Joe Adel is a fine enough baseball player on his own, good enough to pitch for South Florida, but he’s no Dee Gordon. On the final day of the season Gordon went 3-for-4 to raise his average to .333, and give him the NL batting title. That’s when the congratulations started rolling in. To Gordon’s old number. Which is Adel’s number now.
This is a hell of a way for those people to learn that Dee didn’t think they were worth giving his new number. Especially that first one, apparently from Dan Jennings.