By Jon Tayler
March 04, 2014

Brian Wilson, knuckleball and beard enthusiast. (Paul Sancya/AP)Brian Wilson, knuckleball and beard enthusiast. (Paul Sancya/AP)

During an offseason probably spent trying to put dreadlocks in his beard and pitching Taco Bell on new ads roughly every hour ("But THIS TIME, I'm a cyborg ninja closer who can also turn invisible as I try to steal the XXL Chalupa. GOT HEEEEEM."), Brian Wilson apparently mastered the difficult yet seductive art of the knuckleball. Don't believe me? Check out the clip below from today's Dodgers-Mariners Cactus League game, which Wilson opened with a first-pitch knuckler that would've made Tim Wakefield proud.

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