Talkin' baseball oddities
I've always wondered why there aren't more knucklball pitchers in the major leagues. There may soon be more, according to this Ben McGrath piece in The New Yorker. (See also this accompanying interview.) I've always been a fan of knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, and I'm rooting for him to keep pitching until he's 50.
And if that isn't odd enough for you, here's a story about outfielder Moises Alou peeing on his hands.