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Spoiler Alert: Winner of 'Next Knuckler' announced

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

If you don't want to know the winner of MLB Network's reality series "The Next Knuckler," then you should cease reading this post like right now.

Still with us? Good. Now for the big reveal ...

Booty prevailed over former Georgia QB David Greene in a final competition that entailed pitching a three-inning game against junior-college hitters. Each contestant, of course, relied solely upon his newly cultivated knuckleball.

As noted above, Booty will report immediately to Diamondbacks camp, where he'll be traded because of an appalling lack of grit work with retired knuckler Tom Candiotti. Courtesy of those same D-Backs, here's an action Polaroid of student and teacher ...

For Booty, now begins the quest to actually return to the majors. The former fifth-overall pick made brief appearances with the Marlins across three seasons.

All of this is good news, mostly because the enduring rule of thumb is that more knuckleballers mean more happiness for the rest of us.

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