When you select a player’s jersey to wear, you’re honoring that player, but you’re also telling the world that you cherish the values that the player represents.
If you choose to wear Dave Williams’ #52, you’re telling the world one of the following things:
- You’re a converted Pirates’ fan willing to spend some serious change to have a custom jersey made, since you certainly didn’t find this one in the gift shop.
- You did some very good deed for Mr. Williams (perhaps helped him straighten his seams before he boarded the team plane back in Pittsburgh?) and he thanked you by giving you one of his jerseys.
- You are Dave Williams.
To be fair, of course, Williams hasn’t been with the team that long. Hopefully by the end of 2006, wearing #52 will be your way of telling the world that you’re a winner. Hey, weirder things have happened.