I must admit that as a lifelong New York Mets fan, I wasn’t incredibly excited when GM Sandy Alderson decided to sign college football legend Tim Tebow to a minor-league deal.
It has been clear for years the Mets needed to sign a weak-armed tight end to fix their woes with runners in scoring position. #TebowTime
— Timothy Downs (@Tidow1212) September 8, 2016
Nothing against Tebow, but the move felt like nothing more than a publicity stunt and didn’t improve the MLB roster.
And after a tough spring training, Tebow’s prospective baseball career didn’t seem to have much steam heading into low-A ball with the Columbia Fireflies.
However, on Thursday evening, Tebow, 29, clobbered an opposite field homer in his first at-bat.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 7, 2017
Here’s a look at it from the crowd. Apparently, Tebow stopped at second base during his trip around the diamond as the outfielder played the ball as if it was a double after it landed in play.
Tim Tebow hit a home run in his first minor league AB…and stopped at 2nd base
— Someone's An Idiot (@SomeonesAnIdiot) April 7, 2017
It remains to be seen whether or not Tebow can hit on a consistent basis, but that dinger must have felt good after all the negative press he’s received from dopes like me this spring…