15
Jan
09

Rickey Ready to Suit Up


Rickey Henderson is now a Hall of Famer, but that doesn’t mean he’s done with baseball. At a press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria, Rickey said that he wasn’t done yet, “if a club came out and said they needed a left fielder, they needed a guy to get on base and steal a few bases, they can always ring my phone and I’ll come on down and help their ballclub, that’s how much I love the game.”

Rickey wasn’t done though with just a simple statement, he never is, and it wouldn’t be a Rickey Henderson press conference otherwise. “I believe today, and people say I’m crazy, but if you gave me as many at-bats that you would give the runners out there today, I would out-steal every last one of them. I can go out and steal as many bases as [Jose] Reyes steals.”

Even better, when asked if Rickey had interest in playing in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, “What is [the WBC], wrestling?” After being informed what it was, Rickey had just one question, “Can I get in?”

Isn’t baseball just better when Rickey Henderson is around or is it just me?

[NY Post]


1 Response to “Rickey Ready to Suit Up”


  1. 1 youppi
    January 16, 2009 at 11:42 am

    “what is that, wrestling”… oh, rickey. sometimes you make me want to forget all the poker you would play in the clubhouse during mets games (like, while they were being played).

    i’d love to see rickey out-steal reyes. I mean now, not in his prime. There is no arguing that rickey was the man, and that you would/should hands down pick him over reyes re: steals (in their prime).


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