R.A. Dickey. (Associated Press)
Last Modified: Monday, December 24, 2012 1:26 PM
You'd think I'd have something related to Christmas today, that I'd save something like this for baseball season, but it's only recently emerged, and it's worth seeing.
I've always loved watching — and trying to throw — the knuckleball.
When I covered LSU baseball regularly, some of the managers would show off their pitches in foul territory before a game or practice, and at least one was convinced he had a big-time knuckleball.
The best knuckleball I ever saw up close was when I played Senior League baseball in South Lake Charles, at the Brentwood fields. Wade Fruge was a pitcher on our team, and he threw a nasty knuckleball.
Guess who was the catcher? Yeah. Me.
That thing was crazy. Seeing R.A. Dickey's pitch dance around reminded me of those days. One of the guys I work with now is also enthralled with this image.