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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    September 16, 2019 - 3:19 pm

    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...

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    September 04, 2019 - 2:00 pm

    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...

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    August 28, 2019 - 2:27 pm

    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...

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    August 21, 2019 - 2:15 pm

    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...

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    August 15, 2019 - 3:42 pm

    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...

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    August 07, 2019 - 1:35 pm

    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...

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    July 31, 2019 - 5:11 pm

    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...

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    July 24, 2019 - 10:54 am

    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....

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    July 17, 2019 - 11:28 am

    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...

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