Tim Wakefield

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    Tim Wakefield

    I was in the Pru Center recently and saw a billboard outside of the Barnes and Noble for this author event, so I thought I'd post it  (mostly for Yoshi, if she drops by):

    Knuckler
    Tim Wakefield
    Author Event
    Tuesday April 12, 2011 12:00 PM

    Prudential Center Barnes and Noble
    800 Boylston Street Suite 179, Boston, MA 02199, 617-247-6959

    At forty-four years old, Tim Wakefield is the longest-serving member of one of baseball’s most popular franchises. He is close to eclipsing the winning records of two of the greatest pitchers to have played the game, yet few realize the full measure of his success. That his career can be characterized by such words as dependability and consistency defies all odds because he has achieved this with baseball’s most mercurial weapon—the knuckleball.

    Knuckler is the story of how a struggling position player bet his future on a fickle pitch that would define his career. The pitch may drive hitters crazy, but how does the pitcher stay sane? The moment Wakefield adopted the knuckleball, his career sought to answer that question. With the Red Sox, Wakefield began to master his pitch only to find himself on the mound in 2003 for one of the worst post-season losses in history, followed the next year by one of the most vindicating of championships. Even now, as Wakefield battles, we see the twists and turns of a major league career pushed to its ultimate extreme.

    A remarkable story of one player’s success despite being the exception to every rule, Knuckler is also a lively meditation on the dancing pitch, its history, its mystique, and all the ironies it brings to bear.

    (been wanting to post a completely OT thread -- and thought some of you would find it of interest)  
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    Re: Tim Wakefield

    I love Wake.
     
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    Re: Tim Wakefield

    Oh no - The Sox have interupted the music forum Frown
     
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    Re: Tim Wakefield

    Homina
    Homina
    Homina
     
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    Re: Tim Wakefield

    Er...and thank you!!!!
     
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    Re: Tim Wakefield

    Oh...and one more thing.....


    SQEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

    (there - to keep it partially music related...that would be my school-girl at a boy band concert squeal)
     
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    In Response to Re: Tim Wakefield:
    [QUOTE]Er...and thank you!!!!
    Posted by Yoshimi25[/QUOTE]
    No problem.   Too bad the event is on a Tuesday, otherwise you and your daughter could possibly have made it out here. 

    I thought Wake was worth an OT post -- I seem to recall that you admire an awful lot about him ...

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