And people wonder why I love knuckleballers

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R.A. Dickey spent some time tweeting via the New York Mets Twitter feed today.  A question from a reader and Dickey’s answer:

Q: Do you enjoy Faulkner & if so what’s ur favorite work of his?

A: I do enjoy Faulkner. Hands down Absalom, Absalom!

I defy you to name a pitcher who can throw 100 miles per hour who has also read Absalom, Absalom! There are none. Only a knuckleballer. Maybe a couple of wise backup catchers. That’s it.

Baseball is a game peopled with garrulous outraged baffled ghosts.