Originally written on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 10/20/14
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In a new reality show series debuting on the MLB Network on Feb. 13, skilled knuckleballer Tim Wakefield — who spent most of his storied MLB career slinging the unique pitch as a member of the Boston Red Sox — will be teaching the art of knuckleball to a bunch of former — some famous, some not so much — college quarterbacks in a show entitled, The Next Knuckler. The most famous participant in this oddly conceived reality show is without a doubt Doug Flutie, star quarterback from Boston College way back when who later moved on to the professional ranks of the USFL before moving on to stints in the NFL (with stops in the Canadian Football League with the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots (twice), San Diego Chargers and perhaps most prominently with the Buffalo Bills and the related cereal success of Flutie Flakes. As reported by Big League Stew, others taking part on The Next Knuckler are “former major league third baseman Josh Booty of LSU, along with his brother John David Booty ...
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