3:16 – trainwreck
3.5 - stopthebeachballs
4 – adamclyde
5 – Paul Scott
6 – TheBigGrabowski
07 - Midwest Blue
7 – Wilbert Robertson
8 – Greg Brock
9 – blue22
10 – Dusto
11 - GoBears
12 – Gilberto Reyes
13 – ryu
14 – Robert Daeley
15 - Sushirabbit
16 – KG16
17 – 27indigo
18 – gcrl
19 – hernari
20 – Branch Rickey
21 – Jacob L
22 - paranoidandroid
23 - bhsportsguy
24 – ToyCannon
25 - bigcpa
26 – Jon Weisman
27 – D4P
28 – El Lay Dave
29 - Fallout
30 - DXMachina
31 – StolenMonkey86
32 – Marty
33 - regfairfield
34 – Eric L
35 - wireroom
36 – Terry A
37 - Ken Noe
38 – TellMeTheScoreRickMonday
39 - Jason in Canada
40 - A Dodger expatriate in Pennsylvania
41 – Improbable88
42 - 3upn3down
43 - Samuel
44 – CajunDodger
45 – Bluebleeder87
46 - Jay Jaffe
47 – Jacob Burch
48 - Gold Star for Robot Boy
49 - BlueCrew Bruin
50 – Michael Green
51 - tjshere
52 - MikeB
53 – Disabled List
55 - SoSG Orel
56 - Bleed Dodger Blue
57 - Linkmeister
58 – silverwidow
59 - sporky
61 – Clive Clements
62 – kinbote
63 - scareduck
65 - player to be named later
66 - Indiana Jon
67 – thinkblue0
68 - arbfuldodger
71 - Brendan
72 - Peanuts in My Shoes
76 - Eric Stephen
77 – ssjames
79 - Shotupthemiddle
80 - therickdaddy
81 – Johnny Nucleo
82 - berkowit28
84 – Bill Crain
86 – Humma Kavula
87 - Anteater87
88 - deburns
93 - GIDP
94 - Jeromy
97 – gpellamjr
98 - underdog
99 – jasonungar07
101 – joekings
111 – uke
175 - FirstMohican
212 - mollyknight
257 - matt kemp27
228 – Xeifank
619 - PadreJeremy
666 – Big Show
707 - Vishal
810 - Howard Fox
818 - Dane Bramage
888 - Connector
1066 - Gen3Blue
1313 - NoHoDodger
1950 - SgtWyatt
4497 - Suffering Bruin
5988 – gibsonhobbs88
44201 - Blaine
112927 - Strike4
3,000,000 - Who Is Karim Garcia

Comments (301)
Show/Hide Comments 1-50
2007-11-06 10:32:28
1.   Greg Brock
I want number 8!
2007-11-06 10:34:15
2.   Jacob Burch
I used to go with 9 (birthday as well), but I figure its a little too low to be at all interesting so lately i've been using 47 in all things uniform numbers. came about after a friend of my swore to me that 47 was the best hand in poker, and went on to net met my largest win in three or so hands.

silly i know, but its stuck in my local circles as 'my' number.

So, 47 tis requested.

2007-11-06 10:37:20
3.   Xeifrank
I will take #228.

In memory of,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/228_Incident

vr, Xei

2007-11-06 10:38:50
4.   LogikReader
I'll take #2
2007-11-06 10:39:11
5.   LogikReader
...and no it has nothing to do with Tommy Lasorda... I just like the number 2
2007-11-06 10:40:49
6.   blue22
2 - Good, since I want 9!
2007-11-06 10:41:18
7.   Robert Daeley
14!
2007-11-06 10:41:54
8.   Jon Weisman
3 - Instead of #227? :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/227_%28TV_series%29

2007-11-06 10:42:18
9.   Andrew Shimmin
3- Huh. When you set about Pinyin-izing all the Taiwanese players names, I had you pegged for a One-China diehard. Now I'm all confused.
2007-11-06 10:42:20
10.   ryu
Please give me #13.
2007-11-06 10:42:40
11.   dzzrtRatt
I'll take 13. I defy auguries. Plus I was born on Friday the 13th.

(If anyone is interested in continuing the education talk, I left a long post in the LAT zone of the last thread.)

2007-11-06 10:42:57
12.   StolenMonkey86
I'd like 31.
2007-11-06 10:43:16
13.   dzzrtRatt
Whoops. 20 seconds too late. Okay, I'll take 31 then.
2007-11-06 10:43:46
14.   Marty
I can't for the life of me remember any number I wore in little league or pony league.

So I'll take #32

2007-11-06 10:43:59
15.   3upn3down
Is 42 available in this world, or is it also permanently retired?

If it is, I'll take 42.
If not, I'll go with 7

2007-11-06 10:44:02
16.   dzzrtRatt
Unbelievable!

All right. How about just "3."

2007-11-06 10:44:10
17.   Ken Noe
37 is the best number in baseball. It is often assigned to flakes (Stengel, Piersall, Bill Lee). It was also my lacrosse number in college. I'll stick with it, and promise to provide good direction at third base too.
2007-11-06 10:44:18
18.   D4P
I'll take: no number.
2007-11-06 10:44:24
19.   DXMachina
I'll take 30, please.
2007-11-06 10:44:58
20.   CajunDodger
I would like to lay claim to 44 if you please.
2007-11-06 10:45:11
21.   Jon Weisman
Ratt is breaking my heart!
2007-11-06 10:45:42
22.   Jon Weisman
15 - You can have 42.
2007-11-06 10:45:47
23.   Greg Brock
Poor Ratt.
2007-11-06 10:46:11
24.   Dusto
10.... normally I'd take 9, but I was a bit late. 10 is my fathers number.
2007-11-06 10:46:28
25.   3upn3down
Then 42 it is (7 is still available)!
2007-11-06 10:46:42
26.   StolenMonkey86
16- you can have 31 if you want.
2007-11-06 10:48:05
27.   D4P
If I supported uniform numbers, I would take 27.
2007-11-06 10:48:36
28.   CajunDodger
20
That would be for Hammerin Hank and Pete Maravich.
2007-11-06 10:48:55
29.   Gilberto Reyes
I will take #12. Dusty Baker is a quality person.
2007-11-06 10:49:34
30.   Greg Brock
Now kids, run home and make sure your uniform fits. We'll need to make adjustments before the first game.

Who's bringing postgame snacks this week?

2007-11-06 10:49:38
31.   3upn3down
#s taken through post 26:

2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 30, 31, 32, 37, 42, 44, 47, 228

2007-11-06 10:50:04
32.   StolenMonkey86
30 - I'll need a ride . . .
2007-11-06 10:50:37
33.   StolenMonkey86
Do the numbers have to be integers?
2007-11-06 10:51:03
34.   dzzrtRatt
26 Thanks, but if "3" is still available, I'm happy with it. I'm a play by the rules kind of guy. It was more funny than anything else.

Besides, who wouldn't want to have Babe Ruth's number?

2007-11-06 10:51:21
35.   Ken Noe
27 Al Oliver wore 0. How do you feel about uniform letters?
2007-11-06 10:51:33
36.   CajunDodger
Other than a game, I can't remember so many posts in such a short amount of time.
2007-11-06 10:51:46
37.   StolenMonkey86
34 - Cesar Izturis' number too.

Man, uniform numbers are screwy.

2007-11-06 10:51:49
38.   hernari
I'll take number 19, in honor of my grandfather who may have played high school ball with Jackie Robinson.(still yet to be officially confirmed)
2007-11-06 10:52:07
39.   Robert Daeley
BTW, I do want 14, not the factorial of 14.

87,178,291,200 would be hard to fit legibly. ;)

2007-11-06 10:52:13
40.   GoBears
I'd like 11, please. Simple, unassuming. Nothing to gossip about.
2007-11-06 10:52:15
41.   ToyCannon
No greater Astro CF ever wore number 24 and so I'll humbly try to live upto it.
2007-11-06 10:52:15
42.   silverwidow
I am taking the Minotaur's future number: 23 (assuming Donnie B doesn't get it).
2007-11-06 10:52:44
43.   Greg Brock
34
3 is the magic number.
Oh yeah it is, it's the magic number.
2007-11-06 10:53:38
44.   Jon Weisman
31 - You forgot #26.
2007-11-06 10:54:16
45.   D4P
How do you feel about uniform letters?

I'm OK with using letters to spell team and player names.

2007-11-06 10:54:38
46.   dzzrtRatt
43 That song was running through my head, too. My son was in a production of Schoolhouse Rock Live when he was about six years old. He killed in "I'm Just a Bill."
2007-11-06 10:55:39
47.   bhsportsguy
#23 for R.J. not Derek Lowe.
2007-11-06 10:56:02
48.   silverwidow
47 Too late :)
2007-11-06 10:56:25
49.   Jon Weisman
47 - :)
2007-11-06 10:56:53
50.   Greg S
Wow. Hard to choose. Obvious choice would be 33 but who wants to be obvious? My first number in little league was 32 because of Koufax but someone here will want it more. So I'll take 20. When I was a kid, Don Sutton was my hero and so I switched to his number and wore out through most of my "playing days". Not as big a fan of his anymore but for sentimental reasons... #20 it is!
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2007-11-06 10:57:33
51.   bhsportsguy
47 Darn, now I have to choose the number of the best hitter of the '80s, #28, Vote for Pedro.
2007-11-06 10:57:42
52.   ToyCannon
Anybody know why Jimmy Wynn wore number 23 as a Dodger instead of 24 which was retired by the Astro's in his honor?
2007-11-06 10:57:43
53.   Jon Weisman
50 - Did you unchange your name?
2007-11-06 10:57:56
54.   Jon Weisman
52 - Alston wore 24.
2007-11-06 10:58:13
55.   bhsportsguy
49 It was pretty cool that Joe remmembered the squeeze bunt.
2007-11-06 10:58:59
56.   Jon Weisman
55 - Very. I meant to mention that in my Tidbits yesterday.
2007-11-06 10:59:04
57.   bhsportsguy
52 If only Jimmy Wynn had bought Walter Alston a tractor.
2007-11-06 10:59:16
58.   3upn3down
Through 54:

2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27*, 28, 30, 31, 32, 37, 42, 44, 47, 228

2007-11-06 10:59:19
59.   silverwidow
51 bh, if you really want 23, I'll be happy to take 58
2007-11-06 10:59:36
60.   adamclyde
in AYSO, I was the number 4. It looks like it's still open... so, just like when I was the star of my 5-year old White Lightening team, go #4!
2007-11-06 11:02:30
61.   KG16
I'll take 16, since it's in my user name
2007-11-06 11:02:30
62.   Paul Scott
5 please.

(For Choi, of course, not the waste of cash and bench space wearing that number currently.)

2007-11-06 11:02:37
63.   adamclyde
51 speaking of pedro... didn't I read somewhere in the past day (maybe an LA Times column) where Kareem Abdul Jabar lamented how he missed Pedro Guerrero? Thought that was funny. Or cool. Or whatever.
2007-11-06 11:03:22
64.   ssjames
I will be happy to claim 77.
2007-11-06 11:03:38
65.   Bumsrap
I want #4.
It has always been about Duke Snider for me. My Dad was a Dodger fan and he would watch the MLB game of the week and would try to slow me down as I would run through the house to watch a few innings with him. When the Dodgers were the game of the week I am told that Duke Snider always hit a homerun everytime I watched for a few innings.

I intently watched the world series beginning in 55 and would wake to the Gillett Blue Blades commercial song as the official sound indicating the World Series was about to begin. That it was my team that moved to LA made it all that much better.

2007-11-06 11:05:55
66.   Jon Weisman
63 - I didn't see that. Can't find it via Google.
2007-11-06 11:06:12
67.   Humma Kavula
I would like to take 86, please.

Agent Maxwell Smart's number.

Plus, all of my comments should probably be 86ed.

2007-11-06 11:06:15
68.   Bumsrap
60 - I might add that today is my 60th birthday and I am hereby playing that trump card in my bid for #4.
2007-11-06 11:06:56
69.   bhsportsguy
59 I will take you up with that, Pedro is back on the market.
2007-11-06 11:06:58
70.   Greg Brock
67 I had you pegged for 42.
2007-11-06 11:07:40
71.   Bluebleeder87
I hope #44 hasn't been taken I've always liked the # cause I though Eric Davis was the coolest ball player out there.
2007-11-06 11:08:00
72.   D4P
I assume Bob wants 22.
2007-11-06 11:08:24
73.   Kevin Lewis
I will take 00

I had that number in Little League once, and of course, there is always Willy Mays Hayes

2007-11-06 11:08:28
74.   Humma Kavula
70 It was taken.
2007-11-06 11:08:37
75.   Eric L
I have to go with #34. It's part of my e-mail address (for a good reason).
2007-11-06 11:09:03
76.   Humma Kavula
73 I briefly considered 00. Good choice.
2007-11-06 11:09:31
77.   Humma Kavula
72 The only catch!
2007-11-06 11:10:16
78.   Ken Arneson
I think you should all be forced to accept the last two digits of your Baseball Toaster internal account numbers. If there's a tie, there should be some kind of roster fight to see who stays, and who gets sent down to "51 Thoughts".

As of now, that list would go like this:
2 Greg Brock
7 Gilberto Reyes
8 KG16
13 GoBears
13 Robert Daeley
19 ssjames
32 dzzrtRatt
32 CajunDodger
33 Marty
33 Dusto
34 Xeifrank
43 silverwidow
44 ToyCannon
50 ryu
59 Ken Noe
62 adamclyde
64 blue22
66 Andrew Shimmin
67 Jacob Burch
68 Jon Weisman
69 Bumsrap
73 Greg S
82 DXMachina
83 Paul Scott
89 bhsportsguy
89 LogikReader
93 3upn3down
96 D4P
97 StolenMonkey86
99 hernari

2007-11-06 11:11:38
79.   ToyCannon
54
Thanks
2007-11-06 11:11:57
80.   blue22
74 - I have #9, which I chose for sentimental, Little-League reasons. I hadn't realized until now that Slappy is the current owner of it.

But then I looked back and found that Wally Moon used to wear #9. So things are all good again with me and ol' number 9.

2007-11-06 11:12:15
81.   Marty
No one wants Big D's number?
2007-11-06 11:12:16
82.   D4P
66 Andrew Shimmin

Heh heh.

2007-11-06 11:12:57
83.   Eric L
Looks like #34 was already taken. I'll go with #11.
2007-11-06 11:13:29
84.   ToyCannon
78
I could live with 44.
2007-11-06 11:13:48
85.   blue22
78 - Great, looks like I'm playing O-Line. Better get to eatin'.
2007-11-06 11:13:57
86.   Jon Weisman
68 - Happy birthday!
2007-11-06 11:14:06
87.   Robert Fiore
Hate to be a party pooper, but isn't this going to cause confusion with the comment numbers?
2007-11-06 11:14:37
88.   bhsportsguy
78 So it would a steel cage match for Otis Taylor's number with Logik?
2007-11-06 11:15:55
89.   Wilbert Robinson
I'll take #7 which is the greatest number of hits recorded in a 9 inning game set by me in 1892.
2007-11-06 11:16:09
90.   regfairfield
I've always worn three, but since Ratt blocked me I'll have to go with 33.
2007-11-06 11:16:43
91.   Robert Daeley
78 That should be

13 GoBears
14 Robert Daeley

2007-11-06 11:17:12
92.   Jon Weisman
87 - What do you mean?
2007-11-06 11:17:45
93.   Bumsrap
78 - As numbers go, your system gives me an interesting number.
2007-11-06 11:18:53
94.   D4P
93
My number is interesting too, thought kinda sad when you think about it.
2007-11-06 11:20:35
95.   gpellamjr
78 Sorry, but stolenmonkey can't have 97. I am claiming that number, since that's the year my son was born.
2007-11-06 11:20:45
96.   27indigo
I'd like 17
2007-11-06 11:21:00
97.   27indigo
That is, since 27 is long gone
2007-11-06 11:21:17
98.   D4P
95
Aren't you a little young to have a son that was born in 97...?
2007-11-06 11:21:31
99.   deburns
I'd like 88; as many of you know, the number 8 is a sign of good luck and money (not the same thing, really). If that's not available, I'll try 888.
Do you remember when the PUC split the 818 area code and gave 626 to the San Gabriel Valley. The Asian community there was up in arms, but to no avail.
If the DT community denies me both of those, maybe 666 (the number of the beast)
will have to do. I have a little nostalgia for 8 when it was worn by Shotgun Shuba, tho.
2007-11-06 11:22:03
100.   Branch Rickey
50 No, didn't mean to! Darn browser auto fill. Now my cover is blown. I blame Karl Rove.
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2007-11-06 11:22:16
101.   Bumsrap
Jon, (re: Education) for the record, I am the author and no, there is no link. It is available from Amazon, etc.
2007-11-06 11:23:25
102.   gpellamjr
98 I was impregnating my high school teachers before it was cool.
2007-11-06 11:23:26
103.   ToyCannon
DeBurns is alive and well. Good to know. How was France?
2007-11-06 11:25:52
104.   Humma Kavula
95 Interestingly, or coincidentally, that is the same reason that the Dodger who actually wears #97 wears #97.
2007-11-06 11:25:54
105.   Branch Rickey
100 was for 53 referencing 50
2007-11-06 11:26:07
106.   paranoidandroid
I request #22, the day of the month my daughter was born.
2007-11-06 11:26:25
107.   SoSG Orel
I'd like 55, naturally.
2007-11-06 11:26:36
108.   D4P
102
Did you marry gpellamIII's mother...?
2007-11-06 11:26:58
109.   Disabled List
I'll take #53, in honor of Los Angeles' greatest LA Dodger.
2007-11-06 11:27:03
110.   paranoidandroid
22 was also the number of Brett Butler, the scrappy and speedy lead-off center fielder that Slappy wishes he was.
2007-11-06 11:27:49
111.   StolenMonkey86
95 - Joe Beimel?
2007-11-06 11:28:07
112.   Wilbert Robinson
AFL Dodger Prospect Numbers

Dewitt is the only one standing out. Greg Miller..Yikes!

http://tinyurl.com/ywmxxq

2007-11-06 11:28:35
113.   Disabled List
Although with my posting name, I probably should take #37, in honor of Darren Dreifort.

j/k, I'll stick with 53.

2007-11-06 11:28:52
114.   Robert Daeley
14 is always my number in various sports-related games. Originated from my website, Celsius1414 -- subtitled "The melting point of silicon" -- and 14 is silicon's atomic number.

Naturally, on the Dodgers front, the Gil Hodges and Mike Scioscia connections are pretty spiffy as well.

2007-11-06 11:30:21
115.   gpellamjr
104 Huh. Well, what do you know?
2007-11-06 11:31:12
116.   Disabled List
I was born on the 14th, so I always liked that number. 44 would've been my second choice, but that got snapped up.
2007-11-06 11:32:00
117.   Branch Rickey
and 14 is silicon's atomic number
Duh. Clearly that's why Scioscia and Hodges chose it as well.
2007-11-06 11:33:18
118.   Bob Timmermann
I want Zack Wheat's number.

If his is not available, I will settle for Nap Rucker's.

2007-11-06 11:34:08
119.   gpellamjr
114 I'll be checking out your site at the first opportunity!
2007-11-06 11:36:08
120.   gpellamjr
118 There we go. That's the Bob we all know and love.
2007-11-06 11:36:09
121.   Robert Daeley
118 A "superb" choice.
2007-11-06 11:36:24
122.   TellMeTheScoreRickMonday
I know I should take 16 for Rick. But I would instead respectfully request 38 for Gagne.
2007-11-06 11:37:56
123.   uke
I would like 11 if it's still available...
2007-11-06 11:38:31
124.   Greg Brock
I'm surprised nobody has taken π
2007-11-06 11:39:57
125.   Penarol1916
I would humbly request 16, the number I always took because I didn't really care and nobody else had any reason to want it.
2007-11-06 11:40:02
126.   TheBigGrabowski
I was going to take Gagne's, but I think I have to go with my namesake's number 6.
2007-11-06 11:40:19
127.   paranoidandroid
122 I was living in Chicago as a kid and Rick Monday was my favorite Cub. He wore number 7. That was my number as long as I can remember. He's partly the reason I wanted to move to Los Angeles, the Dodgers became my second favorite team and I was very happy for him having success with LA.

Now I really don't like him as an announcer very much.

2007-11-06 11:40:19
128.   Dark Horse
112-Yikes, is right.

You kinda gotta root for Tuffy Gosewisch, though. Whoever he is.

2007-11-06 11:41:03
129.   Disabled List
I would've taken 6, but I didn't want Steve Garvey to get angry with me.
2007-11-06 11:41:08
130.   Linkmeister
78 Hey! Why am I not on that list?

I'll take 97. Someone's gotta sympathize with Beimel.

2007-11-06 11:41:11
131.   bigcpa
I'll take #3 as a finger-crossing wish for AROD. Although his WS interrupting opt-out was egregious and his signing would bring resentment in every major league town, I would enjoy seeing him destroy his postseason choker rep in Dodger blue. Thank you.
2007-11-06 11:41:22
132.   Wilbert Robinson
More AFL stuff...you can watch MLB.com coverage of the AFL. There's a game on that just started in fact. The Solar Sox versus the Rafters. The Peoria Saguaros (which is the time that feature the Dodger prospects) will be on the next two days in a row.

http://www.mlb.com/mlb/events/winterleagues/multimedia/?league=afl

2007-11-06 11:42:34
133.   Hallux Valgus
my last rec league soccer # was a sideways 8. I'll take that again
2007-11-06 11:43:26
134.   gpellamjr
130 It's like I'm not even here!
2007-11-06 11:44:17
135.   briano
I'll take #6 in homage to my dog Garvey (who coincidentally is named after a famous Dodgers 1st basemen).
2007-11-06 11:44:48
136.   Jim Hitchcock
Jon, wouldn't that make you number 1126? :)
2007-11-06 11:46:59
137.   Bob Timmermann
I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered!
2007-11-06 11:47:04
138.   Blaine
I will take 44201. Is that allowed? During the guess the Dodger's attendance we both guessed this number independently of each other before the numbers were put up on the board.

Of course, we weren't even close to the right answer. Cool anyways.

2007-11-06 11:47:46
139.   Blaine
Sorry about the apostrophe.
2007-11-06 11:48:21
140.   Jon Weisman
Updated roster up top. Choose again if your number was already claimed.
2007-11-06 11:51:54
141.   uke
how about 111
2007-11-06 11:52:17
142.   Disabled List
I'm willing to sell my jersey number for a new motorcycle.
2007-11-06 11:53:53
143.   Terry A
18 for me?
2007-11-06 11:54:14
144.   El Lay Dave
I request the vacated 28, not for Pedro Guerrero, though he was an awesome, but for my first Dodger hero, Wes Parker.
2007-11-06 11:54:19
145.   Samuel
I'll take 43.
2007-11-06 11:54:45
146.   El Lay Dave
144 an awesome hitter ....
2007-11-06 11:54:52
147.   wireroom
is number 35 available still? I'll take that.
2007-11-06 11:57:22
148.   TheBigGrabowski
129 I probably shouldn't let Garvey know that I chose 6 because of Jason Grabowski and not him. You know, if I ever meet him and it comes up.
2007-11-06 11:57:49
149.   Humma Kavula
Blaine's number is the ZIP Code for Atwater, Ohio, which is about halfway between Akron and Youngstown.
2007-11-06 11:58:21
150.   Linkmeister
Ok, I'll take 57 since I just celebrated that birthday on Sunday.
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2007-11-06 11:59:53
151.   Jon Weisman
Will Bumsrap and adamclyde negotiate?
2007-11-06 12:00:36
152.   Fallout
#29 Mickey Lolich. I'm sure Cannon appreciates the number...
2007-11-06 12:00:39
153.   bigcpa
OK I mistook 78 for the actual list. I'll take #25 so I can be the guy that bumped Weisman off the 25-man roster.
2007-11-06 12:01:09
154.   Disabled List
148 At least you didn't take #31. StolenMonkey is gonna catch a ton of grief from Plaschke if Mike Piazza or Greg Maddux ever sign with Dodger Thoughts.
2007-11-06 12:02:02
155.   Improbable88
I would like to request the number 41. It's a good number.
2007-11-06 12:02:03
156.   gcrl
since my regular numbers are taken (i used to wear 4 (because my girlfriend in high school suggested it, but i told everyone it was for gehrig after we split up), 5 (for lefebvre - my dad's favorite player) or 9 (as in 4+5) playing baseball or other sports growing up and even now), i'll take 18 for good ol' billy russell (the "r" in "gcrl"
2007-11-06 12:03:03
157.   kinbote
don't know if i'm worthy, but i'd take 62. it's the year of publication (1962) of my favorite book AND double my lucky number (31). on a somewhat related note, I really like Jon's idea of bringing back piazza. can you imagine the ovation he'd get?
2007-11-06 12:05:25
158.   Jacob L
It looks like 21 is available, so, in honor of both Milton Bradley and Jay Johnstone (now, that's an odd couple), I'd like to request it.
2007-11-06 12:05:28
159.   MC Safety
well since no one else claimed it ill snatch number 1.
2007-11-06 12:10:50
160.   Bleed Dodger Blue
56, because I've been hyping H C-K for too long with too little results. Might as well stick with it to the end.
2007-11-06 12:11:28
161.   Clive Clements
If #61 is available can I take that? It has nothing to do with our jump-kicking old friend, but everything to do with the periodic table of elements and my nickname.
2007-11-06 12:12:08
162.   Bleed Dodger Blue
160 Make that H-C K. Not the first time I've done that, and probably not the last.
2007-11-06 12:13:33
163.   Humma Kavula
161 It's also a highway where the second mother caught caught with the seventh son.
2007-11-06 12:14:50
164.   uke
163 - nice!
2007-11-06 12:17:58
165.   scareduck
78 - where do I fit into that scheme, Ken?

Without my media guide, I'm lost as to which number(s) I want. 30?

2007-11-06 12:18:07
166.   Jason in Canada
May I please be #39 in honor of Roy C.?
2007-11-06 12:18:18
167.   Kevin Lewis
Has any talk come up about Takashi and next year? Do we even know if he wants to come back to the Dodgers or to head back to Japan?
2007-11-06 12:20:22
168.   Andrew Shimmin
Hacky, but I'll call: ∞. In solidarity with Dunder Mifflin.
2007-11-06 12:22:09
169.   Disabled List
We have a pretty good pithing staff, if you give the commenters their all-time Dodger jersey number correlation.

Rotation:
32 – Marty
53 – Disabled List
55 - SoSG Orel
20 – Branch Rickey
34 – Eric L

Bullpen:
38 - TellMeTheScoreRickMonday
44 - CajunDodger
97 - gpellamjr
58 - silverwidow
Others?

2007-11-06 12:22:43
170.   jasonungar07
Gotta go with my childhood idol Gretz..

#99

2007-11-06 12:28:44
171.   Peanuts in My Shoes
Since my favorite (77) is already taken, I'll go for 72. Always been a fan of the 70's numbers (not the decade, per se) for some reason.
2007-11-06 12:29:06
172.   D4P
Nice.

Don Shula likes the Patriots' chances of going undefeated, but the Bill Belichick-inspired spying scandal has clouded Shula's thinking when comparing New England with his unbeaten 1972 Dolphins team.

"The Spygate thing has diminished what they've accomplished," Shula said in an interview with the New York Daily News. "You would hate to have that attached to your accomplishments. They've got it."

2007-11-06 12:32:48
173.   Peanuts in My Shoes
172. Ouch. And will tagging "-gate" to a scandal please just pass? I declare, this is turning into Gategate.
2007-11-06 12:33:41
174.   TheBigGrabowski
154 It's funny, I still have the LA Times from the day Piazza was traded. Plaschke went on and on about what a great trade it was. I dislike him for that as much as anything.
2007-11-06 12:36:48
175.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
I claim No. 48, in honor of Ramon Martinez (the good one).
2007-11-06 12:38:14
176.   Johnny Nucleo
If it isn't taken, I'll take 81 - the year I became a Dodger fan.
2007-11-06 12:38:21
177.   regfairfield
175 A man who was also in favor of the Piazza trade.
2007-11-06 12:38:42
178.   deburns
103 France was great, as was Sorrento, Malta, Nice, Monaco. Tunisia, not so much.
I'm ready to start work on my rotisserie team for next year, and this year I'm definitely up for a DT game. I'm still mad at myself for not making it last year. And I am sure Jon will arrange a sit-down with Torre. Thanks to one and all for keeping me in touch with Matters Dodger from my outpost in Berkeley. Unfortunately, my one visit to Phone Co. Park was for the game where Ray Durham's late HR ruined a good game.
2007-11-06 12:40:20
179.   Terry A
156 - Since you have a reason for wanting it, I'll part with my claim to #18. If #29 is still out there, I'll take that.
2007-11-06 12:40:34
180.   BlueCrew Bruin
If it's not taken, I'll take the number of the man responsible for my earliest Dodger memory: 49. (Despite the fact that it's not a good memory)
2007-11-06 12:42:15
181.   Terry A
Oops, missed 152 . Back to the drawing board.

Is 21 still on the table? If so, I'll take it.

2007-11-06 12:43:03
182.   Sam DC
Is Bob Welch's 35 still available?
2007-11-06 12:43:05
183.   Big Show
I'll take 666
2007-11-06 12:44:15
184.   Terry A
158 - Dang it.

One more try: 36 or bust.

2007-11-06 12:44:42
185.   Robert Daeley
165 I've got a pdf of the relevant History & Records section of the guide if you want me to send it to you.
2007-11-06 12:45:59
186.   Bumsrap
151 - Will Bumsrap and adamclyde negotiate?

No, but I am willing to compromise and do it my way.

2007-11-06 12:46:22
187.   Sam DC
Hmmm . . . I now see it's not.

I'm not sure I have a view past that.

He who snoozes loses.

2007-11-06 12:47:07
188.   Johnny Nucleo
161 - your nickname is Promethium? ;)
I'm more of an actinide fan myself, although I have a certain fondness for the heavy metals. W, Os, Ta, and Ir are among my favorites, although osmium compounds can be extremely hazardous.
I just worked with an iridium complex for the first time last week - gorgeous, almost luminous bright red colour. Reaction wasn't very succesful though.
2007-11-06 12:47:51
189.   Sam DC
Dogooderwordorientedtimewaster.

http://www.freerice.com/index.php

Perfect for this crowd.

2007-11-06 12:48:28
190.   trainwreck
Can I be 3:16 or 007?
2007-11-06 12:49:07
191.   thinkblue0
I want #67. That was my number in high school and in college. Got it randomly in high school and just ran with it....
2007-11-06 12:52:38
192.   Robert Daeley
Looks like Dave Jauss has been named the Orioles' bench coach.

http://tinyurl.com/3excvt

2007-11-06 12:56:20
193.   trainwreck
Apparently Zumaya's AC joint was completely ruined and there is a chance his career could be done.
2007-11-06 12:58:16
194.   Bob Timmermann
If cars can have CV joints, why can't humans? It would make it much easier for pitchers to throw the same speed all the time.
2007-11-06 12:59:42
195.   thinkblue0
194-

Does Robocop count as human?

2007-11-06 13:00:27
196.   D4P
If cars can have CV joints, why can't humans?

Just one of life's many mysteries, such as why I can't paint you, given that a picture paints a thousand words.

2007-11-06 13:02:17
197.   Sam DC
189 This gives you a vocab rating for those few competitive types among us!
2007-11-06 13:02:26
198.   Andrew Shimmin
I move that Sam DC and Sam SC get the same number.
2007-11-06 13:03:41
199.   Michael Green
Aw, SamDC beat me to Bob Welch.

I was thinking of 50--the year Vinnie was hired. Does that work?

2007-11-06 13:05:28
200.   Shotupthemiddle
If 79 is available, then i'd like it. The year I first stepped foot in Dodger Stadium.
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2007-11-06 13:05:40
201.   Eric Stephen
I'll take #25 if it's not already taken. No real attachment, other than that is the number with which I hit .333 on the freshman team at Palm Springs High School (1 for 3, with the 1 being a 27-hop single up the middle).
2007-11-06 13:07:09
202.   D4P
201
Did you OPS .666?
2007-11-06 13:07:12
203.   fan 4 40 plus
how about

3.14159265

and if that's taken

2.71828183

i've never been accused of being rational

2007-11-06 13:12:29
204.   trainwreck
Wow, Adrian Beltre ends Eric Chavez's Gold Glove streak.
2007-11-06 13:13:08
205.   ucladodger
If 36 is available, count me in for that. My homage to Edwin Jackson...
2007-11-06 13:13:35
206.   Bill Crain
#84 I guess, if it's still there, for Jack Snow, and for my ability to forgive him for both having been a Domer and his son's lousy hitting.

I would have wanted #26, for Jon Arnett, but some clueless Stanford alum seems to have got to it first.

2007-11-06 13:15:03
207.   sporky
Is 1 unclaimed?
2007-11-06 13:15:41
208.   Linkmeister
189 Sam, that's the second time I've seen that linked. The first was over at Making Light, which is the writers/word geeks' paradise.

And hey, Jon, I claimed #57 back at 150 . That was the good Steve Howe.

2007-11-06 13:21:21
209.   gibsonhobbs88
I would like to take the number 5988! I need to encapsulate 88 in a number somewhere and since a poster beat me to 88, I will add 59 - the number of scoreless innings streak record Orel accomplished in 1988 breaking Big D's hallowed record.
2007-11-06 13:22:54
210.   trainwreck
Woo Hoo! Martin is a Gold Glover!
2007-11-06 13:23:42
211.   sporky
210 - link!
2007-11-06 13:23:55
212.   Eric Stephen
202 .667 :)
2007-11-06 13:24:29
213.   sporky
211 - er.. please :)
2007-11-06 13:24:45
214.   trainwreck
Francouer and Rowand tied for a Gold Glove.

That is so stupid.

2007-11-06 13:25:16
215.   trainwreck
Announced on ESPN. So I do not know if any links are up yet.
2007-11-06 13:25:48
216.   trainwreck
Tulowitzki gets screwed out of a Gold Glove.

Goes to Rollins.

2007-11-06 13:27:03
217.   trainwreck
Gold Glove winners.

http://tinyurl.com/2usltb

2007-11-06 13:27:39
218.   Linkmeister
210 http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/awards/y2007/index.jsp
2007-11-06 13:29:46
219.   sporky
217, 218 - Thanks!

Amidst this recent Grady/Torre/Colletti drama, I've forgotten about how well Russell did this year.

2007-11-06 13:29:58
220.   Greg Brock
Congrats to the Golden God on his Baseball Grammy.
2007-11-06 13:31:10
221.   stopthebeachballs
I'd like 3.5, in honor of Mr. Ethier. Jon, if you'd like to stick to whole numbers, I'll take 1517 as a back-up.
2007-11-06 13:32:00
222.   uke
Congrats Russ!
2007-11-06 13:39:29
223.   Sushirabbit
My numbers were always 13 and 15.

So gimme 15 if it's still open. I always associate that number with Klammer in 76 even though I'm not sure that was his number.

Elegant on the edge. I bet he can drive well, too.

2007-11-06 13:41:32
224.   scareduck
And if I can't be 30, I'll take 63. It's the year I was born, and the reverse of Jered Weaver's number.
2007-11-06 13:46:38
225.   wireroom
so do I have 35 or was that missed that I picked that number?
2007-11-06 13:50:05
226.   Kevin Lewis
Way to go Russell. I need that kind of baseball news amidst all the crazy rumors.
2007-11-06 13:56:22
227.   Eric Enders
I don't see 28 up there, so I guess I'll take that. Reasons:

1) Everything else is taken
2) Pedro Guerrero was my first "favorite player."

2007-11-06 13:56:42
228.   FirstMohican
Not sure exactly what the number thing will be, but all take the sum of all the numbers I wanted, in the order that I wanted them, that were already taken.

43, 81, 10, 24, & 17

No in the same order, they're my lucky number, former favorite Dodgers number, and my birth day, month and year.

175 it is.

2007-11-06 14:06:37
229.   Sam DC
225 You have it -- somewhere I noted that it had been picked and I didn't get it.
2007-11-06 14:07:39
230.   BlueCrew Bruin
228 Wow, before I re-read that I thought you were born on Oct. 24, 1917!
2007-11-06 14:08:45
231.   tjshere
51, please, in honor of our AAA affiliate.

Assuming I didn't overlook it when I scanned all the previous posts.

2007-11-06 14:12:03
232.   wireroom
229 Thanks for the heads up.
2007-11-06 14:29:13
233.   adamclyde
151 186 oops. sorry I was late back to the game here... bumsrap, where did you end up with a number
2007-11-06 14:30:12
234.   Ladderkite
I'll take #1 or 21 please.
2007-11-06 14:37:04
235.   underdog
welp, all my favorite choices were taken. 8's always been my lucky # without even knowing the history. but greg b stole my thunder right away, darn him! my current soccer uniform # is 17. 28's always been lucky too. 42's the meaning of life. drat. so i'd switch to football wideout and go with a steve watson #81, if that was still available. Drat. I'd take 69 for the year I was born but think some would frown at that. Is Pi taken? 98?

a girl on my soccer team once wore 666 on her uni until the other teams got freaked out (brought in an exorcist, etc)

2007-11-06 14:55:30
236.   Bluebleeder87
I see CajunDodger beat me to the punch, how about #45?
2007-11-06 15:01:53
237.   NoHoDodger
1313

[you know, Mockingbird Lane.]

After all, 13 was taken.

2007-11-06 15:10:36
238.   A Dodger expatriate in Pennsylvania
I'll take the lowest number that hasn't yet been taken.
2007-11-06 15:16:32
239.   berkowit28
Since I'm berkowit28, I'll take 28, as it's still free.
2007-11-06 15:16:43
240.   joekings
I'll take 101 if it's still on the board.
2007-11-06 15:35:35
241.   ImprobableImpossible
75

Because all the good numbers are taken.

2007-11-06 15:40:43
242.   Jon Weisman
238 - You got 40.

The lowest number waiting to be claimed is now 46, aka Burt Hooton's.

2007-11-06 15:42:33
243.   Humma Kavula
Two-digit integers still available:

46
49
52
54
56
59
60
64-66
68-71
73
74
76
78
80
82
83
85
87
89-96

2007-11-06 15:45:17
244.   Humma Kavula
242 Jon, Is it possible to change our user names to reflect our numbers? If that's a lot of work for somebody, forget it, but if it's easy, it might be fun.

Right now, the only user whose name is also a command is TellMeTheScoreRickMonday, and I think it would be nice to join him as 86 Humma Kavula.

2007-11-06 15:49:25
245.   sporky
59, please. I like prime numbers.
2007-11-06 15:50:51
246.   Indiana Jon
66?
2007-11-06 15:52:04
247.   Humma Kavula
More than 80 numbers taken, and nobody has taken 69. Kudos to us all!
2007-11-06 15:52:21
248.   Robert Daeley
Hey, if we get to choose our positions next, I want to be a power-hitting third baseman. ;)
2007-11-06 15:52:23
249.   MikeB
I'd like #52 please.
2007-11-06 15:54:24
250.   wireroom
244 haha, it took me about a full minute to get the joke.
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2007-11-06 15:54:54
251.   Jon Weisman
244 - You can change your individual screen name if you like, but I won't be doing wholesale changes.
2007-11-06 15:58:25
252.   Daniel Zappala
100. Because it's binary.
2007-11-06 16:09:40
253.   Indiana Jon
Anyone know where I can search for all the Dodgers who have ever worn my number? I seem to recall Konerko wore 66, because I remember it being two 6's, for Garvey, who was my all time favorite Dodger.
2007-11-06 16:19:17
254.   Dane Bramage
Hello.

May I have 818 please?

(in honor of a certain area code...)

2007-11-06 16:33:49
255.   Howard Fox
810
2007-11-06 16:38:39
256.   Robert Daeley
253 According to the Dodger media guide, players who wore 66:

Todd Williams 1995
Paul Konerko 1997
Norihiro Nakamura 2005

2007-11-06 16:53:56
257.   berkowit28
Oh well, if I was pipped for 28, might as well give me 82.
2007-11-06 16:55:37
258.   berkowit28
I don't think I've ever seen a post from Peanuts in My Shoes (no. 77). Intriguing name. Say something, why don't you?
2007-11-06 17:01:11
259.   ImprobableImpossible
241
I got stuck in between updates.
2007-11-06 17:03:55
260.   SgtWyatt
I'll take 1950 as homage to Vinny
2007-11-06 17:34:35
261.   Brendan
I'll take 71 if it is available
2007-11-06 17:51:53
262.   TellMeTheScoreRickMonday
Thanks for a fun off-season post idea, Jon. Next up, how about let's claim our favorite uniforms. I like the road greys with the "Los Angeles" script across the front.

BTW, I like trainwreck and all, but isn't 3:16 technically two numbers?

2007-11-06 17:57:01
263.   El Lay Dave
262 Not if it's a ratio.
2007-11-06 18:11:25
264.   player to be named later
Bleed Dodger Blue already took 56, so I'll snag the reverse, 65, in tribute to Jim Bouton: "The year I was given 56 was the year I made the club... I still wear 56. I'm still close to not making the club."
2007-11-06 18:24:39
265.   Who Is Karim Garcia
3,000,000

in tribute to all the fans that come out to support our blue crew!

2007-11-06 18:47:51
266.   Connector
Hi everybody -
I'll take 888, since 8 and 88 are taken.
8 is my favorite number. In Kabbalistic terminology 8 means above-nature, eternal. (The 8-days of Hanuka, for example.)I have little pieces of paper with "8"s on them in my coinpurse and in my wallet to bring me eternal success.
2007-11-06 18:54:22
267.   Vishal
this sucks. i was at work all day and come home to find that all the good numbers are taken, and by people i've never heard of, no less. tsk, tsk.
2007-11-06 18:54:49
268.   player to be named later
266 - 8 is also considered lucky in Chinese culture, as the word for it sounds like the word for "wealth" or "prosper" -- thus the Beijing Olympics starting on 8-8-08.
2007-11-06 18:57:43
269.   Vishal
that said, i guess i'll take 707. harrumph.
2007-11-06 19:31:29
270.   arbfuldodger
As an everyday reader but very infrequent poster of DT, I'd like #41 in honor of Jerry Reuss, who threw a no-hitter on my birthday defeating the hated Giants 8(my lucky number)-0
2007-11-06 19:38:05
271.   Jay Jaffe
I'll take #46 if it hasn't been claimed. If it has, I'll take #69.

It's for the year of my birth, people.

2007-11-06 19:46:30
272.   scareduck
I guess I should also mention that 1963 was the year the Dodgers skunked the Yankees in the World Series. A very propitious year, indeed.
2007-11-06 19:56:22
273.   Dodgers49
I've refreshed several times and 49 still shows as being available. But I know it was requested in comment 180 .
2007-11-06 20:19:56
274.   Suffering Bruin
267 I left for work at 6:16am and didn't get home until now. So... I share the sentiment.

That said... 4497. My son's birthday.

2007-11-06 20:26:31
275.   matt kemp27
can i have 257 it is a mix of some of my favorite numbers.
2007-11-06 20:31:12
276.   GIDP
93, if possible, for personal reasons.
2007-11-06 20:31:46
277.   apsio
I would like #0. Not #00, just 0. It was my number when I coached a junior HS team in Japan.
2007-11-06 21:16:25
278.   scareduck
272 - I get home to discover that my number was used by Angel Pena in 1998 and 1999.
2007-11-06 21:26:26
279.   Midwest Blue
That's what I get for being late to the party.

I'll take 07.

2007-11-06 21:36:00
280.   arbfuldodger
looks like 41 was taken ...so can I have 68, the year I was born
2007-11-06 21:54:56
281.   matt kemp27
all these people that never post suddenly show up and take all the numbers.
2007-11-06 21:56:22
282.   matt kemp27
i have been reading dodgerthoughts for a long time but i just made my own profile.
2007-11-06 22:21:31
283.   MollyKnight
212- In honor of my area code.
2007-11-06 22:33:47
284.   LAbits
56 please. No one took 56?!
2007-11-06 22:35:40
285.   LAbits
OK, Bleed Dodger Blue took 56. Never mind! ;-)
2007-11-07 06:27:31
286.   Gen3Blue
If its not too late-I'd like 1066
2007-11-07 07:15:13
287.   therickdaddy
#80 - to mark how many games I went to in the 1999 season. Season tickets are quite a commitment ...
2007-11-07 07:51:44
288.   PadreJeremy
Is 619 available? If so, Id like it.

Thanks

2007-11-07 10:25:22
289.   Johnny Nucleo
Bob never weighed in, but I propose that he gets the number 796.357
2007-11-07 12:34:32
290.   Anteater87
Although I rarely post here, I'll take 87 if it's still available.

Thanks.

2007-11-07 12:36:49
291.   Jeromy
I'd like 71. Year I was born.
2007-11-07 12:38:08
292.   Jeromy
Darn. Looks like 71 was taken. How about 94? Year I graduated from Stanford.
2007-11-13 07:53:37
293.   Daniel Zappala
Jon, it looks like you missed my request for 100.
2007-11-27 21:55:21
294.   Damon
Can I have 2000
2007-11-28 00:23:34
295.   Steamer
54 please. Like the Dodgers, I was "incubating" in '54.
2007-11-28 07:35:54
296.   shamrok
Can we do negatives?
2007-11-28 07:41:27
297.   63Dodger
1963 please, for the same reason scareduck requested it. My mother was 8 months pregnant with me, parked next to the radio for every play as the Dodgers swept the Yanks. I came out yelling "Go Blue!"
2007-11-28 13:26:08
298.   MikeB
#52 is a catcher with solid receiving skills, a plus arm, batting RH with some power to the opposite field and a good batting eye. No speed though.
2007-11-28 21:50:45
299.   TechMang
May I have 510?

TechMang

2007-11-29 12:07:50
300.   PadreJeremy
If I need a new number, can I have 2112.

thanks

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2007-11-29 17:36:03
301.   spacebrother
For the 2 or 3 times a season that I actually post, I'd like # 23510.

I learn more at this blog than any other baseball site. Thanks John.

At Dodger Thoughts, learning is FUN.

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