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
- Doug Flutie, other former QBs compete in knuckleball reality series (newsday.com)
- A bunch of ex quarterbacks to compete for a job as a knuckleball pitcher with the Diamondbacks (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Watching R.A. Dickey’s Knuckleball In Slow Motion Proves How Difficult It Is To Hit (sportsgrid.com)
- 2013 Boston Red Sox: Team May Have New Knuckleball Pitcher in Steven Wright (bleacherreport.com)
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.
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.