This Saturday, April 21, the Tribeca Drive-in will be hosting the premiere of Knuckleball!, a new documentary chronicling that capricious pitch and its cadre of occasional masters through the years, including the Mets' R.A. Dickey, the recently retired Tim Wakefield, and and the once-ageless Charlie Hough. You can read more about Knuckleball! here.
Why should you care? Apart from Dickey's role in the movie, we've been provided some prizes to give away to a couple of lucky Amazin' Avenue readers. Specifically, we have:
- VIP passes to Saturday's premiere
- A movie poster autographed by Dickey and other knucklers
We have two prize packages to hand out and a trivia contest with which to determine the winners. Entering the contest is easy: The trivia entry form can be found embedded below, or you can visit it directly here. There are five Dickey-related questions, and we'll select two random winners from among the entrants who correctly answer all five.
The contest ends at 12am midnight on April 18 (i.e., tonight) and we'll announce the winners tomorrow.
I've also included a video clip of Knuckleball! as well as some info about the film and the Tribeca Drive-in after the jump.
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.