Mike Venditti

Mike "Ditti" Venditti broke into the sports talk industry in 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Ditti spent almost 3-years as the executive producer and co-host of Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi's radio program and hosted a variety of shows of his own in his time in the Orlando market. In July, Ditti made his way back to the Upstate where he attended High School and College to join the ESPN Upstate team as an online content provider and guest on The Huddle with Greg McKinney. Find Ditti's blogs on the ESPN Upstate blogs page and his podcasts on the Inside the Mind of Ditti page. Favorite Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, South Carolina Gamecocks, Sacramento Kings, Orlando City Soccer Club (He moved around a lot) Favorite Sports Quote: "Baseball is ninety percent mental, the other half is physical." Yogi Berra Favorite Sports Moment: October 27, 2004. A blue moon, a lunar eclipse AND the Red Sox defeated the Cardinals to win their first World Series in 86-years. Favorite Sports Moment (witnessed in person): ​62,510 people at the Citrus Bowl for Orlando City Soccer Club's inaugural MLS match. Favorite Food: Pizza...and Tacos. Favorite Band(s): Led Zeppelin and The Beatles

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    June 13, 2017 - 11:55 am

    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...

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    June 08, 2017 - 1:02 pm

    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...

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    June 07, 2017 - 2:00 pm

    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...

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    May 31, 2017 - 2:58 pm

    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...

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    May 25, 2017 - 11:31 am

    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...

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    May 24, 2017 - 11:11 am

    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...

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    May 23, 2017 - 9:06 am

    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...

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    May 22, 2017 - 11:28 am

    Hate and sports hate are supposed to be two different things.

    Real hate is a raw, strong emotion that should never be taken lightly.  Sports hate is supposed to be casual and based on team...

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