Tim Wakefield made a living off his ability to throw a knuckleball, and he'll soon be giving the world an inside look as his mastery.
Wakefield will be starring in a documentary called Knuckleball!, which aims to deconstruct the unpredictable and erratic pitch.
Joining the former Red Sox right-hander in the documentary are other current and former knuckleballers, including R.A. Dickey, Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough, Jim Bouton and Tom Candiotti. Wakefield's pursuit of career win No. 200 is chronicled as part of the entertaining film, which was put together by acclaimed documentarians Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg.
The documentary will have a large scale premiere later on this summer, but it will screen on Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m. ET at the Somerville Theatre as part of the 10th annual Independent Film Festival Boston. Tickets are $10 online in advance, and $11 at the door.
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The last Red Sox [team stats] manager to receive the kind of booing that was rained upon Bobby Valentine yesterday was Don Zimmer.
And that was more than 30 years ago.
But here’s the thing: While there...
Things have not gone as planned for the Boston Red Sox, but down on the farm with the club's Triple-A Pawtucket, there are plenty of things to be pleased about. Perhaps most interestingly has been the work of veteran right-hander Aaron Cook, who was sent down at the end of the spring training. With the big club's pitching all over the place, Cook has been a rock for the PawSox...
Via Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest
April 22, 2012
The Red Sox bullpen had an ugly Saturday afternoon by giving up 13 earned runs in 3 innings. That is a meltdown of epic proportions, but it appears the 8th inning sing-along at Fenway perturbed Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe.
If they play Sweet Caroline between innings, somebody should get fired. I’m sorta serious.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) April 21, 2012
We just blew a 9...
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Daniel Bard will stay in the starting rotation, but may be available to pitch in relief early in the week.
The Red Sox will skip Bard's scheduled start in the rotation after Sunday's game against the New York Yankees was rained out.
There was speculation that Bard could be moved to closer after a spectacular meltdown Saturday...
The Boston Red Sox are moving Daniel Bard to the bullpen - temporarily, at least.
With rain washing out Bard's scheduled start against the New York Yankees on Sunday night, manager Bobby Valentine said Bard will skip his turn in the rotation and be available in relief. But when the Red Sox need a fifth starter, it will be Bard.
''As the plan is now, he's our fifth...
Unfortunately, we have heard this story one too many times. Like several other athletes before him, Derek Lowe recently fell victim to a home burglary. The most troubling part of the break in is that one of the valuables that was stolen cannot easily be replaced. According to the News-Press, $90,000 worth of possessions were stolen from Lowe’s home in Florida, one of which was...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It's two games. Two wins. Two days that haven't been disasters. Is that enough to stake the season on? The Red Sox were resolute in their 11-2 win against Minnesota on Tuesday night...
The Yankees sure know how to ruin a party, huh? The Red Sox' longtime rivals came into Fenway Park this weekend and put a hurting on the Boston pitching staff, taking the first two games of the series before rain washed away any chances of a sweep on Sunday night. It's clear that Sox fans aren't happy with what they've seen on the field, but for some reason, that...
As much as I'd like to lay the blame for the 4-10 Boston Red Sox start on Bobby Valentine, it's not is mess. He's had exactly 14 games to reverse the dysfunction of the September collapse, hardly enough for a litmus test. Look at the mess he's inherited:Josh Bard and the bullpen dilemma: It wasn't Valentine that moved Bard to the starting rotation. That's...
Leave him in the starting rotation. Yup, that’s what I think. Here’s the case for why he shouldn’t be moved back to the bullpen:
Yeah, the Red Sox relievers have an MLB worst 8.06 combined ERA. But Boston’s starters also have the second worst ERA in baseball at 5.81, so at the moment it’s kind of lose lose either way. But we’re only 15 games in, and 12 of those...
Kevin Youkilis can now add "husband" to the list of words describing the Boston third baseman. Youkilis and Julie Brady, the sister of Tom Brady, have been engaged for a bit, but the couple decided to skip the pomp and wedding bells for a private ceremony at their home in Weston on Thursday, the Boston Herald reports. It's not as if Youkilis tied the knot and then ran...
Are you trying to kill me?
-Bobby Valentine to Alfredo Aceves when he made a visit to the mound in the 9th after Aceves got a LONG out that everyone thought was a homer for a wee bit.
Bobby may drive me crazy, but the dude has jokes. Mad jokes.
Cody Ross homered twice, tying the game with a two-run shot in
the seventh inning and giving Boston the lead with two outs in the
ninth to snap a five-game losing streak for the Red Sox and beat
the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Monday night.
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