Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder.What do each of these teams have in common?Aside from each having at least one of the best players in the league, all three teams have been ranked as one of the top dogs in the NBA for the upcoming season.Interestingly enough, after 10 consecutive seasons of winning at least 50 replica Longines L3.6188.8.131.52 Men's watch games (and getting graded a B for their offseason performance by ESPN), the Dallas Mavericks enter the 2010-11 season on the outside looking in to the upper echelon teams of the league.Mavericks owner Mark Cuban certainly believes otherwise.The other day when asked if Dallas could beat the Lakers next season Cuban stated,“Hell yes.That's it.Hell yes.We've got the size now.
Not only did R.A. Dickey get a call up fairly early in the season, and not only did he have success right off the bat, but let's face it he has been?the Mets MOST consistent starting pitcher in 2010. Johan Santana has been spectacular for the most part, but he has also had a handful of games that have left the fans scratching their heads. Dickey, on the other hand, has been great?nearly every time he takes the hill.In his last replica Breitling A3235011-G5-292 Men's watch starts, Dickey has allowed more than 3 runs only once, his poor performance in Philadelphia two weeks ago when he allowed 4 earned runs (6 total). Taking his season as a whole, R.A. has made 18 starts and given up more than 3 earned runs only 3 times 4 ER twice and 5 once.
His ERA for the season?is now a ridiculous 2.41, which would be?7th in all of baseball if he had enough?innings to qualify (He should be able to?qualify by the end of the year).In Addition, he has?only 31 walks compared to 77 strikeouts, a great ratio for a knuckleballer. Just how good has R.A. Dickey been in the grand scheme of things? Let's compare him to a few other knuckleball heroes of? the past 25 years:2010 R.A. Dickey (Projected): replica Breitling A453551-G5-3 Men's watch BBIt doesn't take a math major to realize that Dickey's numbers are on par with or better than any of these classic knuckleball pitchers'?in their BEST years.