GIF: R.A. Dickey throws a side-arm knuckleball
Because a knuckleball isn't hard enough to hit, R.A. Dickey added the element of surprise by dropping down to side-arm on Tuesday night.
At 38 years old, I guess Blue Jays righty R.A. Dickey qualifies as a crafty veteran by default. You know what I mean by crafty veteran, those old guys without big time stuff who seeming to invent pitches and arm angles to remain effective. Bronson Arroyo, Andy Pettitte, guys like that.
On Tuesday night, Dickey took the craftiness to another level by throwing a side-arm knuckleball to Alex Rodriguez for a called strike three. Here, look:
Look at that pitch. It's unhittable. You could tell hitters it's coming and there's still nothing they would be able to do.
Knuckleballs are hard enough to hit, but a side-arm knuckleball? That's crafty, R.A. Very crafty. And sneaky.
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