Part of Dickey’s charm is that he admits to thinking about such things as he soaks in every bit of this dream season.
“I don’t think I would be credible if I sat here and said I think about the All-Star Game or being the best pitcher in baseball,’’ he said. “It’s a motivator for me. I’ll say this: I feel like I’m performing like one of the best.
“And it’s nice because I’ve been on the other side of the coin.’’
Yes, there’s a bit of a fairy-tale quality to all of this, Dickey rising to such heights in his late 30s after knocking around as a journeyman for so many years. He might have to do an epilogue to that book of his.
But here’s what Dickey also seems to be saying to Mets fans: it’s OK to dream."