‘Knuckleball’ DVD Review

Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Movies
on April 4, 2013
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DVD ($24.98 / FilmBuff & MPI Media Group)

One of the rarest and most mysterious ways to get a baseball from the pitcher’s mound to home plate, the bedeviling knuckleball—thrown so slow and with so little spin, it can flutter, float and even corkscrew—is difficult for pitchers, challenging for catchers, vexing for umpires and almost impossible for batters. This mesmerizing documentary, focusing on two Major League practitioners of the often-disdained pitch, R.A Dickey of the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox veteran Tim Wakefield, provides fascinating insight into one of baseball’s legendary secret weapons and the men who’ve known how to use it.