R.A. Dickey Continues His Historic Season
June 20, 2012 Leave a Comment
Before I get into how great R.A. Dickey has been, let’s start at the beginning of the season for the right-handed knuckle-baller. Dickey, like the Mets, was expected to do nothing special. Everyone had the Mets as the cellar-dweller in the NL East, and Dickey was basically unknown to the national public.
However, Dickey saw himself in the media spotlight, but not for his pitching, it was his admission to being molested as a child. As a Met fan, I just thought “My Entire Team Sucks”.
First the Mets make no big moves in the offseason,Reyes signs with Miami, and now one of my pitchers was molested as a child.
Can it get any worse?
I thought this was going to be a lost season and having it capped off with David Wright being traded at the trade deadline.However, Dickey not only publicly admitted his child molestation, but he handled it with the up-most class and decided to put his horrible child-hood memory behind him. I commend Dickey for doing the hardest thing a person in his situation can do.I’m not talking about his 11-1 record and his 2.00 ERA and becoming the 1st Met pitcher to throw back-to-back 1 hit shutouts. It was coming out and publicly admitting what happened to him and deciding to confront his past demons.
This is a historic season and it feels good to see a person not only overcome his demons but find redemption in such an impressive manner.