Yesterday, former NBA all-star Tracy McGrady announced that he is training with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League in an attempt to create a career as a baseball pitcher.
“What I want it to turn into is to pursue a professional baseball career,” McGrady told Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday. “This is my childhood dream. I don’t know where this is going to go, honestly. But I’m committed to it.”
Well it's now emerged that former MLB star Roger Clemens is mentoring the ex-Scoring Champ at the Skeeters. Clemens tried an infamous comeback at the Skeeters in 2012 and whose son is currently the catcher on the team.
But Clemens wasn't as enthusiastic about McGrady's talents as the player himself. Clemens has been quoted as saying;
"He's not anywhere near close to pitching for the Skeeters yet...I watched him from the Bullpen and he was throwing 83, maybe 85 MPH. He's still trying to locate it."
So it seems that McGrady isn't close to being the finished. And at 34 years of age and with a history of injury problems, it seems hard to believe that T-Mac is going to become an opening pitcher for the Atlantic League side.