Found March 10, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Next Knuckler Josh Booty got his first taste of the real thing Sunday. Booty threw 28 pitches, about half knuckleballs, in the Diamondbacks' "B" game against a team of Giants minor leaguers on Sunday morning. It was the first time Booty faced opposing hitters since winning the MLB Networks reality-show competition that gave the winner a spot in D-backs spring training camp. Booty had some control issues, giving up two runs on a hit, two walks, a wild pitch and a passed ball. He called it a lot of fun but conceded it was a work in progress, saying that the first step was having more faith in the pitch that got him here. "If I got behind in the count, I started aiming (the knuckleball) instead of letting it go, like I would in the bullpen," the 37-year-old Booty said. "Ive just got to trust it. If I walk em, I walk em. Thats the thing. Booty gave up a ground ball single into the hole between first and second on a fastball to the fi...
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