Ice Breaker – Numbers

It’s that time of the week…time for an ice breaker question!  For those of you who are new or who forgot, ice breaker questions are used to help people get to know each other – to “break the ice” so to speak.  I love hearing what other people have to say and how they think.  So for today, I’m throwing out another simple ice breaker question.  I’ll answer it first, then it’s your turn.  Answer the question by leaving a comment for us all to enjoy.  Thanks!

Since today is 11-11-11, I figured it would be fun to ask a numbers question.

Question:  What is your favorite number?  Why?  If you don’t have a favorite number, join the conversation anyway by sharing something else that is your favorite.

My Answer:  Here you go….

My favorite number is 8!  I was born on the 8th of December (yes, my birthday is coming up soon).  This was also my Grandpa’s birthday.  8 is the perfect number.  If you tip it over, it turns into infinity.  Whenever possible, I would ask for this number on my sports shirts.  Other famous players to wear the number 8…Juan Samuel (former Phillies 2nd baseman and current Phillies 3rd base coach), Willie Stargell (hit the longest home run at the Phillies old Veterans Stadium), Joe Morgan (played for the Phillies in 1983),  Carl Yastrzemski (no connection to the Phillies), Yogi Berra, Kobe Bryant (from the Philly area – currently not playing basketball for the NBA), Alex Ovechkin, Steve Young, and Cal Ripken, Jr (part of the Orioles team that beat the Phillies in the 1983 World Series – Boo!).

So there you have it, my answer to the question.  Now it’s your turn….