Mike Venditti Blogs

Tales From The Cockpit: Down But Not Out

Crushing. Inexcusable. Frustrating. These are all words that us South Carolina faithful have used to describe the Gamecocks' 35-31 loss to the Florida Gators last Saturday in The Swamp. Carolina seemed to snatch defeat from the hands of victory as they blew a late lead in Gainesville and allowed... Read More

ITMOD: 102-Years In The Making

The year was 1916 and the Boston Red Sox were squaring off against the Brooklyn Robins in the World Series. Babe Ruth pitched all 14-innings in a 2-1 Game 2 victory for the Red Sox. Ernie Shore started and won two games for the Red Sox and in the end, Boston clinched another World Series... Read More

ITMOD: League Championship Edition

Alright, so I'm batting .500 on my predictions. That's actually really good in baseball...but also means that I got half of my Divisional Series predictions wrong. The Braves weren't quite as ready as I had thought, the Dodgers were FAR more ready than I anticipated and the Astros reminded us all... Read More

Inside the Mind of Ditti: October Rules!

The glorious month of October is upon us and as a sports fan, there really isn't a dull moment. NFL and College Football seasons are in full swing, the NBA and NHL have returned and...most importantly, playoff baseball. As a baseball-first guy, I'm obviously most interested in the MLB Postseason,... Read More

Tales from the Cockpit: Test Time

The 2018 South Carolina Gamecocks' season began with a cakewalk. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers came to Williams Brice Stadium last Saturday as something of a tune-up for the Gamecocks before their big match-up with division rival and third-ranked Georgia this week. Of course, when a team blows... Read More

Inside the Mind of Ditti: Catching Up Again

It's been a while since I've written anything and as much as I would like to believe this will be a return to normalcy...I can't promise that it will be consistent in any way. It is the holidays. But...since it's been a while and there have been some big topics in sports this week, I figured it was... Read More