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August 13, 2012 at 1:37 PM

ESPNBoston: Sox put faith in another knuckleballer

The knuckleballer may be seen as a dying breed by many fans of the game of baseball, but the Pawtucket Red Sox's newest pitcher thinks that R.A. Dickey of the Mets is proving the knuckleball's value is still as strong as ever.

“For me, I think it's a lost art, but I think it's something that might be coming around again, just because of what R.A.'s been doing,” said the recently-acquired Steven Wright. “He's definitely giving the knuckleball another look because he's throwing a harder knuckleball, which a lot of people haven't seen before, so he's showing that you can command it, you can keep it in the zone. I mean, his strikeout-to-walk ratio's amazing. He's showing that it can be just as effective as someone who's throwing 95.”