Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/19/12
In case you are unaware, R.A. Dickey is having one of the finest seasons in Mets history and currently on possibly the best stretch for a pitcher in the modern era. With all the thousands of pitchers who come and go throughout major league baseball, there is not a more fitting man to ascend to such a unheard of level of success in 2012. We all know Dickey’s story of how the first round pick was found to be missing an ulnar collateral ligament and eventually became a journeyman knuckleballer before finding tremendous success with the Mets in 2010 and becoming a fixture at the top of the rotation ever since. That however, doesn’t tell the true story of who R.A. Dickey really is and what a kind and caring person he is. Much like Pedro Feliciano used to do, Dickey is out there almost everyday at Citi Field signing autographs for adoring fans and does it happily. In the times I have gone to Citi Field to cover games for MMO, I have only encountered him once (mostly because he is p...
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