Yeah.. I know. Too much Baseball! But I had to add this one.
The Dodgers called up a kid (22) from the minors and he throws Knuckle Balls and this is his first game in the Major League. His name is Charley Hager.
Now, unlike most pitchers, he doesn’t really work out that much. His routine is to take an emery board and work on his fingernails. You see, throwing a knuckle ball entails gripping it with your nails and as you throw, using your fingers to throw it. There is no spin on the ball and it usually comes in at 70mph or less. But the dang ball ‘dances’!! Talk about a ‘Chinese Fire Drill’ at home plate!! I LOVE it!! LOL!!
The poor catcher has to use a really huge glove! There used to be alot of them but the most famous was Hoyt Wilhem and Boston has one… Tim Wakefield.
But it’s so fun watching the batters jumping out of their shoes and the umpire ready to run for it!! HAHAHA!! Gotta love it!! FUN!!!!!
Have a nice Tuesday!!!