Amazing R.A. Dickey Knuckleball in slow motion -

Amazing R.A. Dickey Knuckleball in slow motion

Are you kidding me?  No wonder this ball is so tough to hit and he won the NL Cy Young this year.  Good god, that pitch is a great way to get the batter’s knees to buckle.

Looks like the Toronto Blue Jays have made a sound investment trading for Dickey and giving him a 2-year $25 Million extension.

[GIF via Imgur] [HT: @james_in_to]

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7 Comments

  1. Bubba
    December 21, 2012 - 

    Would love to have seen Gaylord Perry’s spitball in slow mo.

  2. Michael J Skalitzky
    December 21, 2012 - 

    Maybe a knucklehead can only hit it!

  3. mr
    December 22, 2012 - 

    Even the catcher closes his eyes and stabs at the ball.

  4. boliver
    December 22, 2012 - 

    What’s that black speck on the ball? Hmm. . .

    • smiles for miles
      December 22, 2012 - 

      I think that “black spot” is most likely the mlb logo.

  5. Mark Schroeder
    December 22, 2012 - 

    Yeah but I would like to see one that doesn’t knuckle and is just lobbed up and see a batter hit a home run off of it. Al Kaline was pretty good at hitting a knuckle ball and he says all you have to do is stay within yourself.

    • matt
      December 24, 2012 - 

      errm… stay within your self? and 80mph knuckleball that moves randomly and that your eyes can’t see for the last quarter of its flight???

      what he means when he says stay within yourself is ..SWING AND HOPE!

      because there is physically no way you can actually pre-empt where that exact pitch is going

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