Dickey is a knuckleballer who has logged far fewer innings than your typical 38-year old veteran. He also lacks an ulner collateral ligament in his pitching elbow which makes him immune from ever needing Tommy John surgery.
Originally Posted by JeTsFan4eVeR
In effect, there is no difference between that 28 year old who will be pitching in his prime through age 33 and Dickey who will be pitching in his prime through age 43.
In fact, that hypothetical 28 year old has a far greater chance of having his career derailed -- or at least delayed -- by Tommy John.
"Gods always behave like the people who make them."