Congratulations to former NBA stud Tracy McGrady for making his professional baseball debut last night as the starting pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters. It didn’t go well.
Trace gave up two earned over 1 2/3 and walked two before being pulled after only facing nine batters. He threw 35 pitches; 18 strikes.
And took the loss.
The good news: Sugar Land had a sellout crowd of 7,700 there to watch McGrady pitch to Roger Clemens’ son, catcher Koby.
The Sugar Land Skeeters announced last week their ground-breaking, minor league baseball agreement with ESPN, who will gain the exclusive rights to place games on its digital and television networks. The deal will begin with Skeeters home game coverage throughout the 2014 season.
You think more people would watch a Skeeters game featuring Canseco, Manny Ramirez, McGrady and Koby Clemens than an Astros game? I do.