Confirmed: R.A. Dickey does indeed come to bat to the theme song from the HBO series the Game of Thrones.
What Dickey has been doing on the mound is so amazing it changes the narrative around the team and dominates the story line. Even the usually wordy R.A. has run out of things to stay to describe the results he’s getting, instead saying he’s going to leave it to us to describe and just continue going out there and doing his work.
The Mets had just gotten swept, again, coming into this series with the Orioles. This was the farthest thing from your mind watching the game. There was no downward spiral, no wheels coming off the train, just R.A. Dickey dazzlingly darting knuckleballs around Oriole bats. Wilson Betemit got a hit in the 5th and ceased our worry about the no-hitter, and Ike Davis got a grand slam in the 6th that ceased our worry about losing the game. From there on it was pure joy.
The Mets have a legitimate Cy Young candidate as the season nears it’s halfway point. They probably have the All-Star Game’s starting pitcher. They have an MVP candidate and a Rookie of the Year candidate. If they could find someone to compete for Rolaids Relief Man there would be nothing this team couldn’t do.