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What R.A. Dickey Means, over at The Barnstormer (illustration by Andrew Forbes)

More than any other position, pitchers work exceptionally well for this kind of necessary projected faith when you’re feeling completely lost—the determined and isolated man alone, nakedly exposed at the centre of the game, unflinching and steely with so much dependent on him.  When he succeeds it always feels against all odds, regardless of whether or not there’s any truth in that.