I have to admit, this is possibly the first likable thing I can remember about The Rickey (aka Rickey Henderson):
For all of his accomplishments, you'd think snagging a foul ball in the stands would be small stuff for Rickey Henderson. Hardly the case.
Henderson, who caught a foul ball on Monday at AT&T Park, where he was watching the Mets play the Giants, kept the ball instead of handing it to a young fan.
"Everybody was asking me for the ball," Henderson said Tuesday, according to the Star-Ledger of Newark. "I said, 'You're not getting this ball. I always wanted to get a foul ball. This one's going on a shelf at home."
The young fan didn't go home empty-handed, though, as Henderson signed another ball the fan already had.
Of course, the last sentence makes it okay (otherwise, good lord). But nice to see he's at least in one way a sort of regular person.