A few weeks ago, the return of Roger Clemens inspired Rickey Henderson to start making noise about playing in the Majors again. Now the A’s may be opening the door just a crack for Henderson to have one last hurrah.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Billy Beane said he’d consider bringing Henderson back for one game in September, as long as it wouldn’t be detrimental to the team in any way. Beane, however, has not yet communicated this to Rickey.
Logging a little PT in September would push Rickey’s HOF induction back five years. But he wants to go out on a high note, with the team he’s most associated with. As RotoWorld said, why not keep Rickey around all September and let him run for Jack Cust and Mike Piazza?