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Tracy McGrady made his pitching debut last night

Apr 18, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

Retired basketball player Tracy McGrady made some headlines a month or two ago when he signed with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters and circulated some awkward looking video of him pitching.

Well, he pitched in a real game last night. He gave up one run on three hits in one inning. So, awkward or not, the Blue Jays probably could’ve used him.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Dear Craig. In case you did not notice, it is the Braves who need pitchers with healthy arms.

    • Bryz - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:34 PM

      I’m pretty sure Craig is commenting on the Blue Jays’ 8 walk inning from last night.

      • rollinghighwayblues - Apr 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM

        Isn’t that the definition of “Jay-Walking” amirite?

    • jjschiller - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:41 PM

      Team ERA Rankings, 2014:

      1. Atlanta – 2.44

      19. Toronto – 4.05

    • renaado - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:51 PM

      Even with an injury plaque pitching staff, The Braves always find ways to win.

      • stercuilus65 - Apr 18, 2014 at 8:39 PM

        Except in October bwahahaha!!!

    • happytwinsfan - Apr 18, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      some day we’ll see how the braves bullpen does with icicles hanging from their nostrils.

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 18, 2014 at 3:35 PM

        Somehow, I doubt that Atlanta’s pitching would hold up playing 2 games in sub freezing weather such as the Jays played in yesterday.

      • strictlythedanks - Apr 18, 2014 at 4:45 PM

        I thought you were proudly canadian? take pride in those cold games. Its not everyday Toronto gets to fly north to Minnesota to play a frozen double header.

      • happytwinsfan - Apr 18, 2014 at 5:44 PM

        strictlythedanks you’re actually right about flying north
        Toronto: 43.7 N
        Minneapolis 44.98 N

    • tamuswails - Apr 19, 2014 at 7:09 PM

      Interesting you would say that considering the Braves have the best ERA in baseball and have allowed the fewest runs in baseball by a wide margin. SO somebody must be pitching pretty well in A-Town!

  2. renaado - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Gotta love your determination on playing there Tracy! Gonna be rootin for you man! Whether in the independent leagues minor league ball and possibly the MLB, I’ll be rootin for you all the time.

  3. fnc111 - Apr 18, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    I think he meant Dbacks. Do it. Do it.

  4. asimonetti88 - Apr 18, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    T-Mac was one of my favorite basketball players, it’s way cool to see him doing it on the diamond as well.

    • unclemosesgreen - Apr 18, 2014 at 2:37 PM

      People forget how good he used to be. I mean, he was just so good with the Magic.

      The aerial display that he and Vince Carter put on for the Raptors – I can only imagine how famous T-Mac would be right now if they had been doing that in New York or L.A.

      • tomtravis76 - Apr 18, 2014 at 4:45 PM

        Tracy was and still is very famous. In the basketball fandom world, everyone knows bad luck with injuries hurt him. He is very very famous in especially China. Remember he played with Yao.
        It would be very cool if he can make it as a legit MLB player, hope it all comes true for him and all sports fans.

      • unclemosesgreen - Apr 18, 2014 at 4:49 PM

        I know he’s famous and all, I just feel like he would have been much more of a household name if he had been in bigger media cities while he was still young and high-flying. I think his ability level was higher than a lot of guys who got more press and tv time.

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