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'Knuckleball!' to hit Tribeca Film Festival this weekend in New York

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
Does the knuckleball intrigue you, scare you, perplex you? Any of the above? If so, and you live in the New York area, you should consider check this thing out.

The movie "Knuckleball!" debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend in New York City. It stars Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey, Charlie Hough and more. Here is the trailer:



From the Tribeca website, here's what to expect:
Acclaimed documentarians Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback, TFF 2007; Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, TFF 2010) deconstruct the unpredictable and erratic pitching style known as the knuckleball in this highly entertaining and enlightening sports doc. Anchoring the history of the controversial pitch itself are the trials and triumphs of two of its best known practitioners in the major league: veteran Tim Wakefield of the Red Sox as he struggles to clinch his 200th career win, and up-and-comer R.A. Dickey looking to make a name for himself with the New York Mets.

A classic sports story from its glorious highs to its crushing lows, Stern and Sundberg's energetic documentary explores the knuckleball phenomenon through copious archival footage and illuminating interviews with legends like Charlie Hough, all with a level of reverence and detail that would make a true baseball aficionado proud. Through Wakefield and Dickey's tumultuous stories, Knuckleball!demonstrates why the titular pitch is renowned as one of the most difficult to hit in baseball, and also one of the most difficult to master.
Hat-tip: Hardball Talk

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