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DumpJerry
12-27-2011, 12:15 PM
Doing it for a cause (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/New-York-Mets-pitcher-RA-Dickey-to-attempt-Mount-Kilimanjaro-climb-122711). The Mets have informed his agent that an injury could invalidate his contract.

ComiskeyBrewer
12-27-2011, 07:08 PM
Good for him. I love that one of his teammates is helping him train for it. Great cause as well.

DSpivack
12-27-2011, 08:31 PM
I love knuckleballers, they're just a different breed.

DumpJerry
12-27-2011, 10:14 PM
Good for him. I love that one of his teammates is helping him train for it. Great cause as well.
He picked up that quality from his days with the White Sox.

DeadMoney
12-28-2011, 01:29 AM
Doing it for a cause (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/New-York-Mets-pitcher-RA-Dickey-to-attempt-Mount-Kilimanjaro-climb-122711). The Mets have informed his agent that an injury could invalidate his contract.

Interestingly enough, further down in the article it mentions that Kevin Slowey (and the Mets bullpen catcher, Dave Racaniello) will be joining him. Considering they depart on January 4 (and considering it's been planned for a while now (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/04/05/r-a-dickey-and-kevin-slowey-are-going-to-climb-kilimanjaro/)), I wonder if Slowey got some allowances/provisions in his new contract with Colorado - signed 12/11 - allowing him to do this.

A. Cavatica
12-28-2011, 05:24 PM
Kilimanjaro is an easy climb, any moderately healthy adult can do it.

DumpJerry
12-28-2011, 06:50 PM
Kilimanjaro is an easy climb, any moderately healthy adult can do it.
Yeah, an embolism is just a headache at 19,000 feet.

soxfanreggie
01-06-2012, 12:12 AM
Doing it for a cause (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/New-York-Mets-pitcher-RA-Dickey-to-attempt-Mount-Kilimanjaro-climb-122711). The Mets have informed his agent that an injury could invalidate his contract.

Same as if it was invalidated for riding a motorcycle is he was doing a charity ride. I don't blame them for trying to protect their investment.

peelwonder
01-06-2012, 05:07 PM
I love knuckleballers, they're just a different breed.


Ironically he was a power pitcher in college and only turned to the knuckelball after injuries. I just thought I'd submit that because I loved watching him pitch in college.

Bobby Thigpen
01-06-2012, 06:47 PM
Ironically he was a power pitcher in college and only turned to the knuckelball after injuries. I just thought I'd submit that because I loved watching him pitch in college.
Isn't that exactly what Wilbur Wood did?