Not a word, but I’ll go with it. Some hitters actually have a lot of success of the ‘baseball room dancer.’ (Of the top of my head: Longoria … Vlad) Recently, Blue Jay hitters are not among those that can get a solid piece of that tricky knuckler.
The Blue Jays got Wakefieldeded today, losing 2-1 in a hard-fought pitchers battle between Wakefield and Brian Tallet. Jays hitters could only go up there hacking and hoping that they could get a piece of the ball. Wakefield had the knuckler dancing today, and you could tell that it got on the nerves of an otherwise ‘red hot’ Blue Jay lineup. Having a pitcher like Wakefield is a definate advantage for a team. He just throws hitters off their rythum everytime! I get bewildered just watching him pitch on TV. Imagine how the Jays feel?
Anyway, everytime I watch him pitch makes me think of ‘a bunch of crazy Boston Irish River Dancing Leprechans – coming to make fun of you as you are trying to swing.’ It is what inspired this design.