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The Fingernail Ball, The Floater, The Bug, The Dry Spitter

The question is who isn't fascinated by the knuckleball? …

Bill:
OK, Miss M-I-T smarty pants. What can you tell me about Zink?

 

Tara:
Symbol Zn. Atomic number 30. Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in almost every cell. It stimulates the activity of approximately 100 enzymes, which are substances that promote biochemical reactions in your body. Helps heal wounds …

 

Bill:
[Laughs while interrupting] Whoa, whoa, whoa! Slow down. Not that zinc, Charlie Zink, with a k.

 

Tara:
Why didn't you say so? [Laughs] Charlie Zink, Red Sox pitching prospect currently in double A Portland where he has twice carried no hitters into the 8th inning …

 

Bill:
You've forgotten something, Miss Spock.

 



Tara:
Indeed. And then there's Joe Rogers who's also being converted ALA Wake and Zink.

 

Bill:
Three knucklers in the rotation at once!?!? The mind boggles.

 

Comments

Zink got pounded a couple of weeks ago in what turned out to be the worst loss in Portland Sea Dogs' history.

That's the beauty of the flutterball, it comes and goes and is beyond prediction.

The key is seems is having a manager who can spot when the dry spitter isn't working and get the knuckleballer out of harms way.

Of course, in AA, they don't always play to win, so they may have let Zink try to work his way out of it or something.

I'm going to keep an eye on this guy. Hope he's for real.

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