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Chaos ensues when switch-hitter faces a switch-pitcher

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Pat Venditte is seen pitching right handed, top, and left handed, bottom, during an intrasquad spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla., Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Pat Venditte is seen pitching right handed, top, and left handed, bottom, during an intrasquad spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla., Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. The Associated Press

Here’s something you don’t see often.

During a spring-training game in Florida, a switch-hitter came to the plate against a switch-pitcher.

Yes, there is such a thing.

Toronto’s Pat Venditte can pitch with either hand (he’s ambidextrous). Pittsburgh’s Antoan Richardson can hit from either side of the plate, and he faced Venditte on Sunday.

It was a funny thing to see:

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