Dickey leaves batters bewildered in Florida
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws the ball during baseball spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:19PM EST
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Spring training has just started and already R.A. Dickey is bedfuddling batters.
The Jays knuckleballer had a clear edge as his teammates faced live pitching for the first time in the spring.
Toronto manager John Gibbons, while saying live batting practice doesn't mean much, acknowledged that Dickey's knuckleball looked nasty.
And the sighs, laughs and sounds around the batting cage served notice that Dickey's ball was moving on a chilly, windy day.