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boomer4593
12-05-2010, 02:14 PM
I need a new jersey for Xmas. What number is he gonna wear?

SephClone89
12-05-2010, 02:14 PM
Apparently he hasn't decided yet.

JermaineDye05
12-05-2010, 02:15 PM
He said he hasn't decided yet. He said Peavy can have 44, and told Chuck Garfein that he was thinking about a single digit number. We probably won't know until ST.

SephClone89
12-05-2010, 02:21 PM
He said he hasn't decided yet. He said Peavy can have 44, and told Chuck Garfein that he was thinking about a single digit number. We probably won't know until ST.

I think only 5 and 7 are available.

DumpJerry
12-05-2010, 02:37 PM
14
:duck:

soltrain21
12-05-2010, 02:37 PM
I think only 5 and 7 are available.

He can wear 8. Which is what I'll assume he will do since it's 4+4.

chisoxjtrain
12-05-2010, 02:39 PM
He can wear 8. Which is what I'll assume he will do since it's 4+4.

Doesn't Jeff Cox wear that number?

Noir
12-05-2010, 03:58 PM
I'm thinking 5.

UofCSoxFan
12-05-2010, 04:27 PM
Doesn't Jeff Cox wear that number?

I think the $56 million free agent would win out over the third base coach.

Nelson Foxtrot
12-05-2010, 07:25 PM
He said he hasn't decided yet. He said Peavy can have 44, and told Chuck Garfein that he was thinking about a single digit number. We probably won't know until ST.

I think only 5 and 7 are available.

Harold is 3. 2, 4, and 9 are retired. Pierre is 1. In addition to 5 and 7, isn't 6 also available? I doubt Cox has any sentimental attachment to 8, as he's gone through at least six prior numbers over his years in baseball. Dunn wore 32 (which I believe is available) with the Diamondbacks.

JermaineDye05
12-05-2010, 07:30 PM
Harold is 3. 2, 4, and 9 are retired. Pierre is 1. In addition to 5 and 7, isn't 6 also available? I doubt Cox has any sentimental attachment to 8, as he's gone through at least six prior numbers over his years in baseball. Dunn wore 32 (which I believe is available) with the Diamondbacks.

Nope. 6 is unofficially retired for Charlie Lau. Otherwise, Beckham would be wearing it now.

HomeFish
12-05-2010, 07:59 PM
I remember when WSI used the process of elimination to (successfully) predict what number Tadahito Iguchi would pick.

LongLiveFisk
12-05-2010, 09:00 PM
I'd take 7.

But that's me.

Pablo_Honey
12-05-2010, 09:41 PM
I'm thinking 5, assuming that our middle order will look something like Rios-Konerko-Dunn.

Thome25
12-05-2010, 09:53 PM
He can wear 8. Which is what I'll assume he will do since it's 4+4.

This was my prediction in the thread the day we acquired him. Seems more likely now that he says he wants a # in the single digits.

soxlady8
12-05-2010, 10:59 PM
Soxlady8 approves of the number 8 for Dunn to wear !!
ha ha ha ha

johnnyg83
12-06-2010, 12:52 AM
I love these minutiae.

Single digit numbers in baseball are my favorite so if I was Dunn I'd say 8 (Cox can take 109), maybe 5.

Foulke You
12-06-2010, 02:13 AM
I'd take 7.

But that's me.
The recent list of Sox #7s have had little success with that number. Jerry Owens, Steve Sax, Josh Fields, Jerry Manuel, Mark Kotsay...am I forgetting anyone? The last one that I can remember contributing anything was Norberto "Paco" Martin and that isn't sayin' much :tongue:

downstairs
12-06-2010, 03:09 PM
I love these minutiae.

Single digit numbers in baseball are my favorite so if I was Dunn I'd say 8 (Cox can take 109), maybe 5.

I'm a uniform geek too, and I understand why single-digits seem better and more important... but I'll never understand why some players don't go with real, real high numbers (like Fisk's 72) to stand out.

I would be something like 97. Why not, I'd probably be the only 97 in all of baseball? At least one of the very few.

salty99
12-06-2010, 03:35 PM
I'm a uniform geek too, and I understand why single-digits seem better and more important... but I'll never understand why some players don't go with real, real high numbers (like Fisk's 72) to stand out.

I would be something like 97. Why not, I'd probably be the only 97 in all of baseball? At least one of the very few.

Dunn said that is not his style and would look like he has a big ego to stand out.

LongLiveFisk
12-06-2010, 04:08 PM
The recent list of Sox #7s have had little success with that number. Jerry Owens, Steve Sax, Josh Fields, Jerry Manuel, Mark Kotsay...am I forgetting anyone? The last one that I can remember contributing anything was Norberto "Paco" Martin and that isn't sayin' much :tongue:

I seem to recall Scott Fletcher wearing it as well.

I don't think it's a curse. In fact, I think it has more to do with people lacking talent gravitating towards it, hoping it will be the stereotypical good luck number for them. :tongue:

(Ouch, that was rather harsh!)

LongLiveFisk
12-06-2010, 04:11 PM
Dunn said that is not his style and would look like he has a big ego to stand out.

:pudge

"Ego has nothing to do with it."

Corlose 15
12-06-2010, 04:39 PM
Has any player worn 8 since Belle left?

Never mind. I looked it up and apparently several have worn it since with the last being Alex Cintron.

MeteorsSox4367
12-06-2010, 05:40 PM
I'm a uniform geek too, and I understand why single-digits seem better and more important... but I'll never understand why some players don't go with real, real high numbers (like Fisk's 72) to stand out.

I would be something like 97. Why not, I'd probably be the only 97 in all of baseball? At least one of the very few.

Didn't Joe Beimel wear 97 with the Dodgers and Nationals?

downstairs
12-06-2010, 07:02 PM
Didn't Joe Beimel wear 97 with the Dodgers and Nationals?

Oh, I'm sure someone has. I just like the number. Highest prime number under 100. :cool:

TheCommander
12-06-2010, 07:41 PM
The recent list of Sox #7s have had little success with that number. Jerry Owens, Steve Sax, Josh Fields, Jerry Manuel, Mark Kotsay...am I forgetting anyone? The last one that I can remember contributing anything was Norberto "Paco" Martin and that isn't sayin' much :tongue:

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/050530/050530_timo_perez_hmed.hmedium.jpg

"I had some clutch moments."

Thome25
12-06-2010, 09:30 PM
I'm a uniform geek too, and I understand why single-digits seem better and more important... but I'll never understand why some players don't go with real, real high numbers (like Fisk's 72) to stand out.

I would be something like 97. Why not, I'd probably be the only 97 in all of baseball? At least one of the very few.

Count me as a uniform geek too.

I highly recommend the books "Baseball Uniforms of The 20th Century" and "Now Batting Number...."

I also like the use of really high numbers in baseball. Loved seeing Fisk's #72, Tony Phillips' #73, Scott Linebrink's #71, and Manny Ramirez's #99.

I also like the use of higher numbers in hockey. Hello Hossa and Kane....I'm looking at you.

With tht said, I still think Dunn will take the #8.

Thome25
12-10-2010, 11:58 AM
Guess we're going to have to wait until ST to find out what # he'll wear. It's killing me because I'm a numbers/uniform junkie.

Plus, I know there's some of you out there who want to order your Dunn jerseys ASAP.

salty99
12-10-2010, 01:45 PM
I'm sure the Sox and MLB are anxious as well to start selling them!

Whitesox029
12-11-2010, 01:35 PM
Doesn't Jeff Cox wear that number?
I think Cox would probably give it up. Maybe it's because of Belle but I've always associated 8 with power hitters. 8 would be best, I think, since he can't flip 44, and he can't wear 4 or 14. 40 would also be cool, since Putz just left.

Brian26
12-11-2010, 02:14 PM
:pudge

"Ego has nothing to do with it."

Fisk had triple-meaning behind his #72. It was the reverse of his #27 in Boston, it was his rookie year, and it was the year his son was born.

EnglishChiSox
12-11-2010, 02:38 PM
I'll guess 32 as an alternative to 8.

JermaineDye05
12-11-2010, 02:41 PM
May have been mentioned earlier, but another possibility could be #17, since that's what he was on Team USA when he was teammates with Jake.

TDog
12-11-2010, 02:43 PM
The recent list of Sox #7s have had little success with that number. Jerry Owens, Steve Sax, Josh Fields, Jerry Manuel, Mark Kotsay...am I forgetting anyone? The last one that I can remember contributing anything was Norberto "Paco" Martin and that isn't sayin' much :tongue:

Chuck Tanner took 7 when he came to the White Sox. If he had a higher number in September 1970, he took 7 in '71 in any case. Some fans thought his ego was too big (but not as big as Leo Durocher on the North Side who wore No. 2).

Lower numbers have been traditionally more desirable to players, but the attitude seems to be changing. When the Yankees started using uniform numbers in the 1920s, the numbers were assigned according to the usual spot in the batting order. Ruth usual batted third and Gehrig fourth, so their numbers were 3 and 4. Pitchers got double-digit numbers because they didn't play every day. Later, when players were trying to make a team in spring training, they were given high numbers that they later would change when they made the team.

I believe Jackie Robinson was given a high number that no Dodger had worn during the regular season and Henry Aaron was given a number no Brave had made his own to make it easier on them. Their relatively high numbers gained some status. I read that Ernie Banks was the first (and subsequent only) Cub to wear 14, which seems a little odd considering the number is so low. High numbers gained still more credibility when pitchers (i.e. Terry Forster and Rich Gossage) kept very high numbers as a sort of badge of achievement. Carlton Fisk also gave high numbers more credibility.

Carlton Fisk probably would have worn 27 with the White Sox if it hadn't been taken by Ken Kravec. He had too much class to try to get it from Kravec. As it turned out, Kravec was traded to the Cubs on the eve of the 1981 season, but by that time, Fisk's 72 had become a feel-good story. I believe 27 on the 1981 White Sox ended up going to Lynn McGlothen, who the Sox picked up from the Cubs mid-season.

I doubt that Jeff Cox has much sentimental attachment to his number, but I might be wrong. I wouldn't be surprised to see him give it to Dunn.

Foulke You
12-11-2010, 04:40 PM
I'm surprised Sox marketing hasn't leaned on Dunn to pick a number so they can sell his jerseys for Christmas. :cool:

SOXSINCE'70
12-13-2010, 09:09 PM
I'm thinking 5, assuming that our middle order will look something like Rios-Konerko-Dunn.

I prefer Rios, Dunn,Konerko.:cool:

soltrain21
12-13-2010, 09:23 PM
I'm surprised Sox marketing hasn't leaned on Dunn to pick a number so they can sell his jerseys for Christmas. :cool:

Yeah. I was going to get my dad a jersey shirt. But it appears I won't.

JermaineDye05
12-15-2010, 12:04 PM
Place your orders.

It's 32.

The long-awaited news has finally arrived: Adam Dun will wear uniform No. 32 1 minute ago (http://twitter.com/scottmerkin/status/15089524891721729) via web Retweeted by 2 people
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/934235221/Maria2_bigger.jpg (http://twitter.com/scottmerkin)
scottmerkin (http://twitter.com/scottmerkin)
Scott Merkin

RockJock07
12-15-2010, 01:04 PM
Has any player worn 8 since Belle left?

Never mind. I looked it up and apparently several have worn it since with the last being Alex Cintron.

Carl Everett also wore #8.

#32 is a solid choice, would have loved to seem him in #88 because he's about the size of a Tight End.

Domeshot17
12-15-2010, 01:11 PM
How dare he take BA's number

MeteorsSox4367
12-15-2010, 03:03 PM
Has Alex Fernandez given his blessing for Dunn to wear #32?

EnglishChiSox
12-15-2010, 03:03 PM
What do I win?

MtGrnwdSoxFan
12-15-2010, 03:07 PM
Place your orders.

It's 32.

The long-awaited news has finally arrived: Adam Dun will wear uniform No. 32 1 minute ago (http://twitter.com/scottmerkin/status/15089524891721729) via web Retweeted by 2 people
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/934235221/Maria2_bigger.jpg (http://twitter.com/scottmerkin)
scottmerkin (http://twitter.com/scottmerkin)
Scott Merkin

That's great and all, but what number will Adam DUNN be wearing? :redneck

PaleHoser
12-15-2010, 03:16 PM
Roster on Sox web site (http://whitesox.mlb.com/team/roster_active.jsp?c_id=cws) has been updated showing Dunn is wearing #32.

Just in time for Holiday shopping.

Regarding #7 discussion, Kenny Williams wore #7 in his stint with the Sox. I think he's made more of an impact after his retirement though.

PalehosePlanet
12-15-2010, 03:20 PM
What do I win?

Another #32 has stepped in with your prize! An O.J. Simpson autographed 1992 white Ford Bronco.

Sad, that when I think of #32, I still think of O.J.; him and Jim Brown.

WhiteSox5187
12-15-2010, 03:41 PM
Another #32 has stepped in with your prize! An O.J. Simpson autographed 1992 white Ford Bronco.

Sad, that when I think of #32, I still think of O.J.; him and Jim Brown.

When I think of the number 32 I always think of Fox 32, most numbers are associated with sports for me, but that one is TV.

ChiSoxGirl
12-15-2010, 03:56 PM
Has Alex Fernandez given his blessing for Dunn to wear #32?

More importantly, has Brian Anderson given his blessing??? :redneck

:duck:

TheOldRoman
12-15-2010, 03:56 PM
Roster on Sox web site (http://whitesox.mlb.com/team/roster_active.jsp?c_id=cws) has been updated showing Dunn is wearing #32.

Just in time for Holiday shopping.

Regarding #7 discussion, Kenny Williams wore #7 in his stint with the Sox. I think he's made more of an impact after his retirement though.That depends on which holiday you are talking about. I have finished my Christmas shopping, but I have yet to begin shopping for King Day or Arbor Day.

ChiSoxGal85
12-15-2010, 04:00 PM
I'll guess 32 as an alternative to 8.

Nice guess! :smile:

Foulke You
12-30-2010, 07:12 PM
Not sure if anyone knows but the White Sox Clubhouse store at the ballpark is now selling Adam Dunn #32 Jersey T-shirts (black) for $28. They also had regular jerseys too but I didn't check the price when I was there last week. The clerk told me they were the only ones that had them in stock right now. Just thought I'd pass this info along.

MeteorsSox4367
12-30-2010, 10:07 PM
I asked about the Dunn t-shirts at Grandstand and was told they wouldn't have them until after the holidays.

beasly213
01-05-2011, 01:13 PM
FYI Champs in Orland Park has the Dunn 32 Jersey T Shirts.