Will Tim Tebow Ever Play Major League Baseball? [POLL]
His dreams of becoming an NFL star — or even a backup — floundering, Tim Tebow is looking to break through in another sport.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and Denver Broncos starting QB (before some guy named Peyton rolled into town) is planning to hold out a workout for Major League Baseball teams later this month in the hopes of playing the national pastime.
Yes, Tebow, who seemingly can’t get playing time with anything other than a high school flag football team, is reversing field like he did when linebackers were chasing him, except this time, reversing field means he’s swapping a football field for a baseball diamond.
Tebow hasn’t played baseball since 2005, when Friendster was still a thing. If you’re not sold that Tebow can do it, here’s some video of him in a batting cage:
Tebow in the cage. Judge for yourself. You tell me if that swing gets past AA. pic.twitter.com/7Ij0pfK5cv
— BEAU BISHOP (@BeauBishop) August 9, 2016
Tebow, 29, is bound to draw comparisons to Michael Jordan and his infamous experiment with baseball, but that’s like comparing baseballs with shuttlecocks because Jordan was the greatest basketball player on the planet at the time he left the hardwood and there have always been whispers he gave baseball a go because he was suspended by the NBA for gambling, while also trying to deal with the death of his father.
— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) August 9, 2016
Tebow, on the other hand, is a guy who can’t latch on in his chosen sport, even though his competitive fire still burns.
There’s a lot of debate whether Tebow can make some noise in baseball. He already has an offer from one independent minor league team, but that’s a long way from the show. Time will tell if he can defy the odds and make the bigs. One thing is sure, though. People are talking about it:
— Schaumburg Boomers (@boomersbaseball) August 9, 2016
The offer from the independent baseball team @boomersbaseball to Tim Tebow is for a contract that pays $600 A MONTH.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 9, 2016
— Gary Sheffield (@garysheffield) August 9, 2016
Tim Tebow's MLB tryout has reality show written all over it. #tebow
— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) August 9, 2016
Good for Tim Tebow, chasing whatever dream he desires at whatever age he chooses to do so. That's not lame, in my opinion. That's enviable.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 9, 2016
Have we all made the joke about how Tim Tebow will have to be a designated hitter so he won't have to throw the ball?
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) August 9, 2016