May 24, 2006

Dave Righetti Gives Up #19 In Tribute To Rookie's Brother: Kevin Frandsen's late brother always loved Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti and long listed the left-hander as his favorite player. Both grew up in the South Bay in San Jose. Now that the infielder is back in the big leagues for a second stint with San Francisco, he is wearing Righetti's No. 19 jersey instead of the No. 8 that he wore earlier this month in his initial callup.

posted by L.N. Smithee to baseball at 01:10 PM - 5 comments

Almost as heartwarming to me is that Rags took #46, the number of the Giants' undersung hero hurler Kirk Rueter. "Woody" -- nicknamed after the Toy Story character he resembles -- chose after #46 after Major League Baseball retired Jackie Robinson's #42. Rueter had the right to #42 until he retired, but didn't exercise it.

posted by L.N. Smithee at 01:21 PM on May 24, 2006

it's nice to see a positive story about baseball come out of san francisco for a change.

posted by ksb122 at 02:34 PM on May 24, 2006

rags......class act.....kinda the anti al leiter.

posted by tommybiden at 10:23 PM on May 24, 2006

Anti Al Leiter...too funny and true! Rags is first class, and giving up #19 is cool. But I here Rags is now going to petition MLB so he can wear #5!

posted by HammerStorm at 11:46 PM on May 24, 2006

Righetti is one of the good guys. Frandsen is also one of those players who plays the game right, I'm sure Rags likes that about him alot.

posted by fenriq at 11:58 PM on May 24, 2006

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