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Mets threaten Dickey over Kilimanjaro ascent

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08:15 AM ET 12.28 | Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is in training ... for an ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. Dickey planned [the trip] in large part to raise money and awareness for a charity, Bombay Teen Challenge, which helps victims of sex trafficking in India. But on a team perpetually beset by injuries, Dickey's planned expedition has also caused some consternation in the front office. A few months ago, the Mets sent a letter to Dickey's agent warning him that they reserve the right to void the remaining year on his contract if he is injured on the mountain. They can't stop him from going, but they clearly would prefer he did not. "If we thought it was a good idea, we wouldn't have sent the letter," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said.

The Wall Street Journal

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December 28, 2011  09:48 AM ET

Seriously? They are huffing and puffing over a 36 year old journeyman doing something that 100's of tourists do every year? They'd be better served to make their players give up crotch rocket motor cycles and skiing.

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December 28, 2011  10:07 AM ET

Aren't the Mets dealing with enough bad PR as it is?

December 28, 2011  10:11 AM ET
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Seriously? They are huffing and puffing over a 36 year old journeyman doing something that 100's of tourists do every year? They'd be better served to make their players give up crotch rocket motor cycles and skiing.

Good point.

December 28, 2011  10:24 AM ET

Who friggin cares....it's not like we're talking about Sandy Kofax in his prime...this guy Dickey is probably a better mountain climber than a pitcher..just think of the salary they save if let's say he slips....oops....

December 28, 2011  10:33 AM ET

That should get his attention. I know I hate it when my dickey gets threatened.

December 28, 2011  10:49 AM ET

No Dickey...no money.

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December 28, 2011  11:11 AM ET
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5 dolla show yu good time.......

You'd need 3x that much to park at Dodger Stadium. And McSleaze is trying to hold onto the lots when he sells the team.

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December 28, 2011  11:32 AM ET
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5 dolla show yu good time.......

Private Joker: Five dollars is all my mom allows me to spend.

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