Brandon McCarthy is taking his tremendous sense of humor to New York, and the first thing he has to do before starting the next chapter of his career is pick a jersey number. Since the Yankees have retired 17 (No. 8 twice) of them, that is not always an easy task.
McCarthy wore No. 32 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland A’s. That number, which was worn by former Yankees catcher Elston Howard, was retired in 1984. Naturally, McCarthy turned his search for a new number into a well-timed Seinfeld joke.
*Kramer's moviefone voice* "well why don't you just tell me what number isn't retired"
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) July 8, 2014
The right-hander eventually settled on No. 38, but not without first reminding us of a phenomenal Kramer moment. Mr. McCarthy is just as much of a hoot as his wife.