The Baseball Desert

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Piece of cake

OK, so all my stuff about being able to take or leave the Red Sox was not entirely true - there are a bunch of games available to me on MLB.TV, but it was a no-brainer: Detroit vs. Boston at Fenway, and as luck would have it, Tim Wakefield is pitching. I love watching this guy pitch, because he makes it look so easy with that knuckleball of his. When I watch Wakefield play, baseball returns to an almost human scale - there are no 97mph heaters, no 500-foot home runs, just that fluttering knuckleball. It's so effortless that a wild, fleeting thought always crosses my mind as I sit in front of my computer: "Hey, I could do that!"

Yeah, right, dream on...