“Sure, I hope [to win the Cy Young Award]. What pitcher doesn’t? What little kid doesn’t, when he grows up, want to be a Cy Young Award winner? Obviously the hope is inside me, but at the same time I’ve got to be able to hold that hope and hold the job at hand. And the job at hand is the St. Louis Cardinals in five days, so that’s where I’ll be. Everybody’s different, but I’ve found when I don’t live in the moment it doesn’t work out well for R.A.”

— R.A. Dickey, speaking to reporters after Friday night’s 3-0 win