1. Here’s Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey (just traded by the New York Mets) explaining his famous knuckleball to ESPN. We’re listening back to some of our favorite shows of the year this week, including one with Dickey about his rocky road to the major leagues.

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    Fresh Air

    Interviews

    Best of 2012

    Knuckleball

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    Tomorrow: RA Dickey (because since we talked to him, he’s thrown two one-hitters and currently has the highest win/loss percentage in MLB)

    Tomorrow: RA Dickey (because since we talked to him, he’s thrown two one-hitters and currently has the highest win/loss percentage in MLB)

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  1. It’s a very unique, interesting pitch. It can be really ugly when it’s ugly, but when it’s on, it’s fantastic.

    — R.A. Dickey on Fresh Air. (relevant because he just threw his second straight one-hitter…)

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  1. I had repressed it but you can’t really repress something like that to the extent that you never think about it. One of the mechanisms that I had developed was pouring myself into athletics. The baseball field, the basketball court and the football field were all kind of my refuges, places that I would take sanctuary from the pain of feeling like I was a fractured, less-than-human person.

    —  For 23 years, Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey told no one that he had been sexually abused.

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  1. Mets’ pitcher R.A. Dickey on throwing knuckleballs: “A knuckleball is like trying to hit a butterfly in a typhoon. It shakes side to side, it may go straight left on one pitch. It might go straight down to a right-hander on another pitch. It may stay on the very same plane on one pitch. The thing that makes a knuckleball effective is that you cannot predict which way the ball is going to move, which makes it an extremely hard pitch to hit.” View in High-Res

    Mets’ pitcher R.A. Dickey on throwing knuckleballs: “A knuckleball is like trying to hit a butterfly in a typhoon. It shakes side to side, it may go straight left on one pitch. It might go straight down to a right-hander on another pitch. It may stay on the very same plane on one pitch. The thing that makes a knuckleball effective is that you cannot predict which way the ball is going to move, which makes it an extremely hard pitch to hit.”

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  1. On today’s Fresh Air: knuckleballer RA Dickey of the New York Mets. View in High-Res

    On today’s Fresh Air: knuckleballer RA Dickey of the New York Mets.

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