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R.A. Dickey: I came to the end of myself
In order to become one of the best pitchers in baseball, R.A. Dickey had to experience life as one of the worst.
Years of failure, disappointment and worry were necessary for him to find the success he's had this season, success which enables him to step to the mound Thursday with a shot to win his 20th game.
“Ninety-eight percent of the time you almost have to come to the end of yourself...