Found December 21, 2012 on Backyard Sports Blog:
R.A. Dickey has spent the last couple years with the Mets, and was recently traded to the Toronto Blue Jays.  Last year he recorded a record of 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA.  Not to shabby huh??  All of his success can be attributed to the deadly knuckle ball that he throws.  As far as I know he is the only guy throwing it in the MLB right now and the first since Tim Wakefield to see any success with it.  And the GIF above shows you why.  Honestly I'm not even sure how these guys can even foul that thing off.  His catcher can barely even catch the thing.  Easily the dirtiest pitcher in the league right now.   Check out our Home Page for more stories and follow us on Twitter and Facebook
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