This is from ESPN.com’s Cy Young predictor:
“He is doing our fraternity proud in proving to people that it is not a trick pitch,” Tim Wakefield told the Daily News. ““It would put a stamp of legitimacy on the pitch, and that is one thing that R.A. wants to do.”
According to Phil Niekro, who also talked to the Daily News, “Every knuckleballer is rooting for him.”
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
I wrote it on Twitter a few weeks ago, and I hear the same today, in talking to reporters who vote, the Cy Young award is Dickey’s to lose. If he gets 20 wins and pitches just average over these next five starts, the Mets should get their first Cy Young winner in nearly three decades… and then the contract negotiations begin.
To read other knuckleballers take on Dickey’s push for the Cy Young, check out this article in the Daily News.