Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 2/6/13

Every time I think TV networks have run out of ideas for new programs, some reality show comes along and proves me… right. This time, it’s the MLB Network and their new show “The Next Knuckler”, debuting on February 13th. Now, I know what you’re thinking.  “Oh hey, this is kind of cool.  The network is going to allow some unknown kid a chance to learn how to throw a knuckleball for a shot at a big league camp!” No.  That’s not it at all.  Nope – MLB is letting a group of former college and NFL quarterbacks have one last shot at glory, by trying to throw a major league knuckleball, under the tutelage of former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield.  Whoever appears to be the best – or maybe more accurately, whoever doesn’t Canseco themselves on the mound – is reportedly going to be given a shot at a Major League roster at Diamondbacks’ Spring Training. And the list of former quarterbacks is… well, it’s a list of former quarterbacks. “Headlined” by Doug Flutie, the rest of the list includes such luminaries as the Booty Brothers – John David and Josh – David Greene, and Ryan Perrilloux. Y’know, [...]

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