Pudge changed his number to 77 for last night's game, after wearing 7 for most of his career.
That's my number. I've used that number all my career. I respect I cannot wear No. 7 here because (Craig) Biggio retired the jersey. But it's always a good thing to have two sevens instead of one. You can see seven from the left and seven from the right. You don't have to turn too much. Just seven all over the place.”
Chris Sampson, with his sore neck, is grateful.