The Bishop Speaks
Thanks for the thread Paulie. It is a question that has been weighing heavily on my mind for a while now, and as the talks/rumors intesifies, it is an issue that has to be addressed, sooner rather than later.
The C of D: To Be Or Not To Be.
As much as it pains me, the answer is simple: If Robert Allen Dickey is traded, the C of D must close. Speaking strictly for myself, I cannot honor a player from another team in such a fashion, no matter how deeply respect that player.
Obviously RA Dickey will always have a special place in my heart. He will always remain one of my favorite players of all time, and indeed my favorite Met of all time.
I'll always root for him when he's not pitching against us. I'll always cheer for him whenever I see him, even when he's in Citi Field wearing a different uniform. I've always respected greatness. I cheered Henry Aaron when he came into Shea. To me, it will be no different when RA pays us a visit.
But the C of D will be no longer.
"Mr. Martin Tanner, Baritone, of Dayton, Ohio made his Town Hall debut last night. He came well prepared, but unfortunately his presentation was not up to contemporary professional standards. His voice lacks the range of tonal color necessary to make it consistently interesting. Full time consideration of another endeavor might be in order."