Wittels talks about the hitting advice that Ventura game him:
He was a great guy. Our conversation went really well. He was pulling for me. He was really cool with everything. He was a great guy. Just to mentioned in the same sentence with that kind of guy is just so honored to me because he went on to have a big league career with a lot different teams. He said he would be really happy for me and it would be a great record… Most people talk about Mr. Ventura’s streak because it’s at the same level. It’s metal bats. A lot of people say that there is a big difference between wood and metal. I think if you can hit, you can hit.