Monday, January 19, 2009

A's Hire Rickey in "Goodwill" Role for 2009

Although this was announced last Thursday, I haven't had any time recently to update the blog. But, better late than never:

"The A's have hired recent Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson in a goodwill capacity for the 2009 season, Lew Wolff, the team's owner said during the two days of owners' meetings that end here on Thursday. 'We'll have him working for us and that should be a nice thing,' Wolff said." The full article can be found here.

The A's and Rickey have been talking for awhile about working together in some capacity or another, and it looks like they were finally able to work something out. It's still not clear what role Rickey will play in the organization, but just knowing that he's back with the A's is good news to me!

I'm hoping that he spends some time with the A's AAA affiliate (the RiverCats) here in Sacramento, as then I'd be able to stop by and checks things out. Although nothing is ever certain with Rickey, this announcement might stop any recent thoughts he's had about attempting another comeback.

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