Thanks to everyone who ordered a copy of "Cubs By The Numbers" directly from me for $10, with $1 from every book purchased going to Haiti earthquake relief. In addition to the books purchased, a couple of buyers gave me extra money to donate and I'll throw in some of my own. By suggestion from one of the buyers, our donation will go to Doctors Without Borders, one of the best-run organizations now giving needed assistance in Haiti.
I still have books left so if you'd like one for $10, email me using the link on the left sidebar for details. I hope to get the donation out by the end of this week, so if you'd like to participate, order now!
This post is not just for the book; after the jump I have some updated information on some uniform number changes for 2010.
Xavier Nady, who wore #22 for the Pirates, will be taking over #22 this season. Tom Gorzelanny, who wore #22 last season, will switch to #32, and John Gaub, who had been assigned #32, will instead wear #48. Still to be determined is a number for non-roster invitee Chad Tracy; I'll post it and update the BCB 2010 Cubs spring training numerical roster (which is always on the left sidebar) when I get the info.
If you're wondering why Marlon Byrd, who wore #22 for the Rangers last year, didn't have first call for that number before Nady, Byrd apparently specifically requested #24.