Merry Christmas ... and Happy Birthday to the great Rickey Henderson, a staple figure in these stories.
In the last week of his lone season with the Red Sox, Chairman Tom
Werner asked Henderson what he would like for his ‘going-away’ gift.
Henderson said he wasn’t going anywhere, but he would like owner John
Henry’s Mercedes. Werner said it would be tough to get the same make and
model in less than a week and Henderson said, “No, I want his car.”
The Sox got Henderson a Red Thunderbird and when he saw it on
the field before the last game of the season, Rickey said, “Whose ugly
car is on the field?”