Former NBA scoring champ Tracy McGrady allowed two hits and two earned runs in 1 2/3 innings over the weekend in his debut for the Sugar Land Skeeters, an independent-league team in Houston.  

The Skeeters have given the 7x former all-star an opportunity - they previously allowed 50-year-old Roger Clemens to do the same in 2012.  Free press is free press.  It’s not like T-Mac can’t be entertaining.


So like Paris Hilton releasing albums and music videos or Kim Kardashian acting in movies.  Someone with privilege and mediocre celebrity/talent is given an unwarranted opportunity solely so someone else can profit off their name.  

This case being much slimier given that roster spots are limited and a player who chose baseball as his profession loses his spot to someone that’s made over $100 million playing another sport and at age 34 wont be anything but a side show.  If McGrady could throw a fastball 95-100 mph’s that would be different, but an 84 mph fastball? 

Good luck throwing those 84-mph fastballs, I hope you sell a lot of jerseys until you get hurt - as anyone that’s followed T-Mac’s career knows will happen.  Is there a Vegas line on T-Mac having Tommy John surgery this year yet?  Check out his debut. 


Could the MLS be his next calling?

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