So apparently Tracy McGrady is still pursuing a “career in baseball” after somehow receiving an invitation to Spring Training with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent League according to Bleacher Report.
Only this time, he’s going to be toeing a rubber on the baseball diamond. Yes, McGrady was officially invited to spring training with the Sugar Land Skeeters, according to the Associated Press, via USA Today.
Skeeters manager Gary Gaetti spoke about the former NBA star and what he might bring to the independent league team, per the AP report:
“We’re intrigued by the progress Tracy has made thus far,” Gaettisaid, “and really commend him for putting in the work.”
McGrady spoke to the Houston Chronicle about his excitement at getting the opportunity to show what he’s got.
I got called into the skipper’s office after practice and he let me know that I was going to be a part of the Skeeters’ Spring Training camp. This has been a goal of mine and it’s a great challenge. I’m looking forward to competing and I’m excited about this great opportunity.
Check out McGrady as he throws a few pitchers, you think he still got it?
The Skeeters are obviously only entertaining McGrady because they can use the publicity. Can’t say I blame them because we wouldn’t be talking about them otherwise.