When LaTroy Hawkins chose #21 for his jersey this year, he thought he was honoring Roberto Clemento's memory. To Yanks fans, though, #21 is reserved not for the Hall of Famer but for the curly-locked Paul O'Neill, who last wore the number for the team. Little did poor LaTroy realize he'd be called out for wearing the Permed Prince's jersey, forced to listen to chants/heckles of PAUL O'NEILL! PAUL O'NEILL! as he jogged from the 'pen to the mound in Yankee Stadium. Not surprisingly, the heat from the fans eventually got under LTH's skin and it was confirmed yesterday that he's decided to stop wearing the number...
...and start wearing Roger Clemens' #22.
Yup, that should shut them up.