11/30/11

Stephen Guilbert/Yahoo Sports on... R.A. Dickey, Mack

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There is a reason the Mets chose him to give an American flag to that remarkable U.S. soldier on September 11th, 2011.

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.

Sources:

Fan Graphs. 2011. "R.A. Dickey." Fangraphs. Retrieved 10/27/2011 < http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1245&position=P>.

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.

Entire story:  http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ycn-10397245

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