Mike Venditti Blogs

Inside the Mind of Ditti: Nah, I'm Good

The day is here. Tim Tebow officially graces Fluor Field in downtown Greenville to take on our Greenville Drive for the first time tonight...and I'm not going to cover it. I won't be there tonight, I won't be there tomorrow and I won't be there Thursday...even if it is "Thirsty Thursday." Why? Well... Read More

Inside the Mind of Ditti: Nah, I'm Good

The day is here. Tim Tebow officially graces Fluor Field in downtown Greenville to take on our Greenville Drive for the first time tonight...and I'm not going to cover it. I won't be there tonight, I won't be there tomorrow and I won't be there Thursday...even if it is "Thirsty Thursday." Why? Well... Read More

Inside the Mind of Ditti: Embrace Greatness

Greatness (noun)- the quality of being great. As sports fans, we have witnessed a ton of greatness over the last couple of decades. We've seen countless records change hands and at times change hands again. We've seen dynasties in multiple leagues and we've seen legends rise and fall. Yet it seems... Read More

Tales From The Cockpit: The Next Chapter

It's official. The Chad Holbrook era of Gamecocks baseball has come to an end. Celebrating downfalls is something that I personally loathe, so don't expect that here. If you want to celebrate this, go right ahead...but I will not. Coach Holbrook has been with the South Carolina baseball program for... Read More

Inside the Mind of Ditti: Thank You, Nationals

It finally happened. Somebody held a silly grudge, for three years, started drama on the diamond…and the other team didn’t retaliate! To quote Al Michaels, “Do you believe in miracles!?” To be perfectly honest, I’m shocked. I got to bed early last night to prepare for a long day today and totally... Read More

Inside the Mind of Ditti: The Next Yankees Dynasty

In 1996, the New York Yankees began their first dynasty since the 70s. They have failed to be one since. It’s been 14-years actually, but Yankee fans won’t have to wait much longer. Before getting into why the 2017 Yankees are better build for a long LONG run, let’s revisit the 1995 Yankees. You... Read More

Inside the Mind of Ditti: Hypocrisy On Display

Here we go...once again... A pitcher held a grudge for three years and he's the hero. Why? That's easy...hypocrisy. The hypocrisy surrounding the fans and non-fans of baseball has been mind-boggling from the start. Whether it's the "change baseball for me" crowd, the "baseball is boring" guy or the... Read More

Jake Bentley Should Be Confident, It's His Job To Be

Jake Bentley said some things. For some reason, the fan base that's still celebrating a championship is obsessed with it. That's what I can't wrap my head around in this situation. Not Bentley, Clemson fans. What was Bentley supposed to say? "Yeah, well we were lucky to have even been mediocre last... Read More

The Nature Boy takes aim at LaVar Ball

Normally, I wouldn't even mention LaVar Ball's name. He wants the free advertisement and is literally meaningless to the sports world. My feeling is that we should stop giving him clout and stop talking about him all together. Lonzo Ball is the only Ball we should be discussing in sports media. He'... Read More

Umpire Reverses Call Correctly...Without Replay

As you can see from the picture above, Nolan Fontana was out. Problem is, the umpire (Hunter Wendelstedt), called him safe. Then something amazing happened.... Wendelstedt, after discussing the call with Rays manager Kevin Cash, realized he was wrong and reversed the call on the spot. Without a 5-... Read More