I am a week behind on this, but I got sidetracked late in 2012 following the Knicks’ wild West road trip, then eating more chicken wings in Buffalo than anyone my age should.
Better late than never: Our sixth annual New York Sports Media Person of the Year Award goes to . . . R.A. Dickey. He was an easy choice, given his accessibility and his dogged insistence on being smart and interesting and climbing big mountains and stuff. He also starred in a documentary and wrote a candid autobiography.
Then, just like that, he was gone, like a knuckler in the wind. Sigh. Past winners: Hank Steinbrenner (2007), Jerry Manuel (2008), Rex Ryan (2009), Mikhail Prokhorov (2010), Amar’e Stoudemire. (2011).