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Dec 23rd, 2012

Au revoir, R.A. Dickey

I know, I know: a new post on metsgrrl.com. It’s been a year of sadness and despair and disappointment and just plain nothing-ness on the baseball front. I went to Europe, I wrote a book, and did a lot of other things with my money besides spend it on the New York Mets. A terrible baseball ennui took hold of me in 2012 and very few things took me out of it. One of those things was R.A. Dickey. He was a reason I considered spending money on Mets tickets. He was a reason I sat and watched or listen to a game.… [more]

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Feb 28th, 2011

REASONS WE LOVE R.A.

R.A. Dickey had more money to spend than at any point in his life. And yet, after signing a $7.8 million contract with the Mets on Jan. 31, he allowed himself only one small extravagance. The day the iPhone for Verizon was released, Dickey went to an Apple store near his home in Nashville at 5:30 a.m. and, when the store opened at 7, bought a pair of phones for him and his wife. I’m almost ready to buy the jersey. If nothing else, I need to find someone to help me design my “I <3 DICKEY" shirts (where the heart has seams like a baseball) for this year. In a year of embarrassments and shame and low morale and tickets not selling and the competition stocking up on pitching arms, it is nice to have someone to root for. I'm not trying to downplay the others on the team who offer this, but R.A. Dickey is a guy that every fan of every team thinks is awesome. He's not milquetoast like David Wright or controversial like Beltran, nor does he foster militancy like, say, Daniel Murphy. He's amazing and we all agree that he's amazing. Wait, one more quote: “I just want to keep working on being self-aware of what makes me who I am.”… [more]