Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective
- Tracy McGrady made his second appearance for the Sugar Land Skeeters, against the York Revolution. He didn't quite make it through three full innings, but he didn't surrender a run, and only gave up one hit. Unfortnately, his control left him that day. McGrady walked four batters throwing less that 50 percent of his pitches for strikes.
- The Atlantic League has just announced that their 30 millionth fan has come through the turnstile. President Rick White said the goal every year is to provide affordable family entertainment for all the fans. Their support is what keeps them going. Congratulations to the Atlantic League on an amazing achievement.
- Somerset Patriots pitcher Matt Maloney has signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. He will report to Triple-A. The Reds took notice after Maloney went 2-1 with a 2.79 ERA in five starts. This isn't his first cup of coffee in affiliated ball. Maloney was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 3rd round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Mississippi. He's appeared in 31 games at the MLB level and has over ten years of minor league experience.