(NEW YORK) — New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey wants to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity. The Mets, however, aren’t too crazy about Dickey’s decision to do so.
According from a report from the Wall Street Journal, the Mets have asked Dickey to not take part in the climb. The team sent a letter to Dickey expressing their unhappiness over the issue, and informed the pitcher that they can void his contract if anything happens to him.
“If we thought it was a good idea, we wouldn’t have sent the letter,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told the Journal. “Beyond that, have we tried to dissuade him from going? It seems to me that the letter is enough of an effort to dissuade him, and he intends to go on nonetheless.”
A Mets public relations person has confirmed that Dickey still plans on making the trip in hopes to raise awareness for the Bombay Teen Challenge, which fights human trafficking.
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