As you probably know by now if you’ve seen ESPN and/or have your windows open, Tim Tebow hit his first professional home run today — on the first pitch he saw as a member of the Mets’ Instructional League team.
Oh, Christ: Tebowmania may become a thing again. I’ve already seen the nicknames TeBo Jackson, and Tim Griffey Jr., on Twitter, and I’m not happy about it. That’s not because I dislike Tebow. It’s because this is the Instructional League, and it;s not nice to blaspheme the names of Bo Jackson and Ken Griffey Jr.
But enough of Tebow — you can read about his heroics on any sports site, cable sports network or comic book for the nest two weeks. What about the pitcher who gave up the homer?
That would be Cardinals’ prospect John Kilichowski, a 22-year-old left-hander who pitched for Vanderbilt, and was signed to a minor league deal in June. Evidently he also has a sense of humor.
I thought we agreed you were taking first pitch @TimTebow
— John Kilichowski (@JJkilich) September 28, 2016
Haha. Nicely done.
Tim Tebow hits a HR in his first At Bat with the Mets Minor League Affiliate Team.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 28, 2016
Tim Tebow hit a Home Run in his 1st professional at bat, but due to his religious convictions, he had to stop at second base.
— Tim Hanlon (@TimfromDa70s) September 28, 2016
This isn’t the first time that Kilichowski, a Tampa native, has mentioned Tebow on Twitter.