With Tim Tebow lighting the baseball world on fire, *insert sarcastic tone,* all eyes are on the 29-year-old minor leaguer. After an abysmal spring training, Tebow was designated to the Mets' single-A team.
Against lower competition, Tebow has found a spark of confidence and is playing the game with a carefree spirit.
“I can honestly sit here before every one of you and say I’ve had so much fun training, pursuing it, getting hits, striking out, whatever it’s been," Tebow told MLB.com.
Laugh if you must, but Tim Tebow is having a great time being "one of the guys" in the minor leagues.
"Today is just the next day in that process. I’m going to enjoy that. I’m excited about that opportunity to work for this and pursue it, and in the meantime hopefully, make some people’s day by giving them a hug or signing an autograph, or getting a couple hits.”
Tebow has two home runs in his first three games with the Columbia Fireflies. It's doubtful that he maintains this pace but even a decent start for Tebow may be enough to catapult him through the minor league ranks. That means there's a possibility of seeing Tebow in "Sin City" by season's end.
It'd be quite a scene to watch Tim Tebow, and the circus of cameras that follow him, step into Cashman field.Tebow, and the circus of cameras that follow him, step into Cashman field.
Will his skills hold up at the triple-A level? Probably not, but his star power is undeniable and a player as polarizing as Tebow has the potential of changing the entire dynamic of 51s games.