Tebow hits another home run

AP

Tim Tebow has come a long way from his One-Man Baseball Fantasy Camp.

The former NFL quarterback hit his second home run in the minor leagues — in only three games with the Class A Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies.

It was a three-run shot against the Augusta (Ga.) Greenjackets (really?), and the ball went well over the right-centerfield fence.

Tebow, a first round pick of the Broncos in 2010, is batting .250 (three for 12) with a walk. The home run gave the unbeaten Fireflies a 6-0 lead.

And so the question becomes when the Mets will move him up in their farm system. And if this unlikely late-20s effort to become a professional baseball player is something much more than the publicity stunt it initially seemed to be.

55 responses to “Tebow hits another home run

  1. Who cares? This isn’t about football and it isn’t about a football player. It’s about a guy who couldn’t cut it in the NFL who is now in a minor league of what has become an afterthought sport.

  2. It’s still early in the season so not a large sample size really, but batting .250 in single A isn’t going to get him called up. 2 home runs in 3 games is at least note worthy though.

  3. Your hate for Tebow is just sad. You cover football, but yet can’t stop talking about Tebow. I hope nothing but the best for Tebow. He’s a true professional. All he does is win, and it’s something you’re going to have to come to terms with. God bless you, Tebow.

  4. Maybe a better article for hardball talk? Probably no one has a crush on him over there though.

  5. Good for the kid, no matter what any of us thinks about him.
    Most of us simply go along & try to do the best we can at our jobs, and never really try to do anything special, we just trudge through life, thinking more of security than chasing the dream!

  6. Are you going to continuie updating us with Tim Tebow’s baseball career? If so, I’m going to change the channel

  7. Make a post about Tim Tebow when and “NFL” team signs him , or at least wait til he gets a NFL team visit.

  8. First round NFL bust that washed out of the league and took up baseball…Who cares? He hit two home runs in the minor leagues…plenty of minor league players have done that…how about writing an article about Tebow playing football…oh wait, he already tried and failed there…multiple times…couldn’t even make Chip’s sideshow in Philly…move on already..

  9. Tebowmania runs wild through every league he joins!!!I see the Fireflies riding Tim Tebow’s hot bat all the way to the South Atlantic League Championship!! Only if Tebow can keep this up against real competition like the Hickory Crawdads & the Asheville Tourists!!!

  10. Look Tebow was a bad football player. He will probably turn out to be a bad baseball player.

    But he is a great person, and honestly its great to get positive reports on ex players rather than bankruptcies and prison sentences.

    I root for Tim Tebow

  11. There are a lot of power hitting guys who can knock a few HRs and not much else who are looking for a team right now. I’m not against him at all and wish him well. It’s just important to have some perspective. And you know what? Being able to hit a HR in a professional game is more than a lot of guys can do. I know a guy who led a college conference in slugging who was drafted as a college junior and had 0 extra base hits in Rookie Ball before being released.

  12. This is about a guy taking a path that the world and the sports world can’t stand. Just follow His lead Tim and let the critics wail and howl.

  13. Tebow was and still is trash. The media’s inane obsession with him defies description and logic. He was a mediocre QB (yes, even mediocre QBs can win some games in the NFL) and a terrible leader per scouts and other players. There are strong reasons not one NFL team was interested in him. Again, the guy is pure trash. In sports and in mind-numbing Dancing With The Stars.

    Oh, and sorosbolshevism, Tebow isn’t following anyone or anything except $$$. It’s all about him and him alone.

  14. “niners816 says:
    Apr 9, 2017 4:58 PM

    Your hate for Tebow is just sad. You cover football, but yet can’t stop talking about Tebow. I hope nothing but the best for Tebow. He’s a true professional. All he does is win, and it’s something you’re going to have to come to terms with. God bless you, Tebow.”

    A. He does anything else but win. Look at his stats/record for goodness sake. It’s all about him and the $$$.
    B. “God bless you, Tebow.” No, she probably has a lot more important things to do.

  15. For the haters and back handed compliment folks. Tim Tebow took a 1-4 team and led them to a division title and won a playoff game in the NFL. Then he lost to Tom Brady in the playoffs. (No shame in that). He did this while his coach, gm, and all of sports media doubted him the whole way. He would still be in the NFL today if some franchise was smart enough to build a team around him and allow him to flourish. Too bad they’d rather count on mediocre QBs all over the league. As a sports fan I feel cheated because they give me Jay Cutler and Ryan Fitzpatrick types to watch instead. As far as baseball goes, he’s proving again why he is who he is. Just sit back and watch and hate, it doesn’t matter to him.

  16. Two quarterbacks kneeled. Two quarterbacks were dubbed distractions. Two quarterbacks are no longer in the league. Moral of the story: don’t kneel.

  17. emmitt22bates40 says:
    Apr 9, 2017 6:22 PM
    For the haters and back handed compliment folks. Tim Tebow took a 1-4 team and led them to a division title and won a playoff game in the NFL. Then he lost to Tom Brady in the playoffs. (No shame in that). He did this while his coach, gm, and all of sports media doubted him the whole way. He would still be in the NFL today if some franchise was smart enough to build a team around him and allow him to flourish. Too bad they’d rather count on mediocre QBs all over the league. As a sports fan I feel cheated because they give me Jay Cutler and Ryan Fitzpatrick types to watch instead. As far as baseball goes, he’s proving again why he is who he is. Just sit back and watch and hate, it doesn’t matter to him.

    It’s awesome that you know what matters to Tebow. You guys must talk a lot

  18. How was this ever a publicity stunt when he agreed with the team from the start to not do any media other than run of the mill post game local?

    Oh you don’t have an answer bc you’re yet again wr–wr–wrong.

  19. Give the guy a break. He puts his heart and soul into everything he does whether it’s football, baseball or making some kids day by taking 5 minutes out of his with a heartfelt interaction.

  20. Good for him.
    Be interesting to see when a pitcher decides to get his 15 mins of fame and bean Tebow, how Tebow reacts.

  21. This isn’t a football story…or a baseball story.

    I don’t hate, or even minimally dislike Tebow. I just don’t get what the continued interest is in a guy who many, many teams have proven is not good enough to play in the NFL.

    He’s a decent athlete obviously, but that’s about it.

    Call me when he makes the majors.

  22. ronfromnm says:
    Apr 9, 2017 4:45 PM
    Who cares? This isn’t about football and it isn’t about a football player. It’s about a guy who couldn’t cut it in the NFL who is now in a minor league of what has become an afterthought sport.
    ===================================

    Id rather have him than Kap or a handful of guys still in the league.

  23. Not hating on Tebow, but the reality is that pitchers at a higher level will figure out his weaknesses as a hitter and he’ll be toast. Deon Sanders and many others learned how hard it is to excel at baseball when you start late.

    Still, TT obviously loves to be out there competing and he clearly has the skills to hold his own in the minors. That’s vastly more than most of us will ever get…so if that IS his ceiling, still: good for him. Hope he enjoys every moment.

  24. brady2gronktd says:
    Apr 9, 2017 10:25 PM
    The jealousy is strong in many of you

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    Yes I’m sure there’s tons of jealousy. I however am not jealous of him at all. I admire all he stands for and has achieved, especially in his personal life outside of sports. I actually do hope he makes it. He probably won’t but.. I’m definitely not rooting against him. My comment was just a little joke bc media making a big deal over his two home runs like it was a World Series winning home run like Joe Carters in 93. Hence the Bob Costas line. Just thought it was fitting for the publicity Tebow’s HRs are getting. No jealousy here

  25. So strange how Christians seem to think they are persecuted in America. Yet they remain blissfully unaware of the irony that they are the ones trying to force their way of life on the rest of us.

    Tebow is a sad sack, too dumb to do anything but sports. And that’s fine, if he weren’t way underqualified to be playing pro sports.

  26. Why would the Mets move him up? They don’t expect him to actually do anything and they def don’t want to take up spots on actual development teams. This is exactly what they want, for him to get some headlines and sell some tickets for their farm system funding. When the dude was facing MLB or AAA level pitches he looked lost, but he’s still a good enough athlete to do some damage at the lowest level of professional baseball.

  27. A 6’3, 240 lb stud athlete hits a home run. Snowflakes sink into depression. Baseball is hard they lament! How can he do it. Yeah that hand eye coordination and muscle memory from repetition is very hard. Today’s generation can barely play video games but this zealot hits a ball with a stick! Need safe space now.

  28. Wow, any number of stupid posts here on both sides of the Tebow spectrum. Sad really, many of you should never post publicly again.

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