Posted by disappointmentzone on 7 April 2007
The NYT ran an interesting story today about a relief pitcher at Creighton Univesity who throws with both arms, oftentimes during the same game. The pitcher, Pat Venditte, has a custom-made glove that fits either hand, allowing him to pitch as a righty or a lefty depending on who’s batting. Since he uses both arms he can go for longer stretches because neither arm ever gets particularly tired. Due to his versatility Venditte has been the focus of some interest from MLB scouts, but he is leaning towards going back to school for his senior season before declaring for the draft.
We all know Wedge is a fan of platoons — I am too — and so I wonder what he’d think of the first-ever one-man platooning pitcher.