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01-12-2013, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by The Amazing Ralph View Post
Dickey was interviewed on TSN1050, and he said he would prefer that the dome be closed when he pitches...that doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. The knuckleball dances because of the non-uniformity of the air through which it travels, and is affected by any little current that touches the ball. Theoretically, if it were in a vacuum, it wouldn't dance at all, correct? So why would he want to make the environment more controlled?
He always says that it's easier for him to control if he's throwing in a controlled environment, which is why a dome is prefered. I don't think it's as much about movement as it is control.

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