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    Number 42

    I'll first disclose that I've hated the Yankees all of my life.

    I haven't enjoyed having my social media feeds blown up about how great and classy Mariano Rivera is all night. Here are a couple of things you may not know about him:

    1. He doesn't care for the song "Enter Sandman" it was just selected by Yankee's staff in an attempt to copy other teams that had cool entrance music for their closers.

    2. If he was SOOO classy, he would have changed his number in 1997 and retired Jackie's 42 with the rest of the league.
    I KNOW he didn't HAVE to do it based on the rules, and he wasn't the only player that kept 42. But isn't changing your number the right thing to do in that situation? It just doesn't scream class to me.

    He's a great closer, that's about it. Enter Sandman is Virgina Tech's entrance song, not his.

    End of rant.


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    Re: Number 42

    The correct answer is "What is the answer to life, the universe and everything, Alex?"


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    Re: Number 42

    I think that he has an outside chance to make the Hall of Fame



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    Re: Number 42





    You mad bro?


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    Re: Number 42

    Quote Originally Posted by letsCYber View Post
    I'll first disclose that I've hated the Yankees all of my life.
    That disclosure was probably not really required as your rant pretty much gave that away. Even most dedicated Yank haters like Rivera. You are in a very special and exclusive hatred class.



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    Re: Number 42

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    The correct answer is "What is the answer to life, the universe and everything, Alex?"
    Hmmmm, it has been awhile but I actually thought it was the answer to the question "What is 6 x 9?" Which will lead you to the answer to the question about life the universe and everything.


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    Re: Number 42

    Quote Originally Posted by letsCYber View Post
    I'll first disclose that I've hated the Yankees all of my life.

    I haven't enjoyed having my social media feeds blown up about how great and classy Mariano Rivera is all night. Here are a couple of things you may not know about him:

    1. He doesn't care for the song "Enter Sandman" it was just selected by Yankee's staff in an attempt to copy other teams that had cool entrance music for their closers.

    2. If he was SOOO classy, he would have changed his number in 1997 and retired Jackie's 42 with the rest of the league.
    I KNOW he didn't HAVE to do it based on the rules, and he wasn't the only player that kept 42. But isn't changing your number the right thing to do in that situation? It just doesn't scream class to me.

    3. He's the reason my mom left us at home with just our alcoholic dad. She ran off when she heard he was going to be in Chicago.

    He's a great closer, that's about it. Enter Sandman is Virgina Tech's entrance song, not his.

    End of rant.
    Apparently you forgot to add in the bold one above...sheesh, lay off the hate, man.



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    Re: Number 42

    He contacted Rachel Robinson directly and asked for permission to honor Jackie by wearing 42 for the rest of his career. A move in my opinion that was more classy than switching numbers. (I also hate the Yankees.)


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    Re: Number 42

    Quote Originally Posted by SNEDDS3 View Post




    You mad bro?

    I have a digital picture frame in my living room, just so I can watch this on repeat:

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    Re: Number 42

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkStar View Post
    Hmmmm, it has been awhile but I actually thought it was the answer to the question "What is 6 x 9?" Which will lead you to the answer to the question about life the universe and everything.
    6x7?



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    Re: Number 42

    Quote Originally Posted by dinger View Post
    He contacted Rachel Robinson directly and asked for permission to honor Jackie by wearing 42 for the rest of his career. A move in my opinion that was more classy than switching numbers. (I also hate the Yankees.)
    That seems arrogant to me. Unless he's breaking color barriers, I don't think he's on Jackie Robinsons level.


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    Re: Number 42

    Quote Originally Posted by letsCYber View Post
    I have a digital picture frame in my living room, just so I can watch this on repeat:

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    Getting joy out of an injury.....good work. Bet your mom is proud.


    *Rest in peace corn dog chick

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    Re: Number 42

    Quote Originally Posted by SNEDDS3 View Post
    Getting joy out of an injury.....good work. Bet your mom is proud.

    This is the 2nd post about my parents in this thread. Uh, great comebacks guys - I used similar ones in 3rd grade. I bet you guys stay up all night watching "Yo Momma" with Wilmer Valderrama and jot down material.


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    Re: Number 42

    Quote Originally Posted by IAStubborn View Post
    6x7?
    The book said 6x9. My conclusion was that there is just something fundamentally wrong with the universe.


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    Re: Number 42

    Here's another fact:

    Mo has 35 saves vs the Twins, the most of any player vs the franchise.

    I can understand why you're mad, bro


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