Tuesday, June 9, 2015


When big words happen, people can blow it.

As every Yankee fan knows, Pat Venditte is an ambidextrous pitcher that the Yankees apparently gave up on, and now, he's with the Oakland Athletics.   Well, he made his debut this past weekend and with it, alot of press followed.  Here's a few of the headlines.

Switch-Pitcher Makes It To The Major League Mound (WUNC)
Pat Venditte show comes to Oakland (SF Gate) 
Here's the six-fingered baseball glove that ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte uses (Market Watch)

But this is my favorite one: 

Now, I'm pretty sure someone gets fired for a headline like that.  After all, Amphibious means: 

"relating to, living in, or suited for both land and water." 

Not exactly what Pat Venditte is.

Venditte is Ambidextrous. That means:  

"(of a person) able to use the right and left hands equally well."

Now, I'm not gonna sit here and yell at that AP article. I just find it silly, but there's something called Google now. Doesn't that have everything? That's all I'm saying.

By the way, in his debut, Venditte pitched 2 scoreless innings. Good for him. Hey, the Yankees are always looking for a righty and a lefty pitcher for their pen, aren't they? Seems silly to give up on an ambidextrous pitcher now, doesn't it? Just sayin'.

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