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

    Blog Post
    July 10, 2019 - 10:02 am

    Ah yes! Bases Loaded is back!

    Welcome in to the premier baseball blog on ESPNUpstate.com!

    For those who aren't familiar, Bases Loaded was originally a baseball podcast I...

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    Blog Post
    March 21, 2019 - 9:21 am

    Over the past few weeks, we've seen some monster contracts in baseball, from Bryce Harper's monster deal with the Phillies, to Mike Trouts even bigger contract extension with the Angels.

    Now...

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    Blog Post
    February 21, 2019 - 11:25 am

    I think it may be happening...I think I might be turning on LeBron James.

    Now, seeing him in that god awful purple and gold doesn't help, but this goes beyond my Sacramento Kings homer-dom...

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    Blog Post
    February 07, 2019 - 11:27 am

    I've said it for years and have heard the same response every time, but the inevitable might finally be here.

    Major League Baseball is discussing the implementation of the Universal DH and...

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    Blog Post
    January 23, 2019 - 9:41 am

    It took until 2019, but we finally have a unanimous vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame and it is in the form of former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. 

    Good.  Great. 

    Now,...

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