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R.A. Dickey does ‘The Daily Show’ (Video)

Kevin Kaduk
Big League Stew

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey sat down with Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" on Tuesday night and the comedian's first question was a good one: "How can the Mets screw this up?"

The 2012 NL Cy Young winner deftly avoided that land mine, but what followed was a solid six minutes of Dickey talking baseball with one of the city's biggest Mets fans.

Here are a few highlights:

On speculation he could be traded: "I'm hoping to be here man. I love it here ... [But] Sandy Alderson has a job to do. He's paid to make the Mets better. I have to try and be as professional as I can and try to understand that."

On the possibility of moving his family: "It's hard. Baseball in general is so dysfunctional as a lifestyle. You're playing 162 games in 183 days, not to mention spring training is another 40 days.  So the thought of taking your family to Toronto or L.A., that takes a lot of thought power."

On his recent success after a lot of career struggles: "My career trajectory has been almost knuckleballish. But it's nice to be at a peak, I can tell you that."

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