I regret to inform every single person on twitter that has sent me an out-of-nowhere TMac-related tweet, Tracy McGrady's baseball career is over. From ESPN:
Talk about a memorable Wednesday: Tracy McGrady collected his first professional strikeout and retired from baseball in the same night.
McGrady threw 1 1/3 innings in the Atlantic League's All-Star Game on Wednesday, striking out Bryan Pounds to earn his elusive "K." His teammates applauded as he walked off the mound.
In all, the 35-year-old McGrady had a 6.75 ERA in four appearances (6 2/3 innings) with the Sugar Land Skeeters. He allowed four hits and five runs.
"It has been a tremendous ride," McGrady said, according to CBS Houston. "It is my last game today. I informed the team this would be my last outing and I appreciate them giving me this opportunity to start the game and enjoy this great mid-summers classic."
Farewell, TMac. I'm sure you wouldn't say anything that might draw Spurs' fans ire, right?
"This has been an awesome year. Not having my basketball career end the way I wanted but having the opportunity to be friends with some of the guys and get to know them and compete with them, learn from them every day, it's been an honor."