Share
Sports

Tim Tebow electrifies crowd with his first big moment of spring training

Share

It seems as though New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow’s every move is watched by legions of fans.

Of course, it only made sense, then, that all eyes would be on the former Heisman winner-turned baseball prospect as he played in Friday’s game against the Washington Nationals.

With the Mets splitting their squad (the other half of the team faced the Houston Astros), Tebow got the rare chance to both start the game and bat cleanup, the spot normally reserved for a team’s most prominent power hitter.

As the home crowd at Port St. Lucie, Florida, waited with baited breath for Tebow to do something exciting, he delivered in his second at-bat of the game.

Facing renowned Nationals prospect Erick Fedde, the former Florida star wasted no time. He jumped on the first pitch and drove the ball into left-center field for a solid base hit.

Trending:
CBS Forced to Delete Segment After Most Embarrassing Biden Reporting in History Exposed On-Air

[jwplayer aWIxj3GK]

As Tebow rounded first before settling for a single, the crowd’s reaction was unmistakable — cheers all the way around.


https://twitter.com/timbhealey/status/969653735487164416


[jwplayer vXC1F3rr]


[jwplayer vXC1F3rr]

It was the first time Tebow had reached base safely so far this spring, as noted by Mets blog Rising Apple.

Despite the hit, Tebow’s day at the plate did not come without some disappointment.

Related:
Baseball Legend Willie Mays Dies at Age 93
Do you believe Tim Tebow will make it to the majors in 2018?

In his first at-bat, he faced reigning Cy Young Award winner, Max Scherzer, and it was clear to all in attendance who won that matchup.

Scherzer needed just three pitches to strike Tebow out looking. All told, the entire at-bat took less than a minute.


https://twitter.com/MattEhalt/status/969645835565850624

It’s been and up-and-down spring training thus far for Tebow. Last week, he injured his ankle in a freak accident involving a sprinkler head.

Fortunately for Tebow, the Mets and all of his many adoring fans, the injury turned out not to be too serious, and it didn’t stop him from launching some absolute bombs during batting practice.


It remains to be seen what role Tebow will play for the Mets in 2018. It’s likely that he’ll start the year in the minor leagues, but depending on how the Mets fare this season, he could get a call-up to the majors at some point.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
, ,
Share
Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
Birthplace
Brooklyn, New York
Topics of Expertise
Sports, Politics




Conversation