Friday, February 10, 2006


Seems like the Mets have had mixed success with guys that have the last name "Henderson." Steve Henderson, late of the Seaver trade, did a bit for us, but as the centerpiece of the Seaver trade, we didn't get fair value. In 1999 and 2000, Rickey Henderson, hall-of-fame outfielder, gave us two mixed years, nearly 20 years after he first broke in to the big leagues. Rickey was rumored to become a Met many times in the 80's, but sadly we didn't get him until his career was almost finished. Rickey is one of baseball's all-time greats, as well as being one of baseball's all-time great characters. He is the greatest base-stealer of all time, and now he is rejoining the Mets - but DON'T be scared- this time he is merely helping out as a base-running coach for 10 days this spring, and for another week during the season. It's great to see the Mets emphasize proper base-running & stealing techniques, and perhaps we can count on additional run support as a result of Rickey's support. An interesting season gets more interesting, and it's still 5 days until pitchers & catchers report!!!

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