Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/14/14
R.A. Dickey's wild ride this season just keeps getting better.  The New York Mets surprise star this season appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and showed the host how to throw his now famous knuckleball last night.

Letterman— a huge baseball fan— said he was "dumbfounded" about the rotation of the knuckleball pitch when it is leaves Dickey's hand.

"Are you squirting the ball out with the momentum?" asked Dave to audience laughter.

"It doesn't feel like a squirt, but a popping," replied Dickey.



The 37 year-old developed his knuckleball— which many argue might be the best one ever— to prolong his career and it is paying off.

After appearing in the All-Star Game Tuesday, the 12-game winner was back in New York pitching the ball to Letterman on his "The Late Night" set Wednesday.

After tossing the ball back-and-forth a few times with the amused host, Dickey joked, "I feel like I'm at the circus."

The audience loved it almost as much as Dave.




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