Catchers beware: Dickey's a tricky one

Knuckler first pitcher to open his Mets career 4-0 since Kenny Rogers in 1999

Updated: June 12, 2010, 1:05 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

BALTIMORE -- Rod Barajas watched knuckleballer R.A. Dickey tossing a baseball with bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello before Friday's series opener against the Baltimore Orioles. He had visions of what the Mets catcher called "the Josh Bard experience."

Barajas had been the opposing catcher on April 4, 2006, in Arlington, Texas, when Red Sox catcher Bard was charged with three passed balls while trying to catch Tim Wakefield, one of Dickey's knuckleball mentors.

Now with the Mets, Barajas ...

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