A knuckleball is a funny thing. It’s very enigmatic. Today I was able to change speeds with it a lot. I was able to elevate some. I’m starting to get a little more of a feel on how to do some things with it. That’s exciting. But still, I tried to do a couple of things, and they did the opposite of what I wanted it to do.
R.A. Dickey ON WRITING
It's a long season.
R.A. Dickey (via mightyflynn)
R.A. Dickey ON WRITING:
The enemy…if the enemy of the knuckleball is spin, then, anything that you do that would impart spin, you gotta kinda, um… remove.
NPR Fresh Air
If you throw a good one, you know it right away. It’s a sensation — I’ve pitched conventionally — when I throw a good knuckleball, I know it the I moment it leaves my hands. If I throw a good sinker, I may not know until it gets to the plate, or the batter reacts to it. When I throw a good on, I know it’s… they’re probably not gonna hit it.