The Phillies' Ben Lively might have a new number, but it's familiar to him
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"It's not a big deal to me," Lively said at the time to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. "It's my first number. It's not like I came up wearing 49 throughout the system. I'll definitely let a guy like that get his number, and move forward with it."
Lively switched to No. 54 for the rest of Spring Training, but when a more meaningful number opened up, it was time for a change:
Lively will wear No. 19, just like he did when he was dreaming of pitching on a Major League mound as a kid. Now, he'll have the number to match it.