As a sports fan, certain numbers remind me of certain current or former baseball players. Up until two months or so ago, any mention of the number 30 would leave me with either no memory of the number being worn by a New York Met or any other baseball player, or I would somehow be reminded of Cliff Floyd, who was an outfielder with the Mets in the early 2000s. I liked him a lot, even though the only thing that I remember about him was that he caught the last out in the game that the Mets won to clinch the NL East Division title in 2006.
Now that I've become a hockey fan, the number 30 makes me think of something besides a former Mets outfielder (who is awesome no matter what).
One word: Goalies.
I was doing some "research" for a goalie-themed wallpaper "project" and while I was doing said "research", I discovered that there are several goalies who wear the number 30, including Martin Brodeur, who plays for the New Jersey Devils. I love Martin Brodeur in a non fangirl-ish way, despite t