|(April 8, 2014 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America)|
And to expand even further… I would definitely take a flier out on the now non-bearded right hander by the name of Brian Wilson.
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Brian Wilson is making a comeback as a knuckleball pitcher, and Yahoo Sports Tim Brown tweeted this great shot of Wilson throwing… with no beard and with knuckleballs on his mind.
No beard, no spin… pic.twitter.com/jduVacBBMA
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) February 8, 2017
You gotta love that. The New York Post writes:
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“Wilson, 34, has been training in Southern California, where he’s trying to reinvent himself as a knuckleball starting pitcher, a pitch he taught himself when he was a 12-year-old.
His comeback may seem like a stretch. Wilson was used exclusively as a reliever during his nine MLB seasons. He’s also endured two Tommy John surgeries on his elbow, which raises more questions about his durability….What makes Wilson’s knuckleball different from others is he’s throwing it from multiple arm angles to manipulate the speed of the pitch. “
|(Aug. 11, 2014 – Source: Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images North America)|
Now will the dude make it back to the big show? Who knows, but the way I see it, the Yankees are always looking for arms to stack in their pen and if they were to sign the dude to a minor league deal, see what he’s got. After all, they recently made a push for Sergio Romo for crying out loud.
My take is…if anything… it’s fun.
Will that happen? Nope… but for my selfish purposes and because I’m a fan, I hope they do.