Ivan Nova is sneakily special. Six pitchers threw more than 160 innings in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and had ERAs below 4.20 each of those years: Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Corey Kluber, Jake Arrieta and… Read more »

knuckle curve grips

The knuckleball is a beautiful, mysterious, fang-toothed monster of a pitch. It is Ali-like in its ability to both float and bite, seemingly at random. It’s uncontrollable for throwers, catchers, and prospective hitters. It’s no wonder so much… Read more »

It’s over. I’m done. For at least the next few years, I’m out. For as long as I can remember – going back to the Summer of ’77 and my first visit to Fenway Park… Read more »