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"Knuckleball!" and R.A Dickey

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Friends,

It was a coincidence that "Knuckleballs!" arrived from Netflix at about the same time that R.A. Dickey started against the Twins. I watched the first half of the documentary by Rickie Stern and Annie Sundberg last night, and finished up after the Twins victory this afternoon.

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What a great movie! This is a must-see for all seamheads out there. "Knuckleball!" documents the 2011 seasons of Tim Wakefield and Dickey, with cameos by Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough, and plenty of footage of other masters of the craft.

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Here's a link to the trailer http://www.knuckleballmovie.com/

The documentary was produced in association with Major League Baseball Productions, and it has the polish to show. Delightful.
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  1. Sconnie's Avatar
    I enjoyed it as well.
  2. Twins Daily Admin's Avatar
    I've wanted to see this for a while. I'll need to look for it on Netflix.
  3. jimbo92107's Avatar
    I saw the whole game from the Legends Club. Dickey's knuckler works best at about 81 to 82mph, but on this 31F day, he was throwing it around 75 to 76mph, so it wasn't behaving the way he wanted. As a result he was having to throw his alternate pitches, a so-so curve and a BP fastball. Twins hitters were simply looking for the knuckles at release. See knuckles, don't swing. Don't see knuckles, sit on the curve. Ka. Boom. Even worse, Dickey really has to hump it up to get 87mph out of his fastball, which hitters can see. If that knuckler isn't working right, it's a long day for Dickey.
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