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Catching the Nubious Knuckleball!

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GFBB Note: I never could figure out why there was such a fuss about that crazy knuckleball. It only took one look at this video and I got it! Whew ….. that a pitcher could continually throw such a pitch is amazing! That a catcher could catch it? Phenomenal ~  

Reblogged from: A Year of Baseball

Originally posted on Endless Summer:

I came across this picture on the internet a couple weeks ago. Love it. I love the way the catcher is doing the best he can back there to catch it. Barely any spin on that pitch, and it dances up to the plate.

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It reminds me of Jim Bouton and his book Ball Four – one of the books I plan on picking up this spring. In fact, I should start it soon, as I believe the book starts in spring training, 1969.

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“42” The Movie Trailer ~ Video

Maybe this should be named “The Jackie Robinson Story”.  I loved this trailer, watched it several times and can’t wait to see the movie which premiers on April 12, 2013.

Baseball Disney Style ~ For Us Kids Everywhere!

YouTube Short from the Walt Disney 1942 Series, “Goofy, How To Play Baseball”

This is a hilarious movie “short” that’s been around since 1942.    The scenes showing the pitcher throwing the various balls, i.e., spit, slow, curve, etc., are laugh- out- loud funny!  I think it’s probably a good idea to know a little something about baseball before you watch it, or you’re going to be one confused baseball player and/or fan, as the case may be.

“Pitcher Winding Up”

Don’t you kind of miss these old Disney cartoons?  We’ve come a long way with technology, but in some ways we haven’t progressed at all.   It’s rather sad that the young kids today aren’t experiencing this good old-fashioned wholesome entertainment.

Thanks for the good stuff Mr. Disney.  It’s not very sophisticated by today’s standards, but it was sure a lot of fun!

Just killing a little time here before the regular baseball season resumes.  Is it Friday yet?