Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Non-Crazy Ricky's Corner

Who cares what happens during tonight's game (its 1-0 in the top of the 5th, but I assume they won't score again) as we heard from new first base coach Ricky Henderson during the third inning. When Gary Cohen made the announcement as they went to break, I grabbed my VCR remote and pressed record, assuming we'd hear some great third person chat from Ricky.

(Oops, I was wrong. Orlando "The Hitting and Stealing Machine" Hernandez just scored on a hit by Jose Valentin.)

So Gary and Ron Darling talk to Ricky...and he doesn't slip into the third person once. It ends up being a rather standard dugout interview. I was so disappointed. Thankfully, Ron saved the moment.

(Holy crap, Valentin just scored on a Carlos Beltran double. What's going on here?)

Ron mentioned he played with Ricky in Oakland and explains that Ricky liked talking in the third person. He then added that before one series Ricky told him, "D, Ricky's gonna have a good series."

Now that's more like it.

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