Well, now he has his chance:
Charlie Zink will replace fellow knuckleballer Tim Wakefield in the Boston Red Sox rotation.
Zink is scheduled to start against Texas on Tuesday. The team plans to purchase his contract from Triple-A Pawtucket that day and put the 42-year-old Wakefield on the disabled list with stiffness in his right shoulder.
I'm still not thrilled about the obvious knuckleballer tokenism going on here -- would he have been called up if Beckett had gone down? -- but a shot is a shot, and for the love of all that flutters, I hope that he makes a big impact against the Rangers tonight.
(thanks to themarksmith for the heads up)