OAKLAND -- Hall of Fame player Rickey Henderson was in the A's clubhouse before Monday's game with the Angels, making the rounds and chatting with several people.
"We love having him around as much as we can," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "He goes around and watches all our teams and he does a great job when he's here."
Henderson, who holds Major League records in stolen bases and leadoff home runs, was animated while telling stories and most observers were caught up in his infectious giddiness.
"It's always nice to have prominent players like him, Hall of Fame players, around," Melvin said.