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Old 02-08-2010, 11:45 AM
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Default Sox un-retire Aparicio's # for Vizquel.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news...=.jsp&c_id=cws
Anyone else think this is kinda dumb? Don't get me wrong, it's cool that he's paying tribute to Louie but isn't Vizquel like 60?
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:48 AM
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Anyone else think this is kinda dumb? Don't get me wrong, it's cool that he's paying tribute to Louie but isn't Vizquel like 60?

AS long as Aparicio is OK with it that's no big deal to me.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:50 AM
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AS long as Aparicio is OK with it that's no big deal to me.
That's how I look at it. I think it's a classy move.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:54 AM
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If it was Aparicio's idea I don't mind but if it was Vizquel's idea I don't like it.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:58 AM
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AS long as Aparicio is OK with it that's no big deal to me.
I don't know it just seems like a silly publicity stunt to me. I guess if we had Vizquel in his prime I'd be cool with it. If he makes a major impact on the team this year and we go on an extended playoff run I'll go ahead and disregard these grumblings.
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If it was Aparicio's idea I don't mind but if it was Vizquel's idea I don't like it.
So you would have a problem if Vizquel asked Aparicio if he could honor him by wearing his number? Again, if Aparicio himself doesn't have a problem with it, why should we?
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:59 AM
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With Aparicio's blessing, I'm fine with it.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:00 PM
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Classy move by Omar and the organzation.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:00 PM
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They might as well un-retire them all.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:01 PM
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Classy move by Omar and the organzation.
If he was in his prime, maybe. Now that he is 43, a back-up at best, this is just silly. There is no point retiring numbers if you are just going to unretire them.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:01 PM
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So you would have a problem if Vizquel asked Aparicio if he could honor him by wearing his number? Again, if Apparicio himself doesn't have a problem with it, why should we?
Because Aparicio can't really say no or he'll feel like a jerk.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:02 PM
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Aparicio's face is coming off the wall then?
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:04 PM
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Because Aparicio can't really say no or he'll feel like a jerk.
That's ridiculous. Of course he could say no without feeling like a jerk. It's not like Vizquel put him on the spot and asked him in front of cameras. If he would've said no, we wouldn't have heard anything about it. judging by what Aparicio said in the article, he's known Vizquel for a long time and has as much respect for Omar as Viquel does for Aparicio. It's one Venezuelan honoring the only Venezuelan in the HOF.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:12 PM
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I'm fine with with it, although I think it kind of cheapens the idea of retiring numbers for players. I mean, what do they do after Vizquel leaves? Re-retire the number? The entire point of retiring a number is so that a specific number will always be synonymous with that specific player.
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