I felt confident when I went on the record with my new number predictions for Pineda and Kuroda. And I was in the ballpark with my predictions of #38 for Pineda and 22 for Kuroda but just missed out, as Pineda took #35 and Kuroda got #18.
I really didn't expect the Yankees to give up Moose's number this early, which is why I didn't mention it at the time, and I didn't see Jones recognizing the significance of #18 and giving it up to Kuroda. The fact that Jones switched to #22 for this season makes me feel a little better. 1 out of 3 will win you a batting title.
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