Did you think we were done talking about Tim Tebow? Think again.
The former Heisman winner played his first professional game today for the Columbia Fireflies, the Class A affiliate of the Mets. There has been a lot of hype for his debut, as fans were waiting to see what he would do. Batting seventh for the team, Tebow drilled a 2-1 pitch over the 372-foot sign in left-center field.
A highlight of the hit was him stopping at second base. Tebow believed it was a double, before the umpires confirmed it was a home run.
Tebow hits a two-run homer in his first minor league at bat. pic.twitter.com/sd04xyvPgW
— Carson Mason (@CarsonAnnMason) April 6, 2017
As you can tell, the crowd went wild for Tebow’s shot. In his second at-bat of the game, he grounded out to short. It was definitely an improvement after a Spring Training in which he batted .148 with eight strikeouts in 27 at-bats.
Something to note: the 29-year old hit a home run in his first at-bat in the Instructional League.
There are some that think the former Florida Gator doesn’t belong in the majors after his football career didn’t pan out. They also believe its a PR stunt by the Mets. The effort he gave during today’s game could be the right step to proving his critics wrong. Fans can now rush to a Fireflies game just to see what he does next. His career is forming in front of their very eyes.
It appears after a brief hiatus, we are on Tim Tebow watch again. This should be very interesting after he joined the team in September of last season.
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