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R.A. Dickey, already forgotten in New York

Mar 20, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

This is hilarious. Jay Horwitz is the longtime Mets PR guy. He’s relatively new to Twitter. And sometimes, like anyone, he makes mistakes. Pocket tweets. Tweets when he means to send direct messages. You know, the usual stuff.

And sometimes he forgets a former Mets player who won the friggin’ Cy Young last season. And is reminded of such by said friggin’ former Mets player:


  1. professormaddog31 - Mar 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    *slow clap* Well done, Mr. Dickey.

  2. cur68 - Mar 20, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    He’s got a deft touch with the Twitter too, our Canuckelballer does. Looking forward to the updates on this one. The Horwitz “oops!” reply should be good.

    • Old Gator - Mar 20, 2013 at 11:40 PM

      You know what’s funny? I used to be a Mutts fan, and I can’t remember Jay Horowitz.

  3. thebadguyswon - Mar 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    This is what happens when people refuse to retire.

  4. butchhuskey - Mar 20, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    One of Jay’s mea culpa tweets read like this “I’m only 725 years old. Don’t make Twitter mistakes like I do or they’ll crucify you.”

  5. taktrevor - Mar 20, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    he really did go out of his way to apologize to each person who called him on it. cut some slack stone throwers.

  6. superflorio - Mar 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Dickey is a knuckleballer. This year he’ll be 10-12 with a high 3, low 4 ERA. The knuckleballers always hover around .500 winning percentage. Take his 10th year in the majors out of the mix and he’s got a sub-.500 record.

    Maybe Horowitz was just foreshadowing…

    • carbydrash - Mar 20, 2013 at 4:41 PM

      Pitcher winning percentage is very much subject to the team you’re playing for. Phil Niekro “hovered around .500″….with a Braves team that was typically nowhere close to .500. Going 21-20 for a team that wins 64 games is actually being pretty awesome.

      Dickey has been an excellent pitcher the last three years for some pretty bad Mets teams. His lack of wins in 2011 and 2010 has much more to do with players around him. Hint: look at other stats *besides* pitcher wins, or be ready to declare Storm Davis an awesome pitcher in 1989.

    • jlovenotjlo - Mar 20, 2013 at 7:57 PM

      You clearly thumbed yourself up.

      A pitcher’s winning percentage may be the least important pitching statistic in determining his talent. It’s dumb to place any weight on something so circumstantial.

      Horowitz can’t foreshadow something that already happened. I’m not sure what word you’re looking for in this vague point you’re trying to make.

      Just dumb, dude

    • bolweevils2 - Mar 21, 2013 at 9:27 AM

      It’s also misleading to judge the guy on his career numbers when a lot of those years he wasn’t yet a knuckleballer. If you look at his career since he became a knuckleballer, the numbers look pretty impressive.

  7. kranepool - Mar 20, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    It’s obvious Craig that you have not had the good fortune to meet or spend time with Jay Horwitz because you would know how beloved he is in the Mets organization and if you were to ask R.A. Dickey his thoughts on Jay I’m sure he’d tell you he’s a mench!

    • APBA Guy - Mar 20, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      OG, please correct if I’m wrong, but isn’t it “mensch”?

      • kranepool - Mar 20, 2013 at 4:31 PM

        yes you’re right APBA my bad got confused with Kevin Mench

      • Old Gator - Mar 20, 2013 at 11:41 PM

        There ya go – there’s more than one of the chosen on this board.

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