When is Dickey going to give in and make this his entrance music?
Anyway, apparently you can’t teach the knuckleball. Or else everyone would be doing it. How much would Andy Pettitte pay for hourly knuckleball lessons from R.A. Dickey? Probably more than he paid Roger Clemens for those steroids… Hey-ooooo. In all seriousness, The Dickman is the best pitcher alive right now.
Take a second to let that last sentence wash over your brain. Pitchers come and go. Guys who you thought were perennial Cy Young’s all of a sudden can’t win a game. That means Halladay, Cliff Lee, King Felix, Lincecum. For this Sunday, in the Subway Series against the Yankees there is no pitcher I’d rather have on the mound than Mr. Dickey.
The four guys mentioned above have 6 Cy Young’s between them but have been total duds in 2012:
Halladay: 4-5, 3.98 ERA
Lee: 0-3, 3.48 ERA
Lincecum: 2-8, 6.19 ERA
Felix: 4-5, 3.52 ERA
That is a combined 10-21 record. After last night’s gem Dickey is now 11-1 on the year. That’s more wins than all of those guys put together. And those bums are gonna take home $80 Million this season. Dickey? Including 2012 he has made just under $9 Million in his entire career.
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The most amazing thing about R.A. Dickey’s season is that he is 37 years old. 2 years older than Halladay.
- The Dickster has already matched his career high in wins with 11.
- He’s had back-to-back shutouts after only throwing 2 in the previous 11 years.
- He’s had 10+ K’s in 4 of his last 6 starts after only doing it once in his first 111 starts.
And it’s all thanks to one mystical pitch, the knuckleball. Dickey didn’t develop the knuckleball until 2006 and in his first start where he featured the pitch, he gave up a record 6 Home Runs. That was the first time I remember hearing his name, and I just said to myself, “Ha… Dickey.”
This video is worth watching just to see the absurd shirt Dickey is wearing.
Well I’m glad he stuck with it because Dickey is riding a 42.2 Inning streak without an earned run (the record is 59 by Hershiser), and he’s also leading all 3 Triple Crown pitching categories (Wins, K’s, ERA).
Ladies and gentleman, your 2012 NL Cy Young favorite: