I asked Dickey about the Daily News article that mentioned how he was looking up stats on the Internet before his last start, hoping to find out precisely which stats he was looking up and how he used them. But he told me it wasn’t true. He said there may have been stats up on the computer when he sat down, but he wasn’t looking at them.
Josh Thole appeared amused by the entire conversation, either because of Dickey’s elocution or because I had the gall/stupidity to ask a baseball player about his stats. Ike Davis, on his way to the shower, chimed in that they only look at their record.
Dickey said the team goes over hitters’ tendencies and baserunning habits in their pitcher meetings at the beginning of each series, but that most players he knows intentionally avoid looking at their stats or anyone else’s during the season.