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The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 59 (Grantland Network)

13 September 2011

Today’s guest is R.A. Dickey, knuckleball-throwing pitcher for the New York Mets. Follow him on Twitter @RADickey43.

The topics we cover:

  • 0:30-2:48: R.A. Dickey Face
  • 2:49-8:25: His early career: losing his signing bonus because of the discovery that he doesn’t have an Ulnar Collateral Ligament, and a long stint in the minor leagues
  • 8:26-17:08: All about the knuckleball
  • 17:09-19:58: What kind of pitching coach would a knuckleballer become?
  • 19:59-22:57: How do the Mets’ ownership issues and stadium changes impact players?
  • 22:58-25:09: Star Wars night at Citi Field
  • 25:10-29:10: Red Light District Outreach Mumbai and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 29:11-30:04: The Mets’ reaction to one of their top pitchers climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 30:05-end: Embracing social media, and writing a book

Win lunch, a ballpark tour, game tickets, and memorabilia from R.A. Dickey.

Player embedded below. To download, right click here.

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