Scouting Tracy McGrady from a 2003 Promotional Video

Reports from the weekend suggest that recently retired NBA player Tracy McGrady has no little interest in playing professional baseball — and is likely to do so this season for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League.

A brief inspection of Obama’s Internet reveals no footage of McGrady’s recent workouts with Arizona Diamondbacks scout Scipio Spinks, who’s indicated that the former basketballer is throwing “between 85 and 86 miles per hour” and has quickly learned a “true slider” with “good break on it.” What it does reveal, however, is the video embedded above — from 2003, it would appear — of Tracy McGrady promoting a bat giveaway for Orlando-area children.

From that same video, one concludes conclusively with regard to McGrady as a pitcher that he:

  • Needs to utilize his bottom-half more effectively; and
  • Might have fly-ball tendencies; and
  • Has trouble with nine-year-olds.

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Carson Cistulli occasionally publishes spirited ejaculations at The New Enthusiast.

4 Responses to “Scouting Tracy McGrady from a 2003 Promotional Video”

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  1. eddiegaedel says:


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  2. scatterbrian says:

    Those were some ugly-ass Tyson Ross mechanics.

    And the kid went oppo?!

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  3. Steve says:

    Mike Jackson also had trouble with 9-year-olds.

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  4. bickles says:

    I dont think the kid went oppo….

    Also, having trouble with 9 year olds is a lot better than having trouble with “8 year olds, dude”

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