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  1. Waiting for Joey Votto's first pop-up ...

    Rob Neyer

    Was reading some old posts in Dan Hennessey's Knuckleballs blog, and came across this: Justin Morneau, Miguel Cabrera, Joey Votto, and Josh Hamilton are simply in another league in terms of ability to hit a baseball. Easily the most valuable offens...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  2. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links might not hustle every time, but they're still going to dinner with Ozzie Guillen and they're not apologizing for nothing ... As if we needed another reason to love Ernie Banks. Rober Alan Dickey might be a knuckleball pitcher, bu...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  3. Will Wakefield be back in 2010?

    Rob Neyer

    Good news for fans of 43-year-old knuckleball pitchers. From MLB Trade Rumors: WEEI's Rob Bradford reports that Tim Wakefield is set to have surgery on the herniated disc in his back next week, likely on Wednesday. Why is this good news? Not ...

    Blog | October 16, 2009
  4. Charlie Haeger mixing 'em up

    Rob Neyer

    Dave Cameron wrote today about Charlie Haeger, our only real candidate to carry on with the knuckleball after Kid '66 finally hangs 'em up. Money quote: Saturday's start was a bit different than his first one, however. In his season debu...

    Blog | August 24, 2009
  5. Rob Neyer: Female knuckleballer in Japan out of her league

    Rob Neyer

    Yeah. I'm sure this has a happy ending ... OSAKA, Japan -- Japan's first female professional baseball player made her debut Friday, striking out one batter in the ninth inning. Eri Yoshida, a 17-year-old who throws a sidearm knuckleball, took t...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  6. Red Sox have a dazzler in Zink

    Rob Neyer

    Following the lead of Tim Wakefield, Charlie Zink could soon have dazzling success for the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2003
  7. Hard facts on soft-tossers

    Rob Neyer

    Knuckleball pitchers are rare in the postseason. So where does Tim Wakefield's performance in Game 1 rank?

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2003
  8. The hard truth: Fernandez must deliver for Reds

    Rob Neyer

    Jared Fernandez and his "hard" knuckleball are a key for the Reds' slim pennant hopes.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2002