Mike Venditti Blogs

Bases Loaded: Postseason Preview and Predictions

October is here and with it comes the most wonderful time in sports, Major League Baseball's Postseason. The Houston Astros have finished the season with the best record in baseball, compiling 107-wins. The Los Angeles Dodgers right behind them with 106-wins. Both teams have home field advantage... Read More

The Clemson Way

Trust me, I'm not thrilled about this as a Gamecocks fan, but this is just the world we live in now. Dabo Swinney has become the Bill Belichick of the college football world, and his Tigers are the Patriots. Swinney has found a way to create a Patriots-esque culture in Clemson where every player in... Read More

Tales From The Cockpit: New Year, Same Story

The movie "Groundhog Day" comes to mind when I think about the current state of the South Carolina Gamecocks football program. There was hope in the Spring, hope all Summer and even though the hope came with a qualifier (the schedule), it was expected that even if the record looked bad in the end,... Read More

Bases Loaded- The Home Stretch

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the Bases Loaded blog! The MLB season is heading into the home stretch of the regular season as September quickly approaches and there are tons of things to talk about! Here are a few... Youth On Display The 2019 MLB season has been chock full of young... Read More

ITMOD- Episode 28

In an all-new episode of Inside the Mind of Ditti, Ditti gets you ready for the College Football Season with plenty of Tigers and Gamecocks talk. Plus, he gets into why the Braves are looking good heading into September! Read More
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Purely Baseball

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Thousands of people, young baseball players and their families have descended upon Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the 2019 Little League World Series and I couldn’t be more excited! This is, unquestionably, the best display of organized sport. Every. Single... Read More

Tales From the Cockpit: Now or Never

No matter how you look at it, the 2017 South Carolina Gamecocks football season was abysmal. Sure, the offense improved and were quite possibly the best offense Coach Will Muschamp has ever had as a head coach, but the defense and the overall team record did not improve. In fact, they got much... Read More

Bases Loaded- Trade Deadline Special

Welcome one and all to another edition of Bases Loaded! The 2019 MLB trade deadline has come and gone and it's time to take stock of what has happened. The Atlanta Braves have become legitimate World Series contenders Not only did the Braves take 2 of 3 from the 2nd place Nationals to extend their... Read More

Tell the Whole Story

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is a history museum. It exists to tell the story of baseball. It's a living document that is ever changing, growing and evolving. But it still doesn't tell the entire story. We've been practicing revisionist history in Cooperstown for... Read More

Inside the Mind of Ditti: Great Expectations?

Training camp is almost here and it’s time to start wondering what the Carolina Panthers will be in 2019. The 2018 campaign ended badly, with the Panthers finishing 7-9, missing the playoffs and seeing quarterback Cam Newton heading into off-season surgery. The future looked grim for the black and... Read More