Tracy McGrady has officially seen his first game action as a professional pitcher
As if playing his high school ball in North Carolina and dropping 22-a-game in the NBA playoffs throughout his career wasn't enough of a Michael Jordan impersonation, Tracy McGrady has decided, now, that he'd like to be a professional baseball player. We've been following this story from his announcement to the first video of him pitching. And now T-Mac has reached another milestone: pitching in an actual pro game for the first time.
McGrady is a non-roster invitee at Spring Training for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. On Wednesday, he made his debut on the hill for the Skeeters, getting the start against Alvin Community College:
T-Mac ended up giving up three hits and one run in his only inning of work. The Skeeters have until April 24th to trim their roster down from 34 to 27 players, so it looks like McGrady will have his work cut out for him over the next week or so. We're rooting for him because how could you not want this kind of athleticism coming out of the pen:
Also, it's hard to take a team named the "Skeeters" seriously when they don't even use "The Silver Skeeter" as their team logo. For shame.