Baseball's talent evaluators do their best to make scouting a science. But sometimes, an up-close-and-personal look trumps all.
Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick probably had July 31 circled on his calendar long ago, having been dealt on deadline day in each of the past two seasons.
Rickey Henderson did not disappoint in his Hall of Fame speech, though his talk wasn't laced with Rickey-isms but instead a poignant address about his path to Cooperstown.
Rickey Henderson, entering the Hall of Fame this weekend, dazzled with his talent and showmanship on the field, but those who played with Rickey remember him as a great teammate.
Ricky Henderson, who has yet to officially retire from baseball, all but conceded that his playing days are history Friday.