I just saw that Brandon Moore tweeted that he is now #89, switching from #88. "I am officially number 89 now...".
I didn't think much of it, but then I remembered the passing of Jim Mandich last night, another #88. I wonder if these means there will be something special done to honor Mandich's number. From other discussions I've seen on here, retirement of a number seems unlikely (unless it's 21, for obvious reasons or 2, again obvious). Perhaps a one year "temporary" retirement of the number?
This may just be a coincidence, but I was curious if anyone else has heard any speculation about this or if there is precedent for such a memorial.