Monday, March 18, 2013

FN FILM REVIEW: 'Knuckleball!' A Hardball Treat

A film by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg

Over the next several days, we will be giving away DVD copies of 'Knuckleball!". The film's producers—Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg—have managed to make a documentary film about the wackiest of pitches that is both informative and entertaining. That's because it's not just about the knuckleball—it's about the struggles of those very few men who have tried to master it in the big leagues. Just as the pitch itself is unpredictable, so were the careers of Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey, Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough and Belmont's own Wilbur Wood. The film primarily focuses on Wakefield and Dickey, but it also tells the tale of a camaraderie among all knucklers. This is more than a baseball movie, it's a movie about not giving up. As Niekro told Wakefield early in his career, "Accept your losses, but never accept defeat." We know the winners of our FenwayNation Trivia Contest will love the movie. For everyone else, you can order it online HERE.