Randy Johnson Retires – What About His Jersey?
The Big Unit stepped down yesterday, and today I posed the question: what about his #51 in Seattle? Of course, the cries came in for Ichiro, but I’m not saying to rip the number off his back. I’m saying retire the number and let Ichiro wear it as well.
Why, you ask? Because Seattle has to hang on to some shred of history! As you all know, our dearly departed SuperSonics were here for 41 years before they disappeared into the Oklahoma City sunset. If you didn’t know they were here before arriving in Seattle – you never would. The sole scrap of a reminder we have is the 1979 championship trophy, that’s in the Museum of History and Industry. The rest of the memorabilia – in storage!
So here’s a prime example of Seattle’s chance to actually retain some sports history! Hang onto it Seattle – retire #51 and have a dual ceremony when Ichiro retires! Am I right?
Let me know what you think – to retire or not to retire #51 – your thoughts below.