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Max Rockatansky

Tracy McGrady 2014 Outlook

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Sources w/the @SL_Skeeters tell me that Tracy McGrady is eyeing pro baseball as a pitcher. CLocked at 91 MPH. Working out for 2 months.

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I am also told that Tracy McGrady's workout routine has been 2-3 times/wk throwing & working some w/Roger Clemens.

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Rodman has been trying out to be the chorizo in the Sausage Race. He's been clocked at 2 min around the bases in the giant suit and has been working out with HOF Mascot, the SAN DIEGO CHICKEN

(insert ninja face)

(I wish I knew how to insert the ninja face)

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My boy McGrady going to be a Hall of Famer in 2 sports I like it! In all seriousness, I hope he learns how to throw a knuckleball from Dickey or Wakefield if he wants any shot at the majors.

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Chances of Tmac making to the majors is slim to none, but i love that he's even trying it out. Would be pretty cool if he continues to work at it and is able to pump up that FB to 94-95 in a few months.

But we all know Tmac...he'll probably get injured pretty soon.

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Not that it matters really, but just curious why a guy who has little to no chance of reaching Double-A (unless he gets special treatment) gets his own thread in the Major league forum while guys who are almost assuredly going to the majors like Tanaka and Abreu are in the Milb forum? Tbh I don't watch basketball at all and for a second I thought, is this some prospect I never heard of?

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That's impressive that he throws so hard.

It really is. Being able to hit 90 is no joke. If McGrady can continue to strengthen his arm, then he should be able to bump up his MPH a bit too. At his height, he could create some real downhill plane as well. If he reaches some level of pro ball, even independent leagues, it would still be a cool story. He already has tons of money, so he has nothing to lose.

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That's impressive that he throws so hard.

It's just depressing, haha.

I worked my butt off since I was able to walk to throw that hard, and died out as a D1 SP/relief pitcher. McGrady probably farted around and played some high school baseball, strolls out 15+ years later and throws 91, LOL. It's crazy how unbelievable of athletes these guys are.

It was like playing against Anquan Boldin in high school, he was the best football player in the state of Florida as a QB for Pahokee. He was a man amongst boys in a football state. Then hoops comes around, and he was a stud PG that could have went D1. We'd slaughter them in baseball, but Boldin would play for them every now and then. He'd pitch - throw 90+ with zero control, LOL. Then watching him take BP, he had no clue but could still yack one about 420+ in between swinging and missing and 60 mph coach BP. Guy coulda went pro in anything he wanted.

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http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/retired-nba-star-tracy-mcgrady-considering-baseball-career-171734862--mlb.html

“Speaking real quickly of McGrady, I think he’s going to play independent league baseball as a pitcher this year. In the independent league,” Van Gundy said.

“I’m being serious. I’ve heard from sources in Houston — seriously — that he’s throwing over 90 miles per hour. The Sugar Land Skeeters — Roger Clemens pitched for them last year, it was awesome.”

I'm drafting him over Jose Fernandez this season.

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http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10829008/tracy-mcgrady-makes-sugar-land-skeeters-pitcher

He's offically made the team now. This is the same team Scott Kazmir pitched for 2 years ago before his miraculous return to the majors so hopefully they give McGrady some of the "juice" they gave Kazmir that brought his fastball back to life.

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http://espn.go.com/m...keeters-pitcher

He's offically made the team now. This is the same team Scott Kazmir pitched for 2 years ago before his miraculous return to the majors so hopefully they give McGrady some of the "juice" they gave Kazmir that brought his fastball back to life.

Good for him. Sadly, I think Roger Clemens has a higher chance of making it back into the majors. Well, maybe not, but still, you know what I mean.

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Sugar Land Skeeters....that's a hell of a team name right there. Sounds like something you'd land on in Candyland.

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I happened to be at a Independent League game today and McGrady started the game for the Skeeters. He threw one inning and let up no runs. For those wondering he looks very imposing on the mound as you would expect. He definitely has a legit fastball (no radar gun in the park, but you could easily tell he was throwing around 90 MPH and harder than most of the other pitchers). Also clear he really has no breaking ball but that's expected considering he probably hadn't thrown a baseball in 15 years!

It was surprising to see him pitch only 1 inning, but he must have to build his arm strength a ton right now. If he somehow learns a decent breaking pitch he'd have a shot to play around in Single A or Double AA.

It was a pretty cool experience and he seemed like he was having a great time out there, really taking in all of the festivities of the game. You wouldn't expect that from a guy who was a star in a different sport that is playing independent ball.

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http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/17/tracy-mcgrady-started-an-all-star-game-and-then-retired-from-baseball/

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2014/07/17/t-mac-retires-from-baseball/

McGrady's baseball career is over as he has retired...He definitely could have went pro if he chose baseball over basketball, but I think he made the right choice.

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