Red Sox Pitcher Rick Porcello Thought Tim Tebow Was The Ball Boy
Tim Tebow made his Grapefruit League debut today for the Mets against the Red Sox in less than glorious fashion -- he warmed up for his first at-bat in the wrong on deck circle.
Rick Porcello thought Tebow was a ball boy when he watched him warm up in the wrong on-deck circle. Porcello was unfazed by it.
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) March 8, 2017
Tebow played DH in a split squad game with Boston, and went 0-for-3 in four at bats. First, against Porcello, he was called out on strikes on four pitches. Then he grounded into a double play that drove in a run. He struck out swinging, and in his final at-bat he was hit by a pitch, then was doubled off of first on a line drive in what witneses called "a baserunning gaffe."
Tebow is expected to play again on Friday, and Terry Collins may play him in the outfield.
In his first at-bat, Tebow was called out on a pitch he considered to be too low -- and said something to the home plate ump as he left.
— MLB (@MLB) March 8, 2017
Red Sox manager John Farrell:
“I watched him take a round or two of [batting practice],” Farrell said. “In BP, he shows plenty of power. I don’t know what it plays like at game speed.
“It says he’s not afraid of failure and I think that’s great for any athlete,” Farrell said. “Athletes are all going to become vulnerable at some point. And for a guy who’s been so high-profile in another sport [to] say, ‘You know what? I’m willing to take a run at this,’ I think is a pretty cool thing.”
On the other hand, there are some who say that Tebow had his time in the athletic limelight, so why should he take a spot from a young athlete who may want to experience this?
Tim Tebow is 29. Haven't we all had enough? He's not even selling tickets anymore -- there is absolutely no reason for this.
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