Godspeed, Mr. Dickey
January 6th, 2012 by slangon

In case you haven’t heard, today marks the day that Mets knuckleballer and all around super cool guy R.A. Dickey starts his ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Aside from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro being a cool thing to do, he is doing it to raise money and awareness for Bombay Teen Challenge, a charity which helps victims of human sex trafficking in India.

He will be joined by Mets bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello and Minnesota Twins pitcher Kevin Slowey, a former teammate of Dickeys.

Aside from the fact that happen to think that R.A. is a pretty durn good pitcher, I have been absolutely fascinated by him since he joined the Mets, precisely because of things like this. I mean, the man has been working out all offseason while wearing an oxygen depravation mask in preparation for this climb. How crazy is that. Whenever he decides to hang up his spikes, I hope to god that he ends up in a broadcasting booth somewhere. That man is awesome.

Good luck and be careful, R.A.

One Response to “Godspeed, Mr. Dickey”

  1. What he’s doing is awesome. Period.

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