Found December 26, 2012 on
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Self-proclaimed Star Wars nerd and knuckleball pitching sensation R.A. Dickey tweeted out a picture of his favorite Christmas present on Tuesday.
"Maybe my favorite gift all year. Thank you Lucas Film," Dickey tweeted.
No, thank you Dickey for giving us the Christmas treat of seeing a grown man (and Cy Young Award winner) in a onesie.
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