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Might Jamie Moyer come back as a knuckleballer?

Sep 7, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

Jamie Moyer throwing

I’d put the chances at the 50 year-old Jamie Moyer actually coming  back as a knuckleballer at the closest thing to zero there is without actually being Jamie Moyer and knowing otherwise, but this story from Stan Hochman of the Philadelphia Daily News is fun and makes for good day dreams. Here’s what the co-author of Moyer’s book said:

“… he’s not retired. He did play around with a knuckleball this summer. Talked to Charlie Hough, to Tim Wakefield. He just loves the challenge of learning something new.”

Please let this happen. If only in some independent league were we can see some shaky video of it.

  1. asimonetti88 - Sep 7, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Yes please

  2. frank433 - Sep 7, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    I wonder if he’s working out with Oil Can Boyd?

    • mf44srq - Sep 7, 2013 at 3:51 PM

      Nope, Bill Lee…

  3. mybrunoblog - Sep 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Damn thats awesome. Hope he makes it back. Somewhere, Jim Bouton is smiling.

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  5. cur68 - Sep 7, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Please let this happen, Dog….

    Moyer returning to MLB as KB pitcher would utterly fixate even the coldest heart. The likelihood is remote: we all know it takes years of work to master that pitch. His chances are pretty slim, but hell, the chances of a guy who can barely hike it into the mid 80’s lasting as long as Moyer did were pretty slim, too. In any case, I dare to hope,

    • raysfan1 - Sep 7, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      Me too, if for no other reason than as long as Moyer is active, there’s still a big-leaguer older than me!

      • cur68 - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:16 PM


  6. 3 Finger Lenny - Sep 7, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Give I up

  7. robdog0721 - Sep 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Hey, he still wants to play so what the hell. Don’t know that I’ve ever heard of a lefty knuckleball pitcher.

    • raysfan1 - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:12 PM

      Wilbur Wood

  8. chad10 - Sep 7, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    I was just thinking maybe he’d had enough of soft-tossing and wanted to return to the heat.

    • albertmn - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:17 PM

      don’t know that he ever had any heat to return to…

  9. chaseutley - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Doesn’t a baseball need to hit a requisite minimum speed in order to “knuckle?”

  10. jimmywho14 - Sep 7, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    I bet he would make a great pitching coach! Maybe Sandberg could entice him to come to Philly.

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