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So it is Sunday and I am procrastinating picking up shingles strewn about the back yard from reroofing the house yesterday. But I was thinking about this the other day. My softball team got jerseys and we were asked to pick numbers well my order for 25 never got in so I show up and there is my jersey with the number 34... I told them I refuse to wear it and I need a different number. Jump with me for the rest of the story...

So the team members who were present were flabbergasted I would make such a demand, and I explained I have my reasons. Ever since I started playing sports when i was a wee lad I refused the number. Three of my favorite athletes, three of the greatest athletes who played for Houston teams had worn the number 34. By the time I started playing Little League Nolan Ryan was already half way through his time in an Astros Uniform, Earl Campbell was on his way to the hall of fame, and while most kids were all about Michael Jordan I wore a Hakeem the Dream T-shirt. I have always felt that only if I was one of the best on the field/court/rink..etc, could I wear the number 34. So still today I refuse to wear it, I don't even live in Houston anymore, But I am all for retiring the number 34 across the board in Houston although I would let the Dynamo still use it in hopes of an all star player to come to Houston, yeah i just talked about MLS on here!

So what do you think? am I crazy?

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