As my Rickey collection grew over the years, I amassed a fairly large selection of magazines in which he was on the cover and/or featured in an article. I thought I'd start a new series of posts called "Readin' about Rickey," where I could share some of these articles.
If you know anything about Rickey, and you probably do if you're reading this blog, then you know that you can expect to find quite a few "Rickeyisms," and some forays into the third-person, spread throughout the articles.
This first article, from an October 1, 1990 Sports Illustrated, features Bobby Bonilla on the cover, attempting to lead the Pirates to the NL East crown (he succeeded). Rickey won his one and only MVP award in 1990, so this article was written near the end of one of the best seasons of his career. Titled "Man of Steal," the entire article is 9 pages long (pages 60-68 in the magazine), so I'm going to break it up into two different posts. Enjoy!