The Yankees have 21 retired numbers. When Boggs's number is retired, the Sox will have 9 retired numbers. Lets relax with the comparison to the team that will eventually have three digit jersey numbers. I don't count 42 because everybody retired it. They still have fewer retired numbers than the Braves, White Sox, Reds, Dodgers, Giants, Cardinals, Pirates, Phillies and the freakin Astros. With Boggs they'll have as many as a couple of these teams.

Are there are rules about uniform numbers being required to be the same color as other jersey numbers? I've liked the idea of retiring numbers, but allowing current players to wear a gold jersey number, so a number is still available.

I'm sure they'll announce retiring #21 as well, soon enough.