Dickerson Definitely Listens To Bob Seger, Ready To "Turn The Page" With The Pirates
Dickerson was sore about the Rays reducing payroll and embarrassed that he was its latest victim, all while his wife, Beth Anne, was preparing to deliver their second child. Dickerson was at the hospital last Thursday when he learned that the Pirates had traded for him, just hours before his son, Miller, was born at 5:58 p.m.
After a whirlwind weekend, Dickerson reported to the Pirates on Monday morning and spoke with the media about the trade that sent reliever Daniel Hudson, minor-league infielder Tristan Gray and $1 million to Tampa. Dickerson makes $5.95 million this season.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Dickerson will start in left field, filling the void left by the trade of Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants last month. Dickerson batted .282, with a career-high 27 home runs and 62 RBI last season while splitting time between left field and designated hitter. He's a left-handed power bat who has hit 24 or more homers in three of his five MLB seasons.
"Whenever it finally happened, I was just excited," Dickerson said. "I'm the kind of person (who asks), what's next? I turn the page really quickly. All I'm worried about is competing. I'm a very competitive person. I always try to turn the page quickly."
Oh, the sentiments goes both ways, Corey. Pirates fans didn't want to crack the Bucco book to start with so after the whole Cutch-Cole exodus occurred, you were most certainly a pleasant surprise, good sir.
Ah yes, whenever a new door opens, I like to put on some Bob Seger (or Bobby Seegs as I refer to him.) Nothing gets you wanting to pack a figurative or literal suitcase more than a little of that Silver Bullet Band. I bet you Dickerson is a big Seger guy. Probably grew up with that Greatest Hits CD like I did.
With a a little help from Bobby, let's connect the Seger tunes to Corey's potential trajectory with the Pirates
- "Against The Wind" probably made him feel sentimental of the past, yet reflective of the unknown that faced him, so he probably played this right when he got DFA'd & traded from Tampa. He likely followed this up with "We've Got Tonight" just to wring out all those memories.
- "Like A Rock" was likely played on his Chevy pick-up drive over to Buccos' base in Bradenton, of course after much relaxation and meditation while laying on the hood of said pick-up.
- "Turn The Page" makes one go into "let's correct the course by taking action mode" andd this action is happening right now in Florida (as stated above if you missed this. In the future, please don't skip segments of my article.)
- Opening Day and all of April will have a lot of "Old Time Rock & Roll". Spring and optimism will do that to ya. I know I'd be pepped full of zest and would want to be slamming dingers off the bat like they were records off the shelf (let's just hope it's not the Jimmy Fallon rendition).
- "Mainstreet" is quite appropriate if he finds himself ever having to take the T downtown or wants to tip a couple back in Larryville at Industry. Just avoid those Connect Cards as much as you can, Corey. They're not fare friendly. Total scam, I say.
- Slumps come to everyone, and I'm sure one or two will hit Dickerson this year. His Beats headphones will surely be soothing such droughts with "Still The Same".
- When July shows up so does the All-Star Break. It's in Washington D.C. this year, but Corey could give a damn. If he repeats his All-Star bid he'll be blaring "Hollywood Nights" off an old Panasonic Boombox.
- Autumn rolls around and whether Bucs find success or failure, Corey will 100% be working on them "Night Moves". That song can be applicable to pretty much any situation. Just makes you want to move those shoulders in some sort of rhythmic pattern.
Just know Corey, we're all ready to run "Against The Wind" with you. Well, not everyone. Some people are still pissed, but I dig it.