R.A Dickey: Still in the Middle of a Streak
By Margaret Renkl
Chapter16.org. 10 October 2012

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is having what sportswriters call a “streak,” scientists call “critical mass,” and Dickey himself calls a “kairotic moment.” To put it more prosaically, this is R.A. Dickey’s year. “Timing is so important in life, I believe,” Dickey recently wrote to Chapter 16 in an email. “I have really felt that this last year has been the culmination of so many things coming together.”

Defining Dickey’s kairotic juncture should probably start with baseball. Despite spending most of his career in the minors, the 37-year-old has won 20 games for the New York Mets with a pitch that baseball purists consider a gimmick.