Yesterday, 37-year-old knuckleballer R.A. Dickey threw a one-hit gem against the Tampa Bay Rays, winning his major league-leading 10th game of the season and setting a Mets franchise record for consecutive scoreless innings with 32 2/3. The Mets—still high on Johan Santana's first Mets franchise no hitter earlier this month—are appealing the one hit against Dickey, arguing it was actually an error by David Wright, in an attempt to get their second no hitter ever. But Dickey isn't so keen on that: "I don't know if it would be quite as satisfying. I think the asterisk beside the no-hitter would get more attention than the no-hitter, you know?" Dickey told reporters. "Plus, you're not pitching the eighth, ninth inning with the pressure of a no-hitter going, you know? It would be a little bit cheap."

You can re-watch the play in question at Deadspin. Mets manager Terry Collins acknowledged the appeal was very unlikely to work, but called this a special moment for Dickey: “We’re probably not going to win it, but what the heck.” Wright certainly felt bad for the play, though he joked around later: "It's the first inning. Had I known that it was going to be a one-hitter, I would have tried a little harder or something."

“I feel like I’m performing like one of the best,” Dickey added. “To call myself the best, I don’t want to do that. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with acknowledging that I’m in a pretty good streak and I’m performing well.” He's not alone in feeling that way: Grantland thinks he's the most fascinating player in baseball, the Daily News thinks he deserves to start the All-Star Game, ESPN thinks he's a Cy Young candidate, and NY Magazine thinks he's having the greatest season by a knuckleballer in history.

We agree with that last one, but we'll always love him no matter what for Orcrist thе Goblin Ax.