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R.A. Dickey Was Abused as a Child

Holy Schnikes, that's frightening. Per Adam Rubin's article on ESPN:

Dickey also discusses being abused at the hands of a teenage babysitter as an 8-year-old. He concealed the abuse for another 23 years.

"The babysitter chucks the pillows and stuffed animals out of the way," Dickey writes. "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."

Gaaaah. Horribly terrifying to say the least. He also talks about finding a needle during his time with the Rangers.

"I'd never seen a syringe in a baseball clubhouse before. I've not seen one since. It may have been used for the most benign of purposes, but the mere sight of it makes me feel as though I am looking straight at Evil -- like seeing a weapon somebody left behind at a crime scene."

http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/7742411/new-york-mets-ra-dickey-chronicles-discovery-syringe-sexual-abuse-memoir

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