Watch How A’s Manager Bob Melvin Calls for Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte


Typically when a manager walks out to the mound for a pitching change, he gives a little signal down to the pen to dictate who he wants raising either his left or right arm indicating lefty or righty. Kind of old school now since they have cameras and telephones in bullpens and dugouts now, but still cool. So if you’re A’s manager Bob Melvin, how do you call for switch-pitcher Pat Venditte? Well he showed us precisely how to make the call on Thursday.


Pat Venditte is an A’s rookie out of Creighton who made his debut this year on June 6th. Quite bizarre watching the man pitch. What’s most bizarre is he looks almost identical from either side as you can see in the picture above or the video below.