So what are they going to do with all those #42 jerseys? Maybe sell them on eBay.
As I washed my backyard float away today, there was nary a ballgame in sight until the Joe Morgan game of the week tonight. There were no scheduled ballgames east of Cleveland and north of Atlanta that did not get postponed. Then I turn on the Dodgers-Padres game tonight and forget about "Can't tell the players without a program". Every Dodger is wearing Jackie Robinson's number 42. What happened to that being something special?
Anyway, the Phils at least have to wait one more day for the execrable Nats to pass them in the NL East, but all the postponed games (6 of 16) made me think when was the last Sunday where this few games were played.
I looked up all Sundays after the opening weekend and looked at the percentage of teams that played on that date. The last time fewer than two-thirds of the teams were on the field on a Sunday was over thirty years ago:
So Phils fans will have to wait another day for Freddy Garcia's debut. Unfortunately, it will come against the Mets instead of the 'Stros. It remains to be seen whether the Phils will wear the #42 jerseys tomorrow or but them on ice like the all-crimson unis from the bygone days.