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R.A. Dickey: Cy Young award winning pitching, accomplished author, star of film, and now a great humanitarian. Actually, Dickey was already very involved in humanitarian efforts through his Ocala, Florida based foundation. But Dickey isn’t just someone who has his name on the letterhead. He is actively involved with trying to help those in need. His latest act of altruism is heading to India in order to raise awareness and rescue girls from human trafficking. Dickey, who was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays back in December, is scheduled to report to cap in less than a month, but is putting the 2-year $25 million extension to work before he takes the mound. Just to note, media in New York was blasting Dickey during contract negotiations with the Mets prior to the deal that sent him North of the border. They tried to paint him as a self-promoting narcissist. Heading to India tomorrow with my girls to work with the Bombay Teen Challenge, an organization that rescues girls from human trafficking. — R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43) January 22, 2013 Heading to India tomorrow with my girls to work with the Bombay Teen Challenge, an organization that rescues girls from human trafficking. [...]
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Up above, video (via MLB.com) of Davey Johnson's speech at the BBWAA dinner in New York on Saturday night where he was honored for winning NL Manager of the Year. Highlights include Davey thanking Mets manager Terry Collins for trading R.A. Dickey out of the NL East, and thanking Chipper Jones for retiring. His closing line is pretty good...