R.A. Dickey's political dig

The Mets hurler reached a career milestone and said he's not a self-made man

Published September 28, 2012 6:17PM (EDT)


Last night, R.A. Dickey, a knuckleballer, writer, mountain climber and renaissance man who has even contributed to Salon, became the first Met to win 20 games in a season since 1990. In an interview at Citifield, Dickey capped off the milestone with an unusually political statement for a professional athlete these days, "I am by no way a self-made man."

You can see his gracious post-game interview and thank you to fans at SNY.

By Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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