When I bought my last house in 2012, the Realtor was trying to tell me how cool it was that my house would be half a mile from a baseball stadium and the future home of the Sugar Land Skeeters. My response was I’m not the biggest baseball fan and unless that lowers my taxes or cost of the home I really don’t give a damn.
I bought the house, moved in a little before the minor league team moved into their new home and I have to admit that it’s been nice being neighbors. The team puts on a lot of great events for the public and tickets are affordable enough for a large group or a family to spend a day watching live sports.
The one thing that keeps me from being a real “fan” is I can’t name one player on the team (Baseball legend Roger Clemens did have a fling with them). Well, according to some awesome news this morning by Houston news reporter RandyMcIlvoy, that might all change when one of my favorite basketball players of all-time attempts to chase his first love.
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.
— Randy McIlvoy (@RandyMcIlvoy) February 1, 2014
McGrady’s old coach in Houston also contributed to the news
“I think he’s going to play independent league baseball as a pitcher this year. I’m being serious. I’ve heard from sources in Houston — seriously — that he’s throwing over 90 miles per hour.”
90 miles per hour! T-Mac has supposedly been working out with Roger Clemens and it looks like the sessions are paying off.
As a long time fan, if he does end up joining the Skeeters then I guess my home purchase will keep paying off too.