• Josh Booty Is The Next Knuckler

    Posted by on February 22nd, 2013 · Comments (2)

    Via the AP

    Former major league infielder Josh Booty has won a reality television show by throwing the best knuckleball, and will go to spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    Booty is set to report to camp Friday with a non-roster invitation.

    The show on the MLB Network was called “The Next Knuckler.” Booty met Thursday with Diamondbacks announcer Tom Candiotti, a longtime knuckleballer in the majors.

    The 37-year-old Booty played 13 games for the Marlins from 1996-98. He also played quarterback at LSU.

    Booty was among five former college quarterbacks in the competition. His brother, John David Booty, was joined by Doug Flutie, David Greene and Ryan Perrilloux.

    Booty is 37-years old and out of baseball since 1998. It would be a helluva story if he found his way back to the major leagues now. If he’s going to do it, he better do it quick.

    Comments on Josh Booty Is The Next Knuckler

    1. Raf
      February 23rd, 2013 | 10:54 am

      I wonder if any of the other guys have shown enough that they could get a cursory look?

    2. February 23rd, 2013 | 11:36 am

      Age and background work against most of them.

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