And i'm still swooning. I love me a good knuckleballer - always have. And this one's a Met, so double-squee!!!!
I'm surprised any pitcher has actually thrown two consecutive complete games since 1988. I guess knuckleballers don't do pitch counts?
I can't even feel bad about the Orioles losing that one. As for pitch counts, he rarely got deep into the count. I will point out that one of his walks was to the opposing pitcher. But yeah, phenomenal.
I haven't read his book, but I heard him talk about it on NPR. Amazing back-story, never mind the knuckleball.
I will ever count him a Mariner. One gets irrationally attached to decent 4th and 5th starters (guys like Dickey and Fister) on terrible teams. It wasn't their fault Chone Figgins can't hit.
Dickey was the one good pickup I've made in ALOTT5MAball. There's a dopcumentary (one of the few films that I actually wanted to see at Tribeca and missed) about knuckleballers, including Dickey and Tim Wakefield called Knuckleball! http://www.knuckleballmovie.com/
I saw "Knuckleballer" at Tribeca. It was AWESOME. Well worth searching out when it gets released for home consumption.This is why knuckleballers rule. Economy of motion = moar pitchez.