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Sunday, May 30, 2004

What's Next, Will They Name a Stadium after Rickey Henderson?

This week's "ESPN, The Magazine" has an action shot of the Pacers against the Pistons in the NBA Playoffs in their "Zoom" section, under a header of "All Fall Down, Canseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis." That's no typo, either, they did write Canseco Fieldhouse. For those of you stock market afficionados and for those of you SportsProf readers who are familiar with the insurance business, that should read Conseco, after the insurance company whose stock was once hotter than, well, the sports cars that the typographical error was fond of driving at over 100 mph on Florida highways. Instead, the hip ESPN Magazine called it Canseco, and, last I heard, no one has ever named a field house, arena or stadium after the erstwhile Oakland A's bash brother who had problems with those cars and nightclubs and who will probably remain forever shy of his goal of 500 career home runs. Last we saw Jose Canseco, he showed up at a tryout for the Dodgers in the winter and looked unimpressive. Meanwhile, his former teammate, Rickey Henderson, at the ripe old age of 46 (I think that's it) was working his magic for the Newark Bears. Henderson House kind of has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

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