February 16, 2007

Schoeneweis's Number Issue

Adam Rubin at the NY Daily News, writes about Scott Shoenweis and the issue with the number on his uniform:

Scott Schoeneweis had a No. 36 jersey hanging in his locker when he arrived, but the lefty reliever quickly asked for a higher number. The Angels issued Schoeneweis No.60 as a rookie in 1999, and he never wanted to rock the boat and ask for a change. The number followed him to the White Sox and Blue Jays, too, and now it's too late in his career to get a normal numeral. "It's like part of my life," said Schoeneweis, who received a three-year, $10.8 million contract to retire NL East lefties such as Ryan Howard and Chase Utley. "It's like a personal joke."

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