R.A. Dickey is named the National Cy Young Award winner- once again making history! What a way to top off a SENSATIONAL storybook season! Dickey becomes the first knuckleballer to receive the award and the third pitcher in Mets history, joining the ranks of Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden. I’d have to say that’s pretty good company!
Even though his future with the Mets is not so black and white, it is clear that Dickey has made an everlasting impact on the franchise. Even when asked about his future with the team, Dickey stated that he would love to end his career in a Mets uniform. (Trust me, Mets fans would love nothing more than that!)
R.A. Dickey has made this an amazing day to be a Mets fan. He is not only a talented pitcher, but a man with a heart of gold. He made the fans feel as if they won the award, too! Dickey has continuously shown great appreciation for the New York Mets fan base and even recognized their support as a contributing factor in his winning this award.
Even during his acceptance, Dickey was incredibly humble and continued to thank everyone in his life for all of their help and support. Congratulations to you, R.A. Dickey, on this amazing honor, your historic season, and the light that you brought to Mets fans during a dark season! You gave us something to cheer for and to have faith in at a time when it is particularly difficult to be a Mets fan. I really hope that the Mets find some solution to keeping both David Wright and Dickey on the team for the long haul.
“To win the Cy Young Award at his age is more incredible than when I won at age 20.”–Dwight Gooden
“This is something to be celebrated with everybody. Not least among these are the fans in New York. They will never know how much it meant for them to come out when we were having a tough season, and get loud and put up signs, all kinds of things like that. They supernaturally affected me in a way that was positive.”– R.A. Dickey
“I’m not afraid to say that it’s been an incredible experience with the New York Mets…I certainly would love to stand on Opening Day … at the plate and lift up the Cy Young trophy and tell everybody that they were a part of this. And I hope that that will happen. I really do.“ – Dickey on his future