Posted at 9:10 AM on August 9, 2006
by David Zingler
Itís August and Rickey Henderson has not played one inning of professional baseball. Rickey hasnít drawn a walk, stolen a base, scored a run or made a snatch catch Ė anywhere. The last time a pro baseball season went Rickey-free, Gerald Ford was in the White House, Saigon fell, Jimmy Hoffa was reported missing and a young couple named Bill and Hillary got hitched.
Curiously, Rickey has yet to announce his retirement. (There was a brief blurb on ESPN last winter that Rickey had retired, but it was denied the following day.) Thereís been no press release, press conference or emotional speech. Rickey was never one to shy away from attention, so has he changed in his old age or he is pondering a comeback? I am hoping for the former and looking forward to his Hall of Fame speech in 2009.