Rickey Introducing Rickey at the Hall of Fame

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The gates to Cooperstown will swing open on July 26 for Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice.

The left fielders were elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January. They will be inducted along with the late Joe Gordon, a Veterans Committee electee, on the stage behind the Clark Sports Center, weather permitting.

Another day, another reminder of an athlete who I neglected to include on my “Three Athletes You’d Most Like To Booze With.”  Rickey has GOTTA be on that list.

If it was 5 Athletes, it would be a lot easier.  I could get Shaq, Rickey, Darren Daulton, Chuck Wagon, and Manny.  But that’s the beauty of narrowing it down to three.  I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who actually plays this game though, so I’m sure none of you actually give a fuck.

Anyway, back to Rickey.  Not only was he a FILTHY lead off man (3,055 hits, 2,295 runs scored, 1,406 stolen bases and 297 homers.) but he was undoubtedly one of the greatest sports personalities of all time.

His Rickey-isms are reminiscent of Yogi Berra’s scatterbrained quotes.  His arrogance and humor paved the way for guys like Shaquille O’neal.  And before there was ever Manny Being Manny, there was Rickey Being Rickey.

Without further ado, I present one of the timeless ways to kill time at work, The Top 25 Rickey Henderson Quotes of All Time

I mean, dude talked in the third person.  Nuff said.

For Sure Rickey

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