But look beyond all of R.A. Dickey's fun, quirky, philanthropic, touching, or humorous off-field activities, and past everything that has made him one of the game's most lovable personalities and you find a good starting pitcher. A darn good one. It's about time people started to notice.
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R.A. Dickey. 2011. "R.A. Dickey (@radickey43)". Twitter. Retrieved on multiple occasions, last 10/27/2011 < https://twitter.com/#!/radickey43>.
Schwarz, Alan. "New Twist Keeps Dickey's Career Afloat." The New York Times. February 27, 2008. Retrieved 10/26/2011 < http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/sports/baseball/27dickey.html>.
Pitchers' IP and ERA data courtesy of Yahoo Sports. Mack Ade's "Mack's Mets", SNY broadcasts and post-game interviews, The New York Mets, and the in-game commentary and play-by-play team of "Gary, Keith and Ron" (Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling) all contributed to the information reported in this article.
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