Found December 30, 2011 on
Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
R. A. Dickey will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in January as he looks to raise awareness for the Bombay Teen Challenge, an organization that rescues and cares for women and girls in Mumbai who are at risk of being abused and exploited.
“To reach the summit, he will have to ascend to 19,336 feet above sea level, traversing a path that begins in 85-degree heat and ends with the ground covered in snow,” the Wall Street Journal’s Brian Costa explained the other day.
Dickey is documenting the trip in a blog for the New York Times, and wrote this in his first post yesterday:
“In five days, I will travel via Detroit to Amsterdam, finally arriving at Kilimanjaro’s airport. … I continue to believe that the risks of climbing Kilimanjaro are minimal. In fact, it may prove to be less dangerous than the roller coaster and all those loopty loops. I am encouraged to learn that a 7-year-old named Keats Boyd and an 82-year-old man named George Solt both have summited. I feel confident that a 37-year-old ...
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New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, in discussing his upcoming attempt to scale Mount Kilimanjaro for charity, stressed on his blog that he is "taking the necessary precautions to ensure my safety."
It has come to our attention that you plan on doing a charity junket to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Africa.
Although we are sure that it is for a worthy cause, unwed mothers is that right? As your employer the N.Y. Mets respectfully request that you reconsider.
Mountain climbing is the third most dangerous sport in the world, eclipsed only by shark punching, and professional...
New York Mets righthander R.A. Dickey intends to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro, despite the team's objections.
The Mets sent a "procedural" letter to agent Bo McKinniss "just to cover themselves legally" after the knuckleballer expressed his desire to make the climb for charity, sources told the New York Daily News.
Dickey, who is slated to receive $4.5 million...
R.A. Dickey is aware of the risks involved if he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, but he plans on doing it anyway. The 37-year-old Mets pitcher has been planning to make the trek for months, joined by former Twins teammate Kevin Slowey. Earlier this week, the Mets sent Dickey a letter urging him to not go through with the climb and reminding him that his $4.5 million salary for 2012...
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In five days, Mets knuckleballer R. A. Dickey will begin his adventure of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro after traveling for 18 hours 25 minutes, and 8,674 miles.
While other teams add players and their fans converse in real baseball talk, we Mets fans are stuck in a Mets minutia malaise. Such as the club sending R.A. Dickey a cease and desist letter about his climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity. There is no doubt in my mind that Dickey’s reason for doing this is true and from the heart as he is raising money and awareness to teen sex...
I think it's a great thing Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is doing. He'll be updating his progress climbing Kilimanjaro on the New York Times Bats blog. His post from Thursday is here. (And here's his introductory entry from early this month.) He's doing it to raise awareness about human trafficking. The goal is to open a health center for girls in Mumbai who have...