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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed May 12, 2004 2:03 pm

A long read, but a good one. I'm not sure how many New Yorker readers we have here. :-b

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?040517fa_fact1
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Postby jeffc_76 » Wed May 12, 2004 2:23 pm

Thanks but I already know everything there is to know about knuckleballs as Scooter brought me up to speed. :*)
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Postby LBJackal » Wed May 12, 2004 2:25 pm

“A knuckleball can change so close to the batter that he cannot physiologically adjust to it, so in some sense it’s impossible to hit a breaking knuckleball,” Adair says. “I mean, you can close your eyes and swing, and you might hit it . . .”

I've always loved trying to perfect the knuckleball. Good find, Transmo ;-D
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed May 12, 2004 2:33 pm

jeffc_76 wrote:Thanks but I already know everything there is to know about knuckleballs as Scooter brought me up to speed. :*)


Scooter? Am I missing something?
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Postby Dr.DooM » Wed May 12, 2004 2:34 pm

Excellent article. Good post.
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Postby KolbSaves » Wed May 12, 2004 2:53 pm

thanks for the link, great article
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Postby KPucks » Wed May 12, 2004 2:54 pm

Transmogrifier wrote:
jeffc_76 wrote:Thanks but I already know everything there is to know about knuckleballs as Scooter brought me up to speed. :*)


Scooter? Am I missing something?


Scooter is that dumb baseball that talked like th audience was 2 ears old on FOX and explained what a knuckleball was.
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Postby LBJackal » Wed May 12, 2004 2:58 pm

ahahahaha

I forgot about Scooter. Are they still using him, or have enough people complained, a la Spider-Man 2?
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed May 12, 2004 3:05 pm

Hmmm... I missed Scooter entirely. When was this? Game 7?
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Postby KPucks » Wed May 12, 2004 3:13 pm

Transmogrifier wrote:Hmmm... I missed Scooter entirely. When was this? Game 7?


It was during the first game this year that aired on FOX (yankees vs red sox). Not sure if he is still around.
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