Originally written September 23, 2012 on Metstradamus:
If there's one thing we can be thankful for, it's that R.A. Dickey has pretty much single-handedly saved 2012 from being in the conversation for most depressing season of all time. 1993 and 2009 are still the two undisputed kings of that category. 2012 falls in the group of seasons that is starting to run together. 2010-2012, to me, has been one long season. 2013 and maybe 2014 and 2015 if the Mets lose David Wright, could continue that trend, which would mean that in this long season of misery we're in, 2012 might just be June.Hopefully, whenever the Mets get out of this season, Dickey will still be a part of this mess. He's given Mets fans an outlet of hope over the last few seasons, even if it is just for the pursuit of personal goals which in the big picture mean nothing. But Dickey deserves it for his accomplishments, his thoughtfulness, and his representation of the uniform and of the organization. He deserves to see some fruits for his labor, whether it be in ...

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