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Tim Tebow hits homer in fourth at-bat after promotion

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Tim Tebow lived up to the hype for one night, homering in his fourth at-bat with St. Lucie after the High Single-A affiliate promoted him. Tebow followed that two-run blast in the second inning with a single in the fourth. It came in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday.

Tebow’s debut for the St. Lucie Mets was scheduled for Tuesday but rain postponed it to Wednesday when the Mets and Palm Beach Cardinals played a doubleheader. The former Heisman Trophy winner singled up the middle in the fifth inning of Game 1, going 1-for-2 with a walk and a strike out as the Mets won 5-2.

Critics questioned why the Mets promoted Tebow when his.220 batting average with the low-A Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies was higher than only 10 other players in the entire league. Tebow also struck out 69 times in 64 games against low-A pitching.

Tebow, 29, homered in his first career minor league at-bat with the Fireflies in April.

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30 Responses to “Tim Tebow hits homer in fourth at-bat after promotion”
  1. gohometrolls says: Jun 28, 2017 9:12 PM

    Atta boy Jesus I mean Timmy

  2. bencoates57 says: Jun 28, 2017 9:28 PM

    Come back to football. The Broncos desperately need you.

  3. purplepride11 says: Jun 28, 2017 9:36 PM

    Oh good for you!

  4. beauregard says: Jun 28, 2017 9:37 PM

    “Critics questioned why the Mets promoted Tebow”
    No matter what this kid does, the critics are going to question why.

  5. aggression44 says: Jun 28, 2017 9:49 PM

    It’s all a dog and ponie show. Nothing to see here.

  6. ZcodeSportSystem.com says: Jun 28, 2017 9:52 PM

    Good for Tebow..Always rises to the challenge.

  7. ubb44 says: Jun 28, 2017 9:54 PM

    Just as many playoff wins and way more HR’s than Romo.

  8. realtruthteller101 says: Jun 28, 2017 9:59 PM

    mvp imo

  9. mutygerfan says: Jun 28, 2017 10:01 PM

    And?

  10. sactogary says: Jun 28, 2017 10:41 PM

    Of course, this doesn’t change the fact that he’s long shot to make the big leagues, but it’s sure fun watching the “experts” heads explode for one day.

  11. eelco28 says: Jun 28, 2017 10:48 PM

    you wonder why he was promoted I wonder why this is my football feed…

  12. AstroBull says: Jun 28, 2017 10:52 PM

    Winner

  13. nflviewer says: Jun 28, 2017 10:56 PM

    I’m not a Tebow fan but I don’t have anything against him either. He seems like a good person so I wish him well.

    It is easy to see why he has a baseball contract. He sells tickets. People want to see him play. I have no interest in seeing Tebow play baseball and lots of other people don’t either. But if an extra 1 or 2 thousand people come to games in Florida to see him play, then it was a profitable move to sign him. That’s all that drives pro sports. Making money from TV, tickets, and food and merchandise sales.

  14. brownsprotonator says: Jun 28, 2017 11:12 PM

    Tim who?

  15. QB Film Room says: Jun 28, 2017 11:20 PM

    LOL. Watch when Tebow ends up starting in 2019 for the Mets lolol. 2nd thoughts NFL? I know Tim is not the sharpest tool in the shed in terms of processing post snap and throwing motion wise but I feel like he should have gotten more of a shot, God does too.

  16. mackcarrington says: Jun 28, 2017 11:37 PM

    He’ll make everyone forget Bo Jackson in no time.

  17. mikewhorio says: Jun 28, 2017 11:45 PM

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD…THIS IS NOT FOOTBALL NEWS…NO ONE CARES!!!!!

  18. victorycruz says: Jun 28, 2017 11:46 PM

    And now for all his haters to talk ish instead of giving the man the props he deserves. Great job, Timmy. Keep it up

  19. tonebones says: Jun 28, 2017 11:49 PM

    Tebow is awesome!!!

  20. imodan says: Jun 28, 2017 11:53 PM

    How does this guy rate mentioning on Pro Football Talk? He’s a .220 hitting, walking, talking sideshow. Who cares about what he does in the Florida League? His 15 minutes are long over. And no, I didn’t read the article, why would I? I don’t go to the nascar link to get my tennis news and I certainly don’t visit PFT regularly to see this professional failure featured. Nice guy? Ya, sure, okay. There are millions of nice guys and gals in this world. This guy is just better at promoting how nice he is.

  21. natijim185 says: Jun 28, 2017 11:59 PM

    whohoo!

  22. ninespot says: Jun 29, 2017 12:00 AM

    Doesn’t mean a thing. I’ve read countless comments how batting .220 is ok but it’s not for that level. Baseball is played out in many games and eventually you will be who you are which is not good enough Tim Tebow.

  23. enlightenedskeptic says: Jun 29, 2017 12:26 AM

    He just plays up to the level of competition.

    He’ll be in the bigs before you know it.

    Never mind. I don’t really care.

  24. jnovi86 says: Jun 29, 2017 1:34 AM

    Seriously, stop posting about this guy here. He’s no longer a football player and we don’t care what he does.

  25. Dam0wned says: Jun 29, 2017 3:00 AM

    Tim Tebow is no longer, and probably never will be again, a pro football player. There are many much more relevant places to cover this than PFT.

  26. bjbroderick says: Jun 29, 2017 5:04 AM

    Just like Kaep, you can stop reporting on QB failures.

  27. dbroncos59 says: Jun 29, 2017 7:25 AM

    Do we really need an article every time Tebow hits a home run? This is like his fourth one since 2016 haha

  28. TheDPR says: Jun 29, 2017 8:50 AM

    Good for him but he’s no longer a football player and this is PFT.

  29. ibillwt says: Jun 29, 2017 9:03 AM

    Time to bring this guy back to the NFL. Jets should get him and only use him in the 4th quarter. I personally guarantee at least one miracle.

  30. imaduffer says: Jun 29, 2017 12:22 PM

    Can’t wait for Tebow to become a NASCAR driver.

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