Must Read: Discussing R.A Dickey

In a lengthy blog-post Ken Davidoff expands upon his comments on Saturday.  It’s a must-read, excerpted here.  Note some of the original formatting didn’t carry over and I tried to replicate the original.

 ”What other examples do you have of Dickey being self-absorbed?”

a) When he supported the idea of pushing to charge David Wright with an error so he could get a no-hitter in Tampa Bay. The Mets never should have initiated this idea, but Dickey, who needed Wright as a teammate, could have and should have put a stop to it. You think Wright was happy about being put in the middle of this?

b) In Dickeys book, he wrote about Mike Pelfrey injuring his shin while kicking field goals on spring training of 2011, as part of a silly bet Pelfrey had with Wright. Is this a horrible action by Dickey? No. But its an example of him violating teammates confidences to boost his own cause; its a funny story, but it makes Pelfrey look bad. Its why Dickey wasnt a particularly popular teammate.

via Discussing R.A Dickey.

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2 comments
DarthChipper
DarthChipper

Ridiculous. I find it hard to believe that anyone on the team didn't like this guy. And if they didn't, then it's because they themselves are unlikeable. I've met him several times and he's a gentleman and a scholar. And a Jedi.

Donald Obrien
Donald Obrien

It says Dickey should have stopped the Mets move to change the scoring from hit to error. In other words, the Met Organization wanted that No Hitter. Dickey didn't suggest it. What a phoney charge! Davidoff doesn't reveal his sources regarding teammates resenting RA. Looks like the biggest Resenter is Davidoff himself. Dickey is a better ball player and a better writer. If any Met didn't like RA, let them stand up and say why, not complain to a sports writer. The only stand up guy is RA.

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