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Mets' R.A. Dickey wins
20th game of season

Newsday [Long Island, NY], by Marc Carig

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Posted By:GOPJihad, 9/27/2012 4:18:17 PM

R.A. Dickey rearranged his schedule so he could try for his 20th win at Citi Field, where he hoped to share the experience with fans. The knuckleballer did not disappoint. Before a crowd of 31,506 on Thursday, Dickey tied a career high with 13 strikeouts to beat the Pirates, 6-5. He became the first Mets 20-game winner since Frank Viola in 1990. It did not come easy. Upon leaving the game with two outs in the eighth, Dickey raised his cap to the crowd, which spent the afternoon hanging on every pitch. The crowd booed in the ninth when with one out, reliever Jon Rauch allowed a two-run homer

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Well, here's a feel-good story, even if it fits in the "bread & circuses"-category - R.A. Dickey wins his 20th game.

Dickey is truly one of the great stories and genuinely good people in the Major Leagues. There are few pro sports figures I could be happier for.*

To win 20 games - as a knuckleballer - on this horrible Mets team? The guy deserves the Cy Young Award.

* Full disclosure, I write as a long-suffering Mets fan.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 9/27/2012 4:36:53 PM     (No. 8894432)

The Astros won 60. Big deal

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/27/2012 6:31:36 PM     (No. 8894671)

Ouch, #1.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: veritas, 9/27/2012 6:33:11 PM     (No. 8894675)

20 games, of course, has long been the benchmark of note. However, in an article I read quite a few years ago, the measure discussed was 5 straight 15-win seasons. The number of active pitchers having done so was very, very small.

OP, sorry, no. The Mets haven't been around long enough [compared to the "old" franchises] for a fan to rightly claim to be "long-suffering."

The long baseball season lets fans agonize for months, through spring, summer, and fall. Few sports are so malevolent.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 9/27/2012 6:50:40 PM     (No. 8894704)

if Dickey was on a decent team he would have 25 wins and win the Cy Young award. Throwing a knuckeball and being 20 - 6 on a team so dreadful is quite an achievement

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 9/27/2012 7:10:07 PM     (No. 8894729)

re: "long suffering"

I guess I have to concede the point - especially with respect to the teams like the Cubs, and the fact I still have vivid memories of the Mets winning in '86.

In terms of the other expansion teams, the San Diego Padres' faithful have "suffered" far longer than the Mets' fans have, with little to show for it. But, then again, I'm not sure if baseball (or any major sport) has the hold on fans' psyches as it does on the pre-expansion baseball cities.

While it is true that the Mets are an expansion team, they didn't come into existance with a clean slate. The Mets are a Frankenstein-monster resulting from two fan bases that had their teams ripped from them - the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. Hence the interlocking N-Y on the hats and orange of the Giants, combined with the blue and cursive name angled across the home jersey of the Dodgers. So, as fan bases go - the team is relatively young, but it was born with an old soul.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 9/27/2012 7:35:24 PM     (No. 8894751)

#6 New York always had the Yankees. Hail Yankees! But for National League fans you have a point. Don't forget '69, it was Amazin. Pearl Bailey sitting in the front row. Tom Seaver, Tommie Agee's great catches, Ron Swobodas unreal catch in right. It was amazin. One of my favorite all time Series. Pitching and defense ruled.

Dickey's a great story.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 9/27/2012 9:56:22 PM     (No. 8894968)

#6: Thanks, fine post. Eloquent, insightful, informative.

I'm a Phillies fan. We've had some good seasons in recent years, though very recently, some that couldn't legally be inflicted on Gitmo prisoners. Before that? Decades in the wilderness. Moses coulda been manager. But wasn't it Chicago that's had decades of shortcoming? And yeah, Mets fans deserve some empathy. Padres fans too, and Rangers, is it, 'til lately?

And any team that had Casey gets a bunch of style points. Thanks.

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