New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey reveals being sexually abused as a child in his memoir, as well as being confronted with drug use while a member of the Texas Rangers.
Dickey's personal story goes on sale this week. Excepts were published by Sports Illustrated.
The right-hander discusses how he was abused at the hands of a teenage babysitter as an 8-year-old.
"The babysitter chucks the pillows and stuffed animals out of the way," Dickey writes, in his autobiography. "Wherever I Wind Up." "She looks at me and says, Get in the bed. I am confused and afraid. I am trembling. The babysitter has her way with me four or five more times that summer, and into the fall, and each time feels more wicked than the time before. Every time that I know I'm going back over there, the sweat starts to come back. I sit in the front seat of the car, next to my mother, anxiety surging. I never tell her why I am so afraid. I never tell anyone until I am 31 years old."
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Sunday, March 06, 2011
by Clay McKinney
Pinstripe Defection is the story of a twenty-nine-year-old Arkansas
attorney, Jason Browning, and his legal battle with the New York Yankees. Jason was hired by Gustavo Ricalde, the owner of a Mexican League baseball team, who dealt a recently-defected Cuban player to the Yankees. Once terms of the contract for the player, Michel Hernandez, were met the Yankees were to pay the Mexican League team $500,000. But once request for payment was made the Yankees claimed to know nothing of the contract, likened the request to extortion and threatened to call in the FBI.