Last night former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady sent out this tweet:
Been working out at Constellation Field w Sugar Land Skeeters. Working on my pitch. Childhood Dream coming true. @SL_Skeeters @AtlanticLg
— Tracy McGrady (@Real_T_Mac) February 4, 2014
The 34 year old McGrady retired from basketball last August, and has apparently been fine tuning his baseball skills ever since. Yesterday the Sugar Land Skeeters released this official statement:
“Tracy McGrady is one of the most elite athletes of this era and we appreciate his interest in pursuing a life-long dream with the Sugar Land Skeeters and the Atlantic League. While the Atlantic League is considered the highest level of baseball outside of Major League Baseball, McGrady has demonstrated skill, determination and diligence during his training program at Constellation Field. We look forward to monitoring his progress.”
This morning McGrady called in to ESPN's Mike & Mike show to discuss his plans (it's a cool interview, I recommend listening), here are some of the highlights:
- Baseball is his "first love," but he played hoops instead because his high school didn't have a baseball team.
- McGrady says he can throw mid-80s, with a splitter, slider, and "good command" on four different pitches.
- He's been working out with Roger Clemens, and is preparing for spring training as if he was getting ready for NBA training camp.
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