One of my favorite quotes is "giving respect where respect is due." Now, I don't know exactly where that comes from or when I first heard it, but that truth definitely resonates with how I view certain people. I even wrote about giving respect that was due last fall before the 2011 World Series when the St. Louis Cardinals beat my hometown team, Texas Rangers, in 7 games. In that article, I gave some love to David Freese, who responded timely by saving the Cardinals in Game 6 and eventually winning the World Series MVP. However, this time around I want to give some respect and a standing ovation to one R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets, who became the first pitcher in 24 years to throw consecutive 1-hitters since Dave Stieb did it with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1988 (Stats LLC).
|Knuckballer R.A. Dickey|
|Atop Mt. Kilimanjaro|