A lot of hubbub was made yesterday about the Mets trying to put a stop to R.A. Dickey's trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.
Usually, the teams makes silly or stupid decisions regarding things like this, and though an unpopular move, I'm with them on this one.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not a walk in the park. He's not cycling around Central Park for charity, running in a 5K or going door-to-door selling cookies (thought the Mets may need to resort to that to pay some bills). He's climbing a freaking mountain - and it's not just any mountain - it's the highest mountain in Africa.
Would you want your second best pitcher (or best pitcher, if you like) climbing a 19,000 foot mountain? Heck, you're all Mets fans - do you want him doing it? Would you want to do it?
A lot can go wrong up there. It's dangerous, cold, dangerous, windy, dangerous, a volcano and very, very dangerous. You'd never catch me up there.
Dickey, though, seems adamant that he will be making the trek no matter what. So, the most the Mets and fans can do is wish him well and hope he stays safe.
Good luck. Godspeed. Please don't die.