According to the Wall Street Journal, the Mets have asked R.A. Dickey to not go ahead with his climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The Mets also informed Dickey's agents that if the knuckleballer is injured during his climb, they reserve the right to void the final year of his contract.
None of this should come as a surprise. Any other ball club would do the same.
The 37-year-old is climbing the tallest free-standing mountain on the planet to raise money and awareness for Bombay Teen Challenge, an organization that seeks to end sex trafficking in India.
Dickey, along with Mets bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello and Colorado Rockies pitcher Kevin Slowey, will leave on January 4 to begin the trek up the mountain.
Dickey and Co. will be hiking up a mountain which, according to the Wall Street Journal article, is considered to be relatively safe (as safe as a mountain can be to climb, I guess).
Best of luck to all of them.