Originally written March 25, 2013 on The Daily Stache:
With opening day around the corner and the Daily Stache getting ready to celebrate five years of Mets Blogging Excellence, I thought why not give you the reader a chance to win a great prize. The documentary “Knuckleball” will be released on DVD on April 2nd and the people at MPI/Film buff have given me the opportunity to allow one of you to get one of 3 DVD’s of the best baseball movies I have seen in quite some time. A brief synopsis of the movie is that the film chronicles former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, former Mets pitching coach Charlie Hough, former Atlanta Brave Phil Neikro and the one, the only, former NY Met and 2012 NL CY Young Award winner R.A. Dickey as they talk about their trials and tribulations in trying to master the most difficult pitch in baseball, the Knuckleball. So what I will be doing is starting today during the day on my Twitter account @dailystache I will ask a trivia question and the person with the first correct answer that is Tweeted back to me with the hashtag #StacheTrivia will win a copy of the Knuckleball DVD. So brush up on your knuckleball trivia, follow my twitter account for your chance to win and good luck! Official Rules: You are only allowed to win One DVD per person and this contest is open to residents of the Continental USA only. No current or former Stache Writers are allowed to enter. You can check out the DVD here by clicking the link: Knuckleball DVD To learn more about this great film that I believe any fan of the game baseball has to have, you can check out the write below. The definitive documentary about the impossible-to-hit pitch, the knuckleball! From acclaimed filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback; Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work) this heartfelt, funny and deeply engaging film delves into the legendary subculture of the knuckleball and the brotherhood of men who share the drive, imagination and humility to throw baseball‘s slowest, most disrespected pitch. Filmed throughout the 2011 season, KNUCKLEBALL follows 37 year-old R.A. Dickey (New York Mets and 2012 All-Star) and 18-year veteran Tim Wakefield, formerly the oldest player in the major leagues and an icon of the Boston Red Sox, detailing their personal and professional triumphs of the season while exploring the bond between them and their only allies, the five living retired knuckleballers – Charlie Hough, Wilbur Wood, Jim Bouton, Tom Candiotti, and Hall of Famer Phil Niekro. KNUCKLEBALL is the story of these extraordinary men, and the sacrifices they made to a pitch that would come to define their lives. Bonus Features include: Nearly 2 hours of Featurettes, Interviews, and More The post #StacheTrivia: Knuckleball DVD Giveaway appeared first on The Daily Stache.
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