The R.A. Dickey way: Why not?

Why aren't other pitchers prolonging their playing days with the knuckleball?

Originally Published: August 8, 2012
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

When a pitcher such as R.A. Dickey salvages a career by developing a knuckleball and throwing it well enough to make the All-Star team and possibly win 20 games, this logical question comes up:

Why the heck aren't teams trying to resurrect the careers of other players by developing knuckleballers?

"That's a fantastic question," Dickey said. "And whenever I've posed that question to someone who might influence a decision to do that, the answer is always that those ...

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