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On Saturday April 21, the baseball documentary Knuckleball! will be premiering at a free screening as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan. The film highlights the famed pitch and profiles the two most recent knuckleballers, the Mets’ own R.A. Dickey and former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield.
The Tribeca Drive-in will open at 6:00 pm and include live music, giveaways, baseball trivia contests and pitching clinics with pro knuckleballers R.A. Dickey; Tim Wakefield, formerly of the Boston Red Sox; Charlie Hough, formerly of the Dodgers and Rangers; and former New York Yankee Jim Bouton. The World Premiere of Knuckleball! will follow at 8:15 pm.
WIN A FREE PAIR OF VIP TICKETS TO PREMIERE!
PLUS A MOVIE POSTER SIGNED BY R.A. DICKEY!
Mets Merized Online is pleased to announce that one of our lucky readers plus a guest will have the pleasure of attending the screening as well as all the other festivities. These tickets are for exclusive VIP seating.
PLUS – The winner will also receive an original Knuckleball! movie poster hand signed by R.A. Dickey, Tim Wakefield, Charlie Hough and Jim Bouton. How awesome is that!
For your chance to win, please answer this question:
R.A. Dickey has tossed only one complete game shutout as a member of the New York Mets. Which team did he beat and what was the final score of that game?
Send your responses to GetMetsmerized@aol.com by Monday night at 9:00PM, and on Tuesday afternoon we will randomly select one lucky winner.
The winner and a guest will sit in a special reserved VIP section at the premiere and receive a signed movie poster by R.A. Dickey, Tim Wakefield, Charlie Hough, and Jim Bouton. The winner will have to pick up the poster at the event between 5:30 and 6:30 at a special designated location I will provide them. When you get there, you tell ‘em Joe D. from Metsmerized sent you!
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A Synopsis of Knuckleball!
Acclaimed documentarians Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback, TFF 2007; Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, TFF 2010) deconstruct the unpredictable and erratic pitching style known as the knuckleball in this highly entertaining and enlightening sports doc. Anchoring the history of the controversial pitch itself are the trials and triumphs of two of its best known practitioners in the major league: veteran Tim Wakefield of the Red Sox as he struggles to clinch his 200th career win, and up-and-comer R.A. Dickey looking to make a name for himself with the New York Mets.
A classic sports story from its glorious highs to its crushing lows, Stern and Sundberg’s energetic documentary explores the knuckleball phenomenon through copious archival footage and illuminating interviews with legends like Charlie Hough, all with a level of reverence and detail that would make a true baseball aficionado proud. Through Wakefield and Dickey’s tumultuous stories, Knuckleball!demonstrates why the titular pitch is renowned as one of the most difficult to hit in baseball, and also one of the most difficult to master.