Move Over, Chuck: Amazin’ String From Mets’ Knuckleballer Inspires ‘Dickey Facts’
NEW YORK (WFAN) — We’ve all heard ’em. Chuck Norris doesn’t do pushups, he pushes the world down. There’s no chin behind Chuck Norris’ beard, only another fist.
Well, move over, Chuck. There’s a new sheriff in town. And like the former “Walker” star, he also was once a Texas Ranger.
Yep, we’re talking about Mets starter R.A. Dickey.
The 37-year-old took his sensational string to another level Wednesday night, when he twirled a one-hitter against Tampa Bay and became the majors’ first 10-game winner. It wasn’t long afterward that #DickeyFacts took off on Twitter.
The latest handle to dedicate itself to the resurgent veteran has been dubbed — what else? — @DickeyFacts.
Sure, many are recycled Norris jokes. Or were they just on loan from R.A.?
Some of our favorites:
“Fear of spiders is aracnaphobia, fear of tight spaces is chlaustraphobia, fear of R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball is logic. (sic)”
“There are no steroids in baseball. Just players R.A. Dickey has breathed on.”
“When umpires make a call, they turn to R.A. Dickey and say, ‘If that’s alright with you, sir.’ ”
“There used to be a street named after R.A. Dickey, but it was changed because nobody crosses R.A. Dickey and lives.”
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