Tim Tebow is selling autographed baseballs and bats

Tim Tebow isn’t willing be a sideshow, but he is willing to make some money on the side while he ties to get to The Show.

The Tebow baseball experiment is a con; the only question is the end game. Could the end game simply be merchandising?

Via Kyle Koster of TheBigLead.com, Tebow is selling signed baseballs for $125 and signed bats for $175. Whatever the demand may be, it surely was aided by last week’s obvious dog-and-pony rollout of his baseball ambitions, thanks to the dogged efforts of co-workers who would have been wise to ask Tebow to pony up a percentage point or two on the back end.

Tebow’s bought-and-paid-for baseball whisperer, Chad Moeller, recently claimed that Tebow could thrive immediately at the highest levels of a much-harder-than-it-looks sport.

“He could pull off .220 in the big leagues right now, without doing anything else, simply because his swing’s really, really good and his mental toughness is flat-out off the charts,” Moeller told the New York Times. If that were true, however, Tebow already would be under contract with a Major League team.

Maybe he will be. Maybe that’s still the end game: Adding him to an expanded September roster in the hopes of filling up stadiums, selling jerseys, scripting the ending to his Disney movie and, in the interim, selling signed baseballs and bats.

And if none of the other stuff happens, the end game will be selling signed baseballs and bats on yet another exciting trip to the bank.

52 responses to “Tim Tebow is selling autographed baseballs and bats

  1. God bless this angel of a man. He is the greatest to walk on a football field. He can throw Jesus a fade into the end zone. God bless.

    Wait I forgot I’m not a Christian, dang it! Y’all are brainwashing us!

  2. On Fighter and the Kid Podcast, Brendan Schuab said Tebow has been training for baseball in secret for a couple of years and was training for baseball when the Eagles called him to play football.

  3. Tebow is a smart man… his EVERY MOVE is top news.. and the “experts” call him a bust… i think the man is winning at EVERY LEVEL!!!!! So if Tim can make some more money selling balls and bats well guess what PFT you just helped his cause by telling your followers!!!

    and yes im a Steelers fan who got “Tebowed” and still support the kid!!

  4. I actually like Tebow and find it hard to believe this guy hasnt stuck with a team. Hes done nothing but win where and when hes played. Denver gave him a raw deal , he proved he could win with the right people around him , just ask the Steelers. McDaniels drafted him and when he got fired Tebow had no support after that…..regardless good for him making money off the bats……hes a smart man and a better role model then 95 percent of the NFL for todays youth…..

  5. I’ve always been willing to defend Tebow’s football career based on the fact that he was one of the greatest (and most exciting) college football players of all-time. I also felt his competitive fire surpassed most and his genuine passion for the game could never be questioned………and, the quality of NFL backups can get pretty lousy, so I figured, why not him?????

    I do believe he has officially jumped the shark and the arrogance to think he could just roll in and play baseball at the highest level after so many years off, is kinda revolting.

    I question what makes the guy tick. He found his niche as a college football analyst and if he sticks with it, he could be great at it.

    What gives?

  6. Tim Tebow’s the man. The hate on him just makes me chuckle. He’s just a good dude, and people hate on him for that. There should be less Richard Shermans in this world and more Tim Tebow’s. God bless you, Tebow!

  7. With so many single A teams being in the state where Tebow played in college, I’d be surprised if he doesn’t get a look. At the very least it would sell tickets.

    In the meantime, stop capitalizing on your signature before you’ve ever had a professional at bat, Timmy. It’s not very becoming.

  8. If Tebow is anything other than a proselytizing hypocrite, then he’d donate a substantial portion of the proceeds he makes (off of gullible suckers) to the needy.

    I won’t hold my breath though.

  9. how many keyboard keys do you break when writing these hit-pieces on Tebow? where does all this irrational hatred come from I wonder?

  10. Pro Hardball Talk should give you a royalty for writing a story for them. Nothing football-related about this.

  11. This is a great example as to why no other teams want to get near him anymore, the sideshows are major distractions.

  12. Another huckster using religion to make himself wealthy. There would be zero sports interest in Tebow witjout his very marketable ties to the Jesus crowd.

  13. mcdeez22 says:
    Aug 15, 2016 12:22 PM

    With so many single A teams being in the state where Tebow played in college, I’d be surprised if he doesn’t get a look. At the very least it would sell tickets.

    Problem is he doesn’t want to play in the minors. He thinks he should be starting for the Red Sox or the Nationals or whoever else. His perceived self worth would never allow him to ride a bus from small town to small town to play in front of 284 fans every night.

  14. I believe that he is having problems with not being the center of attention 100% of the time. He has been put up on a pedestal for most of his life and is used to everyone fawning all over him. It’s fading, and he’s getting desperate.

  15. Tim didn’t get his way in the NFL, then he wasn’t willing to switch positions to play football. Apparently, he didn’t love playing football that much, because he basically quit. Now he’s going to baseball? What happens when he doesn’t get his way there…quit & go to bowling?

  16. “This guy has more playoff wins than…”

    Great. Trent Dilfer has more Super Bowl wins than than Dan Marino and Jim Kelly and Warren Moon and Dan Fouts and Fran Tarkenton combined.

    Nobody cares that he won a playoff game.

  17. The only people who will be dumb enough to buy any of these are the Tebow-worshiping Gator fans who are still dwelling on how great he was in college. Come to think of it, it’s a perfect match.

  18. These guys are worshipped throughout their careers (and spare the jokes about false idols), and are led to believe that every breath they take is worth following. It’s hard to give up that adoration and obsession from the media and fans. Tebow is just one more guy who can’t let the spotlight go. He keeps finding ways to keep himself in the spotlight. It isn’t the media chasing him any more. He is part of the media now. This is about him generating buzz and interest in his life, so he can be relevant again.

    This ball and bat thing is a joke, and to me calls into question his character, which supposedly was the best part about him. This isn’t humility, nor can it be claimed that it was anything other than what it is..a shameless money grab. He is taking advantage of the stupid people who worship him, and taking their money because he can. Maybe he is ready for a career in politics.

  19. This man is clearly a Republican, the best grifters in the world….I ain’t hating Tim go ahead and make your money if they are going to hand it to you take it……..

  20. I get tired of hearing about all the “Tebow hatred.” I don’t think anyone dislikes him personally. I think he’s a great guy and hasn’t done anything to embarrass himself (other than throw a football and trying to shill this baseball equipment).

    The problem is he just can’t throw well enough to play QB in the NFL. Sure, he won a few games but people forget that their defense had a big hand in some of those games. The Bears fumbling instead of running out the clock gave the one game away. And he did have that big pass in the Steelers playoff game. He could probably be decent in the right situation and with the right team. I think his biggest mistake was signing with the Jets. He had a chance to sign with the Jags which would have given him the best opportunity he would have ever had.

    Could he play in the NFL? Absolutely if he were wiling to switch positions which he has adamantly refused to do. Terrelle Pryor was terrible as a QB but he’s still playing because he is willing to switch positions, as have many other college QBs who could probably throw better than Tebow. Most of the people who are accused of throwing “hatred” towards him would probably love to see him playing another position. He’s just too stubborn to pursue his NFL dream at another position. Whose fault is that? His and his alone.

  21. mccarthyisamoron says:
    Aug 15, 2016 12:33 PM

    I’d get trained-up in archery or kayak for 2020 Olympics.
    ________________________

    If it was archery, he’d kill someone.

  22. Tim, signing baseballs for money? That looks “Pete Rose desperate.” Please don’t tell me you need the money that bad.

  23. Ah, it all completely makes sense now that dog and pony show with the highly crafted PR team claiming he wants to play baseball. It’s all about the $$$ for Tebow and his marketing team to get money from the truly gullible Tebow fanatics (Gator fans, conservative religious evangelicals).

    Anyone who buys any signed baseball gear from him is a true sucker. Tebow claims he doesn’t want to switch to another football position, yet he’s willing to switch to another sport he hasn’t played since he is a kid? What a hypocrite.

  24. There are some jokes for QB’s in the league that are worse, with shots to be starters… there is more than raw ability in play here; Tebow is better than Geno and Sanchez to start, and it doesn’t end there.

  25. As I said before, he is not a football player or baseball player or anything else other than a brand. This is par for the course promoting his brand.

  26. niners816 says:
    Aug 15, 2016 12:22 PM
    Tim Tebow’s the man. The hate on him just makes me chuckle. He’s just a good dude, and people hate on him for that. There should be less Richard Shermans in this world and more Tim Tebow’s. God bless you, Tebow!

    Has nothing to do with him being a good dude, pro sports is about CONSISTENT, performance. If he could he would

  27. There are some jokes for QB’s in the league that are worse, with shots to be starters… there is more than raw ability in play here; Tebow is better than Geno and Sanchez to start, and it doesn’t end there.
    Its over Micky, its over, you gotta let it go, its over

  28. Expect Tebow to announce he is training for the Men’s decathlon for Team USA in 2020.

    🙂

  29. … “Too bad Tim Tebow is in a Muslim, he get far more respect from the media and ignorant liberal football fan.” …

    If there is an award for dumbest internet post of the day, I think I’ve found a winner.

  30. Tebow is selling signed baseballs for $125 and signed bats for $175….shades of Brian Bosworth, the Oklahoma All-American who sucked as a pro.
    Had vendors sell Brian Bosworth Sucks T-shirts to unwitting fans when playing on the road…

  31. It is COMPLETELY impossible for Tebow to even hit .200. It’s not just the swing, or mental toughness. It’s about understand the count, what pitches are coming next, being one step ahead of the battery. Recognizing a pitch out of the pitchers hand. Picking up on tells. Understanding situational hitting. Base running. Those are the parts of the game that take years to learn. Swinging the bat is the easiest part of it. Knowing how to make contact is beyond difficult. It’s one thing when you know you’re getting 25 fastballs followed by 25 curveballs.

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