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Watch: Tim Tebow Launches a Bomb on the Very First Pitch He Faces

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When Tim Tebow wins over his most vocal critics, there are plenty of reasons.

His work ethic and charitable endeavors are the stuff of legend. Even if you’re not a fan of his sense of humor, you have to admit that he seems like a genuinely good person.

It’s little surprise that the New York Mets prospect has won over baseball people despite not yet being called up to the majors.

“You know what, I was rooting against him at the start three years ago, but I have to say he has improved and just as importantly, he has said all the right things and done the right things,” an anonymous baseball scout admitted to the New York Post. “As an extra guy he might be the kind of good because he is not a negative force.”

But even if you take away all the ancillary stuff, Tebow’s on-field production is noteworthy.

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It’s hardly a secret that he has a penchant for succeeding on his first attempts.

Whether it’s producing movies or hitting home runs in the minors, Tebow has shown that he can make a stellar first impression.

This was the former Heisman Trophy winner’s first crack at a Double-A pitch:


Guess what happened Sunday in West Palm Beach, Florida, when Tebow faced Washington Nationals Triple-A pitcher Paolo Espino in minor league spring training?


Boom.

He homered on the first pitch he faced.

According to MiLB.com reporter Sam Dykstra, Tebow continued to show his hitting skills throughout the game.

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The former NFL quarterback’s power at the plate seems like his most major-league-ready skill.

Do you think Tim Tebow will make it to the majors this year?

However, another scout told the Post, his “defense is still too much like a football player in left field.”

Will Tebow improve enough to finally get that major league call-up? Given his past history of success, you probably shouldn’t bet against it.

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Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than two years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics.
Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than two years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics. He graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He is an avid fan of sports, video games, politics and debate.
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