So Rickey Henderson is mulling a comeback after being inspired by the Rocket's return. The 48 year old Henderson stated "I’m going to look at it at the end of the year. I might come out with some crazy stuff, a press conference telling every club, ‘Put me on the field with your best player and see if I come out of it.’ If I can’t do it, I’ll call it quits at the end.”
Now, Rickey may be fooling the casual fan into thinking that he spontaneously became inspired to return just this past week, but i just ain't buyin' it. This is a man that has been yearning to play in the major leagues for the past 3 seasons. He played with the San Diego Surf Dawgs of the Golden Baseball League, a Class-A independent league, in 2005. In fact, the man was insisting in May 2005, that he was still capable of playing in the majors. He'd cut his taint off for the opportunity to be in the major leagues, and he's trying to convince us that he's doing baseball a favor by coming back.
Rickey Henderson, if anything, is opportunistic. He seized a pretty good opportunity to create some publicity for himself. But Rickey, you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people, pal.