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(Oddball Sports)   Mets' R.A. Dickey could become the first Triple Crown of Pitching winner to never throw a pitch above 80 mph   (oddballsportsblog.com) divider line 5
    More: Cool, R.A. Dickey, Dickey, Mets, Rare Ltd., knuckleball pitch, Pedro Martinez, Tim Wakefield, Justin Verlander  
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2012-06-21 09:32:35 AM  
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cameroncrazy1984: This season he's throwing an entirely different style of knuckler.


An entirely different style of knucker all together
2012-06-21 11:04:09 AM  
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Gulper Eel: It just took Dickey longer to make his discovery.


After retirement, he and Wakefield should open an academy in remote Mongolia and offer to train knuckleballers like Pai Mei.
2012-06-21 08:08:20 AM  
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SoxSweepAgain: Knuckleballers also set up teams for the next pitcher because they are so befuddling.


Frank Francisco would make every ninth inning an adventure even if he was following a Dickey-Seaver.Gooden-Koosman-Ryan Voltron.
2012-06-21 08:04:17 AM  
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MartinD-35: Not true - he routinely throws a knuckler above 80, which is an insanely impossible pitch to hit. He has the fast ball knuckler and the change up knuckler and he throws them for strikes. He had the Nationals all twisted up in their panties the other day. Also, it's hilarious to watch Strasburg make top major league hitters look like little leaguers who are seeing their first curve ball. Bailing out afraid to get hit on a ball that curves right over the center of the plate. I had a kid in the 15 year old league who could throw a really fast knuckler - it was almost uncatchable it broke so fast and so unpredictably. It's easily the hardest pitch to learn how to throw.


Not to mention to catch. "The best way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling then pick it up" -- Bob Uecker.
2012-06-21 06:58:49 AM  
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Not true - he routinely throws a knuckler above 80, which is an insanely impossible pitch to hit. He has the fast ball knuckler and the change up knuckler and he throws them for strikes. He had the Nationals all twisted up in their panties the other day. Also, it's hilarious to watch Strasburg make top major league hitters look like little leaguers who are seeing their first curve ball. Bailing out afraid to get hit on a ball that curves right over the center of the plate. I had a kid in the 15 year old league who could throw a really fast knuckler - it was almost uncatchable it broke so fast and so unpredictably. It's easily the hardest pitch to learn how to throw.
 
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