MLB  > New York Yankees  > Yankees: Assign #6 to SOMEONE!!
February 25, 2010, 06:09 PM
Dear Yankees,

Please assign #6 to someone. Curtis Granderson would've been a perfect choice to receive it. Do not retire it because of Joe Torre.

I still don't get retiring managers' uniform numbers. If a Yankee player wore #37, would that be taken as a sign of disrespect to Casey Stengel? Most fans know he was a great manager, how many know (or care) what his number was? The great Joe McCarthy didn't wear a number. If I recall correctly, neither did Miller Huggins or the Giants' John McGraw. Athletic's manager Connie Mack didn't even wear a baseball uniform, for cryin' out loud!

Numbers for players makes sense, both for identifying them on the field AND from a merchandising angle. Fans want to wear their favorite players number, but their favorite manager? Don't see that.

Give Torre a plaque, but please assign #6 to someone!

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