Found Words – Rick Reilly

Not a huge Reilly fan, but he found something cool in this pitcher:

“I’ve got to remember to tell people which way he’s throwing,” says RiverDogs radio play-by-play man Danny Reed. “Never had to do that before.”

There are a lot of “never befores” with Venditte. The pitching coach has to file two reports: Venditte the lefty and Venditte the righty. And he should; they’re two different pitchers. The righty has a 90 mph fastball, a curve and a nice change. The lefty comes sidearm and has a murderous slider and a change. He’s a five-pitch pitcher! Once, in Little League, the other team’s coach came up to Pat Sr. and said, “Your twins pitched a heck of a game.”

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