Someone just paid $160 for an officially authenticated ball that Tim Tebow hit into a routine ground out for the Arizona Fall League. I’m trying to understand this but I just can’t. Tim Tebow is all the things you want in an athlete… except the athlete part. He’s ripped to shreds but throws a football in a way where everyone is convinced he might actually be right handed.
Besides the fact that Tim Tebow hasn’t played baseball since junior year of high school, this is what Keith Law of ESPN said about his baseball skills…
Tim Tebow is in the Arizona Fall League. He might be better suited to playing in an Arizona high school league. His presence here is a farce, and he looks like an imposter pretending to have talent he does not possess.
Tebow the baseball player is not a baseball player; he’s a washed-up quarterback who has size and nothing else. His swing is long, and he wields the bat like someone who hasn’t played the sport in more than a decade, which he hasn’t. He can’t catch up to 90 mph, which is well below the major league average for a fastball, and was cutting through fastballs in the zone on Wednesday night. He rolled over twice on fastballs, which is something you generally see professional hitters do only on off-speed stuff, and he showed below-average running speed. In left field, his routes look like those of a wide receiver, although he managed to eventually make his way around to a fly ball in left.
In short, there’s absolutely no baseball justification for Tebow to be here.
Tim Tebow is the Kim Kardashian of sports minus the sex tape or really minus the sex period. Neither have any real talents but people insist on making them famous. Tim Tebow ranked 65th out of 71 players in average and 67th in OPS. There is nothing wrong with chasing dreams as Tebow said. The problem comes when he has been given an opportunity when the only thing he has done to earn that opportunity was being very open about being a Christian and throwing jump passes at the University of Florida.
Please let’s this story die.
H/T Barstool Sports