For those who have seen the new documentary “Knuckleball” will undoubtably agree with this statement: It’s awesome. For those who haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. It’s definitely worth a watch.
This is one of the better sports documentaries I have seen in recent years.
The reason is that it’s not just about the knuckleball—it’s about the struggles of the very few men who have tried to master it in the big leagues. Just as the pitch itself is unpredictable, so were the careers of Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey, Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough and Wilbur Wood. The film focuses on Wakefield and Dickey, but it also tells the tale of the camaraderie among all the knucklers—and the responsibility they all feel to the legacy of the pitch that made their dreams come true.
For a teaser, click knuckleball.
If R.A Dickey wasn’t one of your favourite Blue Jays, he most likely will be by the time you finish watching this movie.