The game would benefit with one more comeback from Rickey

Rickey Henderson won’t give retirement the upper hand.

“I believe today, and people say I’m crazy, but if you gave me as many at-bats that you would give the runners out there today, I would out-steal every last one of them,” Henderson said with typical bravado. Rickey got specific, noting, “I can go out and steal as many bases as [Jose] Reyes steals.” Reyes stole 56 bases last year.

“I might have lost a step or two, but I learned a step or two in knowledge that I can pick a pitch and walk to second base,” Henderson said.

And Rickey is genuine in his belief that he can still play. Want proof?

In 2007 Billy Beane offered him a roster spot with the Oakland Athletics for one game, so that he could officially retire with the A’s. But he turned that down, saying “I don’t want no one day. I want to play, man.”

Shine on, you crazy diamond.