Monday 04, Jun 2012
New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey recently discussed only his chronicles in detail in memoirs that is about to hit bookstores.
Dickey, author of “Wherever I Wind Up,” discusses finding a syringe in the clubhouse of Texas Rangers in 2001.
As detailed in the book, Dickey reveals how he felt disgust with the prospect of teammates cheating when he spotted the syringe. He made four appearances for the Rangers during the ’01 season, while primarily pitching for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
“The sight of it makes me cringe, the shiny thin needle lying randomly on the tile floor,” Dickey writes. “My mind races with thoughts about how and why it got there. I know as much about needles as I do about jewelry, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t a sewing needle. I don’t know if this syringe injected a Ranger with insulin or cortisone or B12 or anabolic steroids, though you can hazard a guess when you run through the roster of my muscle-laden teammates.
“I’d never seen a syringe in a baseball clubhouse before. I’ve not seen one since. It may have been used for the most benign of purposes, but the mere sight of it makes me feel as though I am looking straight at Evil — like seeing a weapon somebody left behind at a crime scene.”
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