February 14, 2013
R.A. Dickey living in spotlight, but never wants to feel entitled
By KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey says he has learned from experience that nothing is certain in baseball and that he, and his teammates, can't take anything for granted. (REUTERS)

The crew from 60 Minutes has come and gone. The whirlwind of interviews has started to subside. Through it all, R.A. Dickey seems unfazed.

“It doesn’t feel irregular,” he said Thursday. “It’s not more than I can manage. Coming from New York certainly prepares you for that aspect of the job. There are certain boundaries that you have to maintain to make sure you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing, for what you’re paid to do. Being an older guy, having some experience, I feel I can handle it.”

Leslie Stahl and about 10 of her crew were in Dunedin for three days this week, taping the final bits for a future 60 Minutes segment featuring Dickey. The crew also accompanied him to India with his two daughters last month on a mission of mercy.

Now, he’s back to concentrating on baseball.



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