In advance of the official release of the documentary “Knuckleball!” featuring R.A. Dickey, the mayors and Boston and New York will declare “Knuckleball Day” in their respective cities.
Mets hurler R.A. Dickey says he and a “Jedi council of knuckleball pitchers” will meet at the Tribeca Film Festival’s Drive-In section tonight. The righty and former players Tim Wakefield, Charlie Hough and Jim Bouton will hold a pitching clinic at a Battery Park premiere of the documentary “Knuckleball!” — about the slow pitch — by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg (who’ve tackled such other confounding topics as Darfur and Joan Rivers). “We’re definitely different,” Dickey told us. “The pitch is viewed by a lot of people as freakish, capricious and tough-to-master. It’s the ugly stepchild of pitches. But it’s something we’ve embraced instead of being ashamed of.