New Knuckler In Town!

After Monday’s game in Houston, CJ “Triple X” Wilson boasted offhandedly about how he’d added a new pitch to his repertoire – a bona fide knuckler!

Suuure ya did, CJ. I mean, granted, it looked like a two-bit changeup way outside the zone with a whole lotta spin for a knuckleball, but why the hell not? Why not call a spade a diamond? Our guess is some Angels-hating Make-A-Wish kid cracked wise and wished for CJ to have seven filthy pitches, and Ceej decided he’d deliver. (RIP, kid. You were a good kid.)

Well, not to miss an opportunity to appeal to you collectors out there, Better Than Legal™ Trading Cards Inc.® is hopping on this bandwagon early. We’re sure to see CJ sneak a few more typical off-speed pitches for balls Superknucks®*! in here and there before the season is out.

Joey Z’s long shot prediction: 3 years from now, having reinvented himself, CJ will be going by “R.A. Wilson” and pitching out of the bullpen for the Red Sox. Hey, It Could Happen! 

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