Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Sunday Funnies

It's 2000. Rickey Henderson approaches his Seattle teammate John Olerud with a question: Why do you wear a batting helmet in the field?

Olerud explains that he had a brain aneurysm while in college and wears the helmet to protect the place in his skull where the surgeons went in to repair it.

"That's cool," Henderson says. "I had a teammate last year with the Mets who did the same thing."

"Yeah," Olerud replies. "That was me."


For the record, Olerud has said that conversation never occurred. He also said it's a plausible story because it's Rickey Henderson.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe Ricky should have worn a helmet, too. Sounds like he got hit in the head a few too many times! (chuckle)