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#1 NasWutangKB24

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Posted February 01, 2014 - 09:35 PM

Former NBA Star McGrady Eyeing Baseball Career

 

"Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady is aiming to pitch in professional baseball, FOX 26 reports. Still a relatively young 34, McGrady has been training with Diamondbacks pro scout Scipio Spinks and will look to catch on with the independent league Sugar Land Skeeters for the 2014 season.

Spinks says McGrady is currently throwing in the 85-86 MPH range, disputing earlier reports that the former NBA scoring champion had surpassed 90 MPH. However, he adds that McGrady's slider, which took him "five minutes" to learn, is a "true slider" with "good break on it." McGrady can also command the baseball to both sides of the plate with ease, he comments, and may reach the 90s with practice. "If the season starts tomorrow Tracy McGrady will be able to pitch on that Skeeters team," Spinks says. McGrady is training at Constellation Field, the Skeeters' home park.

Roger Clemens has also given instruction to McGrady, the Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz reports. Clemens, currently a special assistant with the Astros, says McGrady "[isn't] there yet" and needs the opportunity to throw to live hitters."



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Posted February 01, 2014 - 09:47 PM

Learned how to throw a "true slider" in "five minutes"? Damn.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 10:22 PM

Nice, I wonder how much he will be able to put on his fastball after it is all said and done.



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Posted February 01, 2014 - 11:39 PM

Furthers my standing on basketball players being the best around athletes in the world.

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Posted February 02, 2014 - 08:23 AM

I wish T-Wac luck

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#6 NasWutangKB24

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Posted February 02, 2014 - 10:23 AM

that's crazy about the slider and his command.....but i just can't picture a 80-90MPH fastball getting him past the minors

 

i've always liked T-mac so good luck though!!!



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Posted February 02, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Great for TMac!


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 03:05 PM

Good luck with that mid-80's fastball. 

 

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 12:52 PM

It would be a fun promotion for a minor league team

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Posted February 10, 2014 - 11:10 PM


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#11 NasWutangKB24

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Posted February 11, 2014 - 12:42 AM

he threw to minor league hitters and one said it looks like he's throwing faster than he really is because of how tall he is and his long arms

 

 

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 01:21 AM

Not bad.

 


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 09:56 AM

Terrible delivery but really didn't expect anything different.

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Those arm slot pitches, bad follow up though.



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Posted April 23, 2014 - 04:00 PM

Tracy McGrady To Sign With Sugar Land Skeeters

 

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Posted April 23, 2014 - 04:22 PM

Couldn't they come up with a better name than Skeeters? is Lil Jon their spokesperson?


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Posted June 05, 2014 - 09:53 PM

so far 3 games started....5.2 IP....5 ER...2 L's






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