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March has always been about madness. Watching college basketball teams from Kentucky, Georgetown or North Carolina play in the annual “March Madness” tournament is a rite of spring. I don’t follow basketball, except in March. Not in 2020. The madness this March is a pandemic named COVID-19. (more…)
Bob Jones
March 12, 2020

Canada’s Hopes Rest on a Knuckleball

Canadians are going to learn more about the "knuckleball" today than they ever wanted to know and were afraid to ask. The hopes of a nation hang on a pitch that is at best described as a "eating soup with a fork." Put a little too much spin on the ball or throw it just a little too fast and you're basically serving up a batting-practice pitch that the hitter can feast on. Former Pittsburg Pirate, Willie Stargell said, "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." A knuckleball catcher says, "Catching the knuckleball, it's like trying to catch a fly with a chopstick." KNUCKLEHEAD or KNUCKLEBALL A…
Bob Jones
October 12, 2015