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Oh, no… Jack Bauer somehow linked to baseball

Feb 21, 2010, 10:52 AM EDT

In one of the oddest stories you’ll read this spring,’s Mark Bowman writes that Braves outfielder Nate McLouth changed his number to 24 this offseason because of a certain television program that uses the same digits.

“The only reason that I took 24,” McLouth said Saturday, “is because it’s my favorite TV show and Lost isn’t a number.”
Derek Lowe was also hoping to land the number this winter, but it probably had nothing to do with Jack Bauer.  Or even Kim Bauer.
Seriously, someone get us a link to an Opening Day countdown pronto.
  1. KLB - Feb 21, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    I believe this article is from’s Mark Bowman.

  2. N - Feb 21, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    If you watch Lost and can’t think of a number – or six of them – you must not be watching that closely.

  3. Jack Meoffer - Feb 21, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    This reminds of the retards who are fans of ESPN and named their children “ESPN” (without any vowels).

  4. Evan - Feb 21, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Yeah, I don’t know what he has thinking. But I guess only 5, because 42 is retired.

  5. clayton - Feb 22, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    E (in ESPN) is, in fact, still a vowel Mr. Meoffer

  6. Charles Gates - Feb 22, 2010 at 9:53 PM

    24, while entertaining, isn’t that well written. Take it from someone who knows ‘the business.’

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