Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/9/12
Before the season started, very few people knew who R.A. Dickey was. After publishing an autobiography during the offseason in which he detailed his life story, he grew onto the national stage a little bit, but for the most part he was nothing more than "the guy who throws a knuckleball not named Tim Wakefield." Fast forward to the All-Star break, and Dickey could very well be considered the best pitcher on the planet right now. With Justin Verlander having down year by his standards, the title of "best pitcher alive" is up for grabs, and Dickey is in the...
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