Your chance to see Knuckleball! in VIP seats and get an R.A. Dickey signed poster

If you want a chance at a signed poster by R.A. and other knuckleballers in the film Knuckleball! plus seats in the VIP section at the premiere, keep reading.


Acclaimed documentarians Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback, TFF 2007; Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, TFF 2010) deconstruct the unpredictable and erratic pitching style known as the knuckleball in this highly entertaining and enlightening sports doc. Anchoring the history of the controversial pitch itself are the trials and triumphs of two of its best known practitioners in the major league: veteran Tim Wakefield of the Red Sox as he struggles to clinch his 200th career win, and up-and-comer R.A. Dickey looking to make a name for himself with the New York Mets.


A classic sports story from its glorious highs to its crushing lows, Stern and Sundberg’s energetic documentary explores the knuckleball phenomenon through copious archival footage and illuminating interviews with legends like Charlie Hough, all with a level of reverence and detail that would make a true baseball aficionado proud. Through Wakefield and Dickey’s tumultuous stories, Knuckleball! demonstrates why the titular pitch is renowned as one of the most difficult to hit in baseball, and also one of the most difficult to master.


The baseball documentary Knuckleball! will be premiering for free to the public on April 21st as a part of the Tribeca Drive-in at the Tribeca Film Festival.  This classic sports story recounts the 2011 journey of the last professional knuckleball pitchers: Tim Wakefield, a 17-year Red Sox veteran, and Mets up-and-comer R.A. Dickey. Together with just four other living knuckleballers, they shine a light on their remarkable brotherhood and the shared pursuit of honor and craftsmanship.


The Tribeca Drive-in will open at 6:00 pm and include live music, giveaways, baseball trivia contests and pitching clinics with pro knuckleballers R.A. Dickey; Tim Wakefield, formerly of the Boston Red Sox; Charlie Hough, formerly of the Dodgers and Rangers; and former New York Yankee Jim Bouton.  The world premiere of Knuckleball! will follow at 8:15 pm .


Tribeca Drive-In® At the World Financial Center Plaza (West Street between Vesey & Liberty Streets) –


The prize: 
The winner and a guest will sit in a VIP reserved section at the premiere and receive a signed movie poster by R.A. Dickey, Tim Wakefield, Charlie Hough, and Jim Bouton.  You’ll have to pick up the poster at the event between 5:30 and 6:30.  I’ll contact you via email to tell you where to go and who to meet.


How to enter:

In the comments section of this post answer the following question and make sure you include a valid email address: What is your favorite sports movie?
I will pick one person at random from those who comment.

The contest closes at 5pm EDT on April 17, 2012.

For more info about the film, visit


For more detailed rules continue reading.

Entries must be received no later than 5:00 PM ET on April 17, 2012 and winner must respond within one day of notification or prize may, at Mets Police’s discretion, be forfeited and alternate winner selected.  No methods of entry other than the methods specifically described herein will be accepted.

The winner will be chosen at random from all the qualified entries.

The prize will be fufilled by BOND Strategy and Influence and Mets Police LLC are not responsible if becomes unavailable or unresponsive.

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22 Replies to “Your chance to see Knuckleball! in VIP seats and get an R.A. Dickey signed poster”

  1. As much as i would love to name a baseball movie, I have to say Rudy is my favorite sports movie of all time.  it just makes you feel like you can accomplish anything, which is something i think R.A. would approve of. Sean Sullivan ,

  2. Happy Gilmore, it made me laugh when I was seven and watched it with my father, and to this day I crack up at Happy teeing off on the clown at the mini golf course with Chubbs. Also, “Why you don’t you just go HOME? That’s your HOME! Are you too good for your HOME?”

  3. “Manitoba Baseball League” (I saw this documentary on an Air France flight in 2009. It was about what a few baseball players did after the dismantling of the Negro Baseball League. It was great.)

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