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There is absolutely no rotation on Wakefield's knuckleball. You can see the seams on the ball are completely motionless. Crazy.

GO SOX.

GO CUBS. (eh, why not? it's not like anyone actually cares about the Marlins. At least there a lot of Cubs fans who have been watching at least since Sunday.)

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Originally posted by vicman

thats the whole concept of a knuckleball, knucklehead :blown:

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omg, is that how that works? And here I thought the more rotation he put on it the more unpredictable the pitch would be. Thanks for clearing that up. Would you also mind explaining how a fastball works? My understanding is he's supposed to lob it over the plate as slow as possible.

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David Ortiz just hit a monster 2 run home run in the 4th. Let's hope for some more solid innings from Wakefield and that crazy unpredictable knuckleball that doesn't have any rotation. (Vic, thanks again!)

Over in Chicago, Prior is just a monster, and the run support is pouring in.

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weird ass homerun by the sox, but it was a home run after watching all the replays. as soon as the yankee bullpen comes in "relief" the sox would've wrapped up game 1, with or with out a kunckleball that has no rotation from a knuckleball pitcher who can loose his control at any moment (that is the bad part about being a knuckelball pitcher . . . i do recall seeing wakefield pitching for the pirates 10 years ago and 2 hitting the braves in the nlcs, but very often he cant make it out of the first inning, pjil neikro was the same way)

baker should take out prior as soon as he can, provided the lead is big enough, give him extra rest for the remainder of the series.

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it's really unpredictable where the ball is going to wind up. you even saw variations tonight of whether it was dropping or staying up. that's the nature of the knuckleball.

the great thing is though, since he's throwing at such a slow speed, he can throw a ton of pitches or come in for relief, etc. lots of longevity for knuckleball pitchers. (see niekro, phil)

finally, the Cubs are rocking the Marlins. Looks like barring a miracle, they will even the series. Prior has a pretty low pitch count, so looks like he'll be ready to go for game 3.

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Originally posted by teriaki

it's really unpredictable where the ball is going to wind up. you even saw variations tonight of whether it was dropping or staying up. that's the nature of the knuckleball.

the great thing is though, since he's throwing at such a slow speed, he can throw a ton of pitches or come in for relief, etc. lots of longevity for knuckleball pitchers. (see niekro, phil)

finally, the Cubs are rocking the Marlins. Looks like barring a miracle, they will even the series. Prior has a pretty low pitch count, so looks like he'll be ready to go for game 3.

true. knucklers exert themselves less than other pitchers. hopefully wakefiled will have his stuff on during this series, the red sox need an extra arm besides pedro and that other guy: suppan? supian?

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Originally posted by vicman

weird ass homerun by the sox, but it was a home run after watching all the replays.

the replays show that it was a homerun, but it looks like it hit a kid's hand. he stuck his hand out there and it hit his hand and the pole, IMO.

strange stuff.

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Originally posted by teriaki

the replays show that it was a homerun, but it looks like it hit a kid's hand. he stuck his hand out there and it hit his hand and the pole, IMO.

strange stuff.

i wonder what ever happened to that kid who stuck his arm out in the alcs between the yankees & the orioles? :confused:

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Originally posted by vicman

true. knucklers exert themselves less than other pitchers. hopefully wakefiled will have his stuff on during this series, the red sox need an extra arm besides pedro and that other guy: suppan? supian?

Suppan. They'll have to ride Pedro hard, hopefully get this win with Wakefield. Lowe goes tomorrow, Pedro on Saturday.

It's Pedro vs. Clemens on Saturday at Fenway. Think that'll be a big story line? I like the way this series is shaping up. This is a pretty unexpected outing out of Wakefield tonight. Very nice surprise.

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Prior just threw his 100th pitch of the game. That's a pretty low pitch count. They should let him get the final out of the 7th, and then bring in relief for the 8th and 9th. He'll be fresh for his next start...

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