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
    December 31, 2018 - 2:31 pm

    This one will get personal and is steeped in homerism.

    This is your one and only warning.

    2018 was an interesting year for me, to say the least. Lots of ups and...

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    December 03, 2018 - 10:46 am

    Ditti reacts to the final CFB Playoff rankings, the asinine conversation that preceded them and quickly previews the two playoff match-ups! Enjoy!

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    November 14, 2018 - 4:15 pm

    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...

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    October 23, 2018 - 11:46 am

    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...

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    October 12, 2018 - 2:51 pm

    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...

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    October 04, 2018 - 4:41 pm

    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...

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    September 05, 2018 - 11:59 am

    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...

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    December 20, 2017 - 4:15 pm

    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...

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