R.A. Dickey stood about 15 feet from a group of kids, giving each a chance to catch his famous knuckleball. Judging on how most of them dropped it, maybe it is as hard to catch as they say it is.
Dickey and several members of the Stony Brook University baseball team joined up on Wednesday morning at the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House in Long Island City to address 100 kids from United Neighborhood houses, as part of the Mets' Citi Field Kids program. Following a short speech, Dickey and the Stony Brook players held a baseball clinic at a nearby park.
"They want to play baseball now, or they want to go to Stony Brook or they want to become a New York Met, whatever it is," Josh Barry, a left-handed pitcher for Stony Brook, said of the youngsters at the clinic. "It's good to breathe stuff like this in."
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