CBS reporter Leslie Stahl, and Rich Bonin, producer of last night’s segment on R.A. Dickey, speak in this fascinating clip about the interview, the somewhat unexpected turns it took, including Dickey’s explanation of hitting rock bottom– a near attempt at suicide, a death-defying swim across the Missouri River, and coming to terms with the sexual abuse he suffered at 8 years old.
So… it’s not exactly baseball-themed hilarity to kick off your week with, but it’s some pretty damn poignant stuff from 60 Minutes Overtime.
From the 60 Minutes segment itself, CBS News has three additional clips up: the story of Dickey’s wife giving birth just before the start of a ballgame, an expensive baseball glove given anonymously to him when he was a teenager, and falling in love at first sight.
You can also watch the whole segment at CBS Sports right here.
Check out the Overtime clip after the jump…