Sorry, Spurs fans. Tracy McGrady will not be available to save the Spurs in their series against the Mavs. He's now a professional baseball pitcher. What the what?
McGrady has officially made the roster of the Sugar Land Skeeters. From ESPN:
"It's an honor to be a part of this club," McGrady said in a statement released by the team, which plays in the independent Atlantic League. "To be a part of the team means everything to me and it's a dream come true. I look forward to coming to the ballpark not only to play the game, but to be in the clubhouse building camaraderie with these guys. I am excited to start the journey we're going to take this season."
McGrady made his first start last week in an exhibition game against Alvin Community College, throwing 15 pitches (nine for strikes!!) and allowing three hits and a run in one inning of work. So his ERA is 9.00. I have a feeling this is going to work out GREAT!