Beam Him Up

Now that Andres Torres has evoked memories of Ken Henderson — that of the veteran outfielder acquired in an offseason trade who hurts himself almost immediately — the Mets, short on outfielders to begin with, look to recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis from AAA while Torres rehabs his calf. Again.

Depending on whether the Mets’ seamstresses can fit NIEUWENHUIS on the back of a shirt — at 11 letters, it ties SCHOENEWIES and is one behind all-time leader ISRINGHAUSEN — the Mets will also need to put a number on it. It’s likely that number would be 22, which is not only currently vacant on the Mets’ roster but is also Kirk’s current digits at Buffalo. I have to think the Mets were holding in in reserve for him, especially that he’s on the 40. Welcome to the show, Kirk!

On a related note, how great do those numbers and NOBs look now that they’re free of the cursed black dropshadow? Looking good so far Mets!

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Gene (not verified) on Fri, 04/06/2012 – 10:42am.
    Shouldn’t Captain Kirk be in number 1701?

    very enterprising
    Submitted by Jon Springer on Fri, 04/06/2012 – 11:00am.
    The Internet is aflame with the news he’s been assigned No. 9. Investigating…

    Submitted by Stu (not verified) on Fri, 04/06/2012 – 12:40pm.
    Izzy is actually tied with the legendary Dougie Mientkiewicz for 12 letters

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Fri, 04/06/2012 – 12:53pm.
    …but you had to remind me…

    Submitted by Dave Mackey (not verified) on Fri, 04/06/2012 – 2:13pm.
    Official tweet from the Mets -he will be in 9.

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Fri, 04/06/2012 – 2:17pm.
    9 might make sense (7+2)…

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Sat, 04/07/2012 – 1:22pm.
    #9, according to Gameday.

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    11 Letters

    Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 04/07/2012 – 4:09pm.
    Tied with Marv Throneberry. Oh boy.

    Submitted by gored82 on Wed, 04/11/2012 – 6:47am.
    Scott was SCHOENEWEIS.

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