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01-12-2013, 10:04 AM
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Bravid Nonahan
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Originally Posted by Woodman19 View Post
If the dome is open and there is a cross wind then it is harder for someone who throws a knuckle ball to throw it with command since the weather conditions can add extra movement that he can not control. However if there is no limiting factors then once he finds his release point it is easier for him to command the pitch where he wants it to go. While yes having extra movement sounds great in theory, extra movement doesn't mean much if it results in 8 walked batters because of it.
That's a great explanation, thanks a lot. I imagine it has something to do with him throwing a harder ball too. As a slower knuckler, I wonder if Wakefield had a similar preference?

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