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Josh Booty talks MLB, NFL, the Knuckler, and Oxygenade

Josh Booty's high school career was legendary. He was the first high school player to throw for 10,000 career yards which includes 126 touchdowns. His 12,105 total career yards (11,700 passing yards and 405 rushing yards) ranks eighth all time.  He was so good at baseball he was drafted by the Florida Marlins (fifth overall 1994). In five minor league seasons he clubbed...
Via The GM's Perspective
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks release ex-QB Booty

The Arizona Diamondbacks have released Josh Booty, who had earned an invitation to the team's spring training by winning a televised knuckleball competition among former college quarterbacks. ''The Next Knuckler'' competition was held on MLB Network, with Booty beating out his brother John David Booty, Doug Flutie, David Greene and Ryan Perrilloux. Josh Booty...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Reality hits for 'Next Knuckler' Booty

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The "Next Knuckler" experiment is officially over. The Diamondbacks on Wednesday released pitcher Josh Booty, the former Marlins infield prospect, LSU quarterback and winner of the MLB Network reality show "The Next Knuckler." "We thoroughly enjoyed being a part of 'The Next Knuckler' and having Josh in camp," D-backs president...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

'Next Knuckler' Booty assigned to minors

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Diamondbacks on Wednesday sent Josh Booty, winner of the MLB Network competition "The Next Knuckler," to minor-league camp without a Cactus League appearance. He was among 15 players who were reassigned. Booty, a former LSU quarterback and Marlins infield prospect, won an spot in D-backs camp by beating fellow ex-quarterbacks Doug Flutie, Ryan...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

'Next Knuckler' Booty to get first game action

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Booty, in camp after winning MLB Network's "Next Knuckler" competition, got a first-hand look at the game's best -- and only -- knuckleballer Friday night when he watched R.A. Dickey warm up before his start for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field. On a back field Sunday at the D-backs' spring...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Marlins actually hold the rights to "The Next Knuckler" winner

MLB Network's reality show The Next Knuckler concluded last week with former LSU quarterback and Marlins third baseman Josh Booty winning the competition, and an inviation to Spring Training with the Arizona Diamondbacks. One problem: the Marlins still hold the rights to Booty according to Fox Sports. How'd we get here? Well, when Booty retired from baseball in 1999...
Via Awful Announcing
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Next Knuckler Reports To Camp

Josh Booty may have won the MLB Network’s “The Next Knuckler,” but his work has just begun. Booty showed up to camp on Thursday and worked a bit in the bullpen with former Major League knuckler and current Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Tom Candiotti. “He’s got the best fastball of any knuckleballer I’ve ever seen,” Candiotti told MLB. “He can flat out throw it...
Via Full Spectrum Baseball
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Former NFL Quarterback Josh Booty Beats Out Doug Flutie to Win Non-Roster Invite to Diamondbacks Spring Training

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Former major league infielder Josh Booty has won a reality television show by throwing the best knuckleball, and will go to spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Booty is set to report to camp Friday with a non-roster invitation. The show on the MLB Network was called “The Next Knuckler.” Booty met Thursday with Diamondbacks announcer Tom Candiotti...
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Booty is Back in Baseball

After being out of professional baseball for 15 years, former first round draft pick (and NFL prospect) Josh Booty is back in the game.As a 37-year-old knuckleballer.Booty, who was taken fifth overall by the then-Florida Marlins in 1994, saw his Major League career fizzle after just 13 big league games from 1996-1998.  Now, after winning the MLB Network's reality series "...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

TV show winner Booty 'serious' about D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Josh Booty reported to Diamondbacks camp Friday after winning MLB Networks The Next Knuckler competition. It does not appear to be a lark. Booty, 37, brought a 90 mph fastball to go with his newfound knuckleball, and he said he plans to be around for the long haul. I am not here to goof off, Booty said. "My goal would be to pitch in a game. I feel I can...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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