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WATCH: Pablo Sandoval's belt pops up during at-bat

No one will ever accuse Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval of being the skinny guy at the table. His waistline has been the topic of many discussions and many jokes throughout his career in Major League Baseball. On Saturday he topped all the jokes about him with one big fail during an at-bat against the Toronto Blue Jays. While taking a hack at the plate, his belly got...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dickey roughed up for Blue Jays in win over Tigers

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey was roughed up for four runs in five innings Thursday and the Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4. After quickly retiring the Tigers in order in the first, the 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner allowed two runs in the second on a single by James McCann and a throwing error by center fielder Kevin Pillar. Jose Iglesias hit an RBI...
Via Associated Press
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Dickey throws 2 innings in Blue Jays' 4-4 tie with Phillies

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey got his first spring training action out of the way with a fairly uneventful two innings in the Blue Jays' 4-4, nine-inning tie with the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. Dickey set the Phillies down in order in the first inning. The 41-year-old former NL Cy Young winner gave up an RBI single to Cameron Rupp with two outs in...
Via Associated Press
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey’s unique stuff and conventional problems

There are things that are different about R.A. Dickey, of course. No one pitch was thrown as often as the 2,840 regular season knuckleballs that Dickey threw this year. No other qualified pitcher threw any knuckle balls this year by PITCHf/x. The starter who threw the fewest fastballs other than Dickey threw three times as many. No pitch gets equal swinging strike results in...
Via Fangraphs
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey pitches brilliant game only two days after father’s death

R.A. Dickey toed the rubber on Thursday with a heavy heart, but nevertheless pitched brilliantly, carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The Toronto Blue Jays veteran knuckleballer ultimately went 7.1 innings, giving up only earned run while scattering five hits and striking out seven in the team’s 7-1 victory over the New York Mets....Read More The post R.A. Dickey pitches...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Remy: No Way To Prepare For R.A. Dickey, Knuckleball Pitchers (Video)

R.A. Dickey will take the mound Wednesday night against a team he experienced a heck of a lot of success against last season. The Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer has struggled in his four starts in 2015, going 0-2 with a 5.25 ERA, but it was a different story every time he faced the Boston Red Sox last year. The 2012 National League Cy Young award winner went 4-0 with a stellar...
Via NESN.com
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest R.A. Dickey Experiment

R.A. Dickey‘s entire career has, essentially, been one giant experiment. You know the story by now. Dickey was drafted by the Texas Rangers back in 1996, and took a signing bonus for nearly $800,000 less than what was originally offered after team doctors discovered he just didn’t even have an ulnar collateral ligament in his […]
Via Fangraphs
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey's story reportedly set to hit the big screen

R.A. Dickey’s season has already gotten off to a good start. The Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer’s autobiography Wherever I Wind Up is set to be turned into a movie.  And, now, I know what you’re thinking, isn’t that basically what the documentary “Knuckleball” was? And the short answer would be…kinda. According to Deadline…actors Ben McKenzie and Logan Marshall...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays knuckleballer Dickey getting up to speed

R.A. Dickey is getting up to speed this spring. Dickey made his exhibition debut Thursday, starting for the Toronto Blue Jays and giving up one unearned run in two innings during a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. For the first time out, Dickey said his floater was fine. He walked back-to-back batters in the opening inning, but said there was a reason for that. ''It was...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Why Alex Anthopoulos should be on the hot seat

Major League Baseball unveiled its top 10 right handed pitching prospects on Wednesday. Coming at in #3 was Noah Syndergaard from the New York Mets organization. The Mets acquired Syndergaard and catcher Travis d’Arnaud from the Toronto Blue Jays in the R.A. Dickey trade in December 2012. In a Jan. 12 Q&A with Steve Serby of the New York Post, d’Arnaud called Syndergaard...
Via isportsweb.com
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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