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RA Dickey adopting ‘Little Ugly’ nickname to go with Bartolo Colon’s ‘Big Sexy’

Like Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey is a veteran quadragenarian right-hander who signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves this offseason. And now he has the nickname to rival Colon’s as well. Dickey announced on Friday that he’s adopting a new moniker to go with Colon’s renowned “Big Sexy” title. “I gave myself the nickname Little Ugly,” said the knuckleballer, per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Braves sign former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey

The Atlanta Braves have made their first move of what promises to be an extremely active offseason for the struggling franchise. The team announced on Thursday that it has signed 42-year-old former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to a one-year contract. It also includes a team option for the 2018 season. Welcome to #BravesCountry @RADickey43! #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/0gL6uVUmpK ...
Via Sportsnaut
November 10, 2016  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Examining the R.A. Dickey Question

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey’s unique stuff and conventional problems

There are things that are different about R.A. Dickey, of course. No one pitch was thrown as often as the 2,840 regular season knuckleballs that Dickey threw this year. No other qualified pitcher threw any knuckle balls this year by PITCHf/x. The starter who threw the fewest fastballs other than Dickey threw three times as many. No pitch gets equal swinging strike results in...
Via Fangraphs
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays clinch playoff berth, end 22-year drought on technicality

The Toronto Blue Jays are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 22 years, but you might be able to find some guys on the team who don’t know it yet. The Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Friday and went into Saturday’s game with a magic number of one, or so it seemed.  But the schedules of a few other teams showed that Toronto already had punched its ticket to the...
Via NESN.com
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey pitches brilliant game only two days after father’s death

R.A. Dickey toed the rubber on Thursday with a heavy heart, but nevertheless pitched brilliantly, carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The Toronto Blue Jays veteran knuckleballer ultimately went 7.1 innings, giving up only earned run while scattering five hits and striking out seven in the team’s 7-1 victory over the New York Mets....Read More The post R.A. Dickey pitches...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Rough week leaves them in last

The Toronto Blue Jays have lost 6 of their 7 games this past week. They are now sitting in the last place, 5 games back in the American League East Division, which is not too bad of a deficit considering how poorly they have performed recently. The Blue Jays found a different way to lose every night last week, whether it was a bullpen collapse, a less than stellar performance from...
Via isportsweb.com
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Remy: No Way To Prepare For R.A. Dickey, Knuckleball Pitchers (Video)

R.A. Dickey will take the mound Wednesday night against a team he experienced a heck of a lot of success against last season. The Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer has struggled in his four starts in 2015, going 0-2 with a 5.25 ERA, but it was a different story every time he faced the Boston Red Sox last year. The 2012 National League Cy Young award winner went 4-0 with a stellar...
Via NESN.com
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest R.A. Dickey Experiment

R.A. Dickey‘s entire career has, essentially, been one giant experiment. You know the story by now. Dickey was drafted by the Texas Rangers back in 1996, and took a signing bonus for nearly $800,000 less than what was originally offered after team doctors discovered he just didn’t even have an ulnar collateral ligament in his […]
Via Fangraphs
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey takes Daniel Norris' VW van for joyride on field

By Jason Rowan The unique lifestyle of Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Daniel Norris has been extensively covered heading into spring training, and for good reason. After all, has there ever been another major league player who has taken up permanent residence in a van? The 21-year-old Norris, a Tennessee native, is a wanderer who enjoys the omadic existence afforded by living...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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