This phenomenon Yankees pitching prospect, Pat Venditte who is ambidextrous, successfully as able from with either arm. Venditte also has two entirely different deliveries, overhand from his right and 10 o’clock sidearm as a lefty.
As a child Venditte’s father traced his son’s hands in order to have a custom glove made that caters to both hands. Venditte still wears this unique glove design, and can change it from hand to hand faster than most people can make a glove off just one.
The sports world has not seen a player like Venditte in over a century.
The question remains, will Venditte ever make it to the Bronx or play at the major-league level?
Well, ESPN Magazine’s Baseball Preview issue done by the duo predicted that Boston Red Sox will win the division by four games over the Yankees. Yes, the currently reigning champs, who just barely make the Wild Card in 2010 as the Tampa Bay Rays are just a game shy.
Wait it gets better, Mariano Rivera will lead the AL East serious decrease in ability. Mo will nearly doubling his ERA from 1.76 to 3.18, about ten less strikeouts than 2009, and all done throwing less innings too.
The player with the biggest upside, is Red Sox’s 3B Adrian Beltre who’s home-run total will double in 2010 season. Beltre’s SLG percentage will increase from .379 to .454, and the one word sentence containing ‘Jackpot.’ finished it off this declaration.
So how did this one make sense because he had a career year in 2004? Maybe it’s because ESPN considers a player with multiple injuries the equivalent striking gold?
It is a 20 team H2H (head to head) league on ESPN.com, with a six player keeper rule which means six players will carry over to next season fantasy season.
In the draft I had the first pick, and used it for NYY Alex Rodriguez, partly because of Albert Pujols has been bothered again by back spasms which are a concern, and partly out of loyalty.
Arod is healthy and will put up monster numbers this season, as he always has consistently. Automatically a keeper so please no time for negative Arod comments as he is on my team for better or for worse.
Any suggestion would be appreciated, as after multiple mock drafts my team is not my ideal and I could use the help.
The world saw the worst collapse in sports history take residence in Shea Stadium, in 2007, the pictures and tears brought city-wide shame. The Mets have been face first since, and the fans hate them for it.
Jump to a few months later, when the scrappy Giants miraculously beat an undefeated Patriots to win the Superbowl. New York went crazy for sports again, and inspired by the proof playing with heart institutes champions.
Are you getting the point here?
New York fans have been emotionally drained, with the ups and downs being so harsh.
Since I reaffirmed, for the second season, just how scared I am of the Tampa Bay Rays in the prior post; it seems fitting to preview the two shoguns of the AL East.
My New York Yankees, and our biggest rivals the Boston Red Sox. Yes, still have some smoke left for these two teams, but after watching and reading about the Rays there is major reason for both to worry.
New York and Boston fans had cemented spots in their brains to make the playoffs over the last decade. The Yanks and Red Sox represent the biggest rivalry in sports, which is never short of drama and has ruled the division and the league since 1995 brought the term wild-card into play.
No question these two hate each other, and nothing fires up the ‘nation’ more than when the Universe is back on top. Now add the annoying and pushy Rays, who are starting to learn why these two teams have earned, not bought every success and all the respect by playing their hearts out each season.
How do the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox look for the coming season?