Since baseball returned to Washington in 2005, we're fairly certain that only one player (Edwin Jackson) has worn the #33 of Washington's beloved baseball icon, Frank Howard. But when Roger Bernadina gave up his jersey number (#2) to new National Denard Span a few weeks back, Bernadina needed a new number. The Shark announced on Twitter yesterday that he would take #33.
Question is, should he? And should the Nats retire #33 in honor of Hondo?
(Photo above by @misschatter of Frank Howard throwing out the first pitch before NLDS Game 4 at Nationals Park)
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