R.A. Dickey, the author of Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball who was ignominiously “dumped” by the NY Mets, makes a class exit with his “farewell to the fans” piece in the Dec. 22 NY Daily News. The paper also named Dickey its “Sportsperson of the Year.”
I wonder if there’s another book in him about the experiences he had after his book came out.
Meanwhile Noah Syndergaard, one of the guys the Mets received from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for the popular Dickey, is already making himself unpopular in some circles after using an anti-gay slur in a tweet. Of course, he will find a way to excuse it away. (I heard on the news yesterday that more and more employers are using college kids’ Facebook pages as a pre-screen. So putting up photos of drunken behavior might not be the best career move. And I bet monitoring Twitter isn’t too far away.)