Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rickey Henderson being Rickey Henderson

Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson stopped by the Mike and Mike radio show on ESPN this morning and confirmed some interesting urban legends.

For instance, Rickey Henderson once framed a million dollar check from the Oakland Athletics...without cashing it.

Classic stuff.

Say what you will, Rickey Henderson was indisputably the greatest lead off hitter ever in Major League Baseball. For those who had the privilege of watching him in his prime, Henderson was a one man offensive machine. He'd hit for average, power and draw bases on balls better than anybody.

I wish there was a player I could compare him to in today's game but there is simply no equivalent.

He was a player that when he got on first base, he might as well be on third, cause he was going to steal second and third and there was nothing anybody could do about it.

He'd steal bases on pitch outs.

He was simply the best.

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