The jury’s sill out on whether Tim Tebow will ever move up from Single-A baseball — he’s hitting .227 for the Columbia Fireflies with 2 homers, not bad for someone who hasn’t played since high school, but also not good for a 29-year-old.
He seems to be having fun and technically he’s playing professionally, so more power to him in his new ports life. One thing hasn’t changed since football, however. Tebow is apparently about as accurate with a baseball a he was with a football.
While warming up before a game with the Lakewood Blueclaws in New Jerey on Tuesday, an errant Tebow throw hit a fan right in the rewards basket.
“Direct hit. It couldn’t have been a more perfect throw,” Brustman said over the phone Wednesday. “To be honest, I’ll tell you, I’m still sore.
“I was talking to my daughter who was sitting next to me, and a guy behind me (said) ‘Watch out!’ As I hear watch out, I get hit directly in the n–s,” Brustman said.
When he asked the people around him, he soon found out the culprit was Tebow. The former Gator did come over after and sign the ball, as well as two of Tebow’s books that Brustman’s daughter — a Tebow fan — had brought to the game.
Tebow is under no illusions — he just signed a multiyear extension with ESPN as an SEC football analyst. And there’s also this positive:
— SEC Country Florida (@SECCountryUF) May 18, 2017
But if you’re waiting for him to make the Majors, don’t. Just take a nice nap. Although the way the Mets are playing now, could he really hurt?