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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tim Tebow hit a two-run homer in the first at-bat of his minor league baseball debut for the Class A Columbia Fireflies on Thursday night.

Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, drilled a 2-1 pitch off the railing in left-center field, where a strong wind had been blowing out all day.
The homer came off Augusta left-hander Dominique Mazza and sent the sellout crowd at Spirit Communications Park into a frenzy of cheers.

Fans shouted "Te-Bow! Te-Bow!" after the former University of Florida and NFL quarterback fouled off a pitch.

The chants grew louder as Tebow circled the bases on his homer, pumping his fist as he rounded second base.

― nomar, Thursday, April 6, 2017 8:34 PM (twenty-two minutes ago)

if only to keep Our Morbs from further harm on the main mets thread

mookieproof, Friday, 7 April 2017 01:03 (three years ago) link

life really isn't fair man

k3vin k., Friday, 7 April 2017 01:04 (three years ago) link

tbf i have wagered that tebow (.194/.296/.242 in 19 arizona fall league games) will, by OPS, have a better season than ryan 'cal's son' ripken, whom the orioles just signed after he went .205/.248/.277 in 145 games over three years in the nationals system

bonus: ripken is a 6-foot-6 first baseman

mookieproof, Friday, 7 April 2017 01:10 (three years ago) link

tebow emoji 4 u:

mookieproof, Friday, 7 April 2017 01:23 (three years ago) link

pretty exciting that baseball is cool now

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 7 April 2017 01:29 (three years ago) link


Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Friday, 7 April 2017 02:46 (three years ago) link

mookieproof, Saturday, 8 April 2017 02:21 (three years ago) link

Tim Tebow homered for the second time in three games Sunday as he completed his first series with the New York Mets' Class A affiliate, the Columbia Fireflies.

The former NFL and Florida quarterback hit a two-run home run in his first plate appearance Thursday night, then followed that with a three-run shot to right field on Sunday as the Fireflies beat the Augusta GreenJackets 6-0.

Tebow, 29, is now one shy of Michael Jordan's home run total with Class AA Birmingham in 1994.

nomar, Monday, 10 April 2017 00:07 (three years ago) link

mook, you might want to play HACKING MASS this year

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:18 (three years ago) link

Tim Tebow is not very good at baseball, and that’s just fine

nomar, Monday, 17 April 2017 23:31 (three years ago) link

To get to Lake Olmstead Stadium, home of the Augusta GreenJackets (get it?), you drive down Milledge Road, past Julian Smith Park and American Legion Post 63. Parking is free.

a tradition unlike any other

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 01:46 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

is tim tebow's failure a crisis for baseball?

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 17:16 (three years ago) link

Van Wagenen humored him. He organized a workout for Tebow in Florida alongside a few Cuban prospects, and after putting Tebow through a series of hitting drills, he came away … impressed. Tebow’s swing clearly needed work, but when he connected, he could really drive the ball. After watching a few drills, Van Wagenen asked Tebow if he wanted to stop. He had seen enough, and Tebow hadn’t swung in a while; his hands must have been sore. But Tebow shook him off and kept swinging. He would show Van Wagenen how badly he wanted this. Not until the workout ended did Van Wagenen notice the red seeping through Tebow’s batting gloves. He had taken so many swings that blisters on his hands had burst open, and he’d just kept going. Tebow peeled off the gloves. Blood was gushing from his palms.

nomar, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 20:23 (three years ago) link

bad time for stigmata to hit

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 20:26 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

from BP:

mookieproof, Thursday, 18 May 2017 18:36 (three years ago) link

in fairness to him imagine how disgustingly athletic he is that he can be competent at professional baseball, even low-level

k3vin k., Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:49 (three years ago) link

idk, 'can't throw or field a baseball at all' doesn't seem terribly athletic

mookieproof, Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:37 (three years ago) link

Tim Tebow brought new meaning to the phrase “play ball” during Tuesday night’s outing against the Lakewood Blue Claws.

The God-fearing athlete — who is now playing for the Mets’ Single-A team, the Columbia Fireflies — threw a baseball that accidentally hit a New Jersey man right in the family jewels.

“They were warming up and throwing in front us, and I wasn’t paying attention,” said Doug Brustman, who brought his 13-year-old daughter to see her idol play.

Brustman had bought tickets as soon as they went on sale and managed to snag seats in the first row behind the visitor’s dugout at FirstEnergy Park.

But the dream location turned into a painful encounter when the former NFL quarterback overthrew a ball to a teammate. It zoomed right underneath the railing — and found its landing pad on Brustman’s nether regions.

“I hear this guy behind me yell, ‘Watch out,’” said Brustman. “And as he’s yelling, the ball comes right through the railing and hits me right in the nuts. It was a direct hit.”

As the 45-year-old, Manchester, NJ resident was doubled over in pain, he was able to squeak out one question: Who threw that?

“It was literally like a Seinfeld episode. The guy behind me shouts, ‘It was TEBOW,’” said Brustman. “It reminded me of his days with the Jets when he couldn’t complete a pass. This guy is so inaccurate, even with a baseball.”

nomar, Friday, 19 May 2017 22:39 (three years ago) link


k3vin k., Friday, 19 May 2017 22:42 (three years ago) link

“They were warming up and throwing in front us, and I wasn’t paying attention,” said Doug Brustman, who brought his 13-year-old daughter to see her idol play.

jesus, dream a little bigger ffs

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 19 May 2017 22:51 (three years ago) link

this is the closest i've ever felt to tebow

mookieproof, Friday, 19 May 2017 23:19 (three years ago) link

poetry in motion

mookieproof, Friday, 26 May 2017 19:39 (three years ago) link

snubbed by the south atlantic league all-star game

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 June 2017 14:05 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

i'd be curious to see the statistics of some of the guys who are not getting promoted...

The New York Mets are promoting Tim Tebow from low-A ball to St. Lucie of the Advanced A League.

He was batting .222 with 3 home runs, 23 RBIs, a .311 on-base percentage and a .340 slugging percentage with 69 strikeouts and 23 walks in 212 at-bats for the Columbia Fireflies.

"It's not like he's tearing up the league, but at the same time all of the indications are positive in terms of various things we look at -- chase rates and exit velocity," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. "The bottom line is the average isn't there, but he's improving."

Tebow, 29, signed with the Mets in September and spent time in the Florida Instructional League and the Arizona Fall League.

He won the Heisman Trophy with the Florida Gators and helped the team take two national championships. He played professionally for the Denver Broncos from 2010 to '11, leading them to a playoff overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011, and the New York Jets in 2012.

Tebow spent time in training camps with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and 2015 respectively, but he never played in the regular season for those teams.

nomar, Sunday, 25 June 2017 19:58 (three years ago) link

none of the other hitters are really clamoring for a promotion either

mookieproof, Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:04 (three years ago) link

poor michael paez

nomar, Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:15 (three years ago) link

he was promoted three days ago

mookieproof, Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:18 (three years ago) link

walk-off homer, 11-game hitting streak

mookieproof, Friday, 14 July 2017 03:11 (two years ago) link

unlock thread

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 14 July 2017 10:06 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

30 years old today. and 5-for-40 in august

mookieproof, Monday, 14 August 2017 18:14 (two years ago) link

hbtt. i'm gonna assume 5-for-40 is something very good

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 14 August 2017 18:40 (two years ago) link

well if u think abt it, there are 40 days in lent
so he mustve given up hitting for lent, but had 5 cheat days

seven mambas (m bison), Monday, 14 August 2017 18:51 (two years ago) link

he had 5 loaves and fed 40 wedding guests

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 14 August 2017 19:13 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

.226/.309/.347 overall in 466 plate appearances

126 G, 8 HR, 43 BB, 126 K, 10 errors, 2 outfield assists

not *good* but better than i expected!

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 01:40 (two years ago) link

incomplete w/out shirsey sales figures

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 01:59 (two years ago) link

mlb would be wise to try to develop this into a regular pipeline of failed football players converting into crowd-drawing novelties. imagine a world series decided by a 350lb defensive tackle sliding into home. what better spectacle could baseball provide?

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 14 September 2017 18:52 (two years ago) link


johnny crunch, Thursday, 14 September 2017 19:17 (two years ago) link

probably easier to just make regular players speak only in bible verses

mookieproof, Thursday, 14 September 2017 19:32 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

when a guy goes 1-for-18 with 11 strikeouts in spring training, a team really has no choice but to promote him to double-a

not coincidentally, the binghamton rumble ponies had the worst attendance figures in the eastern league last year, so . . .

mookieproof, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 19:16 (two years ago) link

"rumble ponies"! nice

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 19:21 (two years ago) link

and we can retire this thread til he gets 2 weeks in Vegas

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 19:22 (two years ago) link

Timothy 1:18 : Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well

frogbs, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 19:26 (two years ago) link

i think this is where it ends. there are real pitchers who have game plans and multiple pitches in double-a; he has no business being there

mookieproof, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 19:31 (two years ago) link

did it end when Jesus got DFA'd from the planet Earth

frogbs, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 19:31 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

I rooted against him in his football career but I'm kind of rooting for this version of tebow. two sport athletes like this are so rare

k3vin k., Tuesday, 1 May 2018 03:39 (two years ago) link

currently a league average hitting AA player. presumably is a below average defender, so...

k3vin k., Tuesday, 1 May 2018 03:40 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Today on @BaseballPro we have an updated, Double-A scouting report on Tim Tebow from @jaseidler and ... he's actually becoming a decent player?!

Here's an excerpt from the full write-up.

— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) June 11, 2018

mookieproof, Monday, 11 June 2018 14:53 (two years ago) link

mookieproof, Friday, 15 June 2018 14:37 (two years ago) link

i was checking in on him the other day, for some reason. apparently he's been on a bit of a hot streak for the last few weeks, now

that 38% strikeout rate paired with a .128 ISO, though

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 15 June 2018 14:43 (two years ago) link

lmao this guy is 30 years old

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 15 June 2018 14:46 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...


mookieproof, Friday, 29 June 2018 18:03 (two years ago) link

I just plain like tim tebow now and am rooting for him

k3vin k., Friday, 29 June 2018 18:04 (two years ago) link

hitting .318/.357/.455 in june, 107 wRC+ overall

pretty impressive tbh

mookieproof, Friday, 29 June 2018 18:06 (two years ago) link

strikes out 37% of the time, has an unsustainable .420 babip, but still

mookieproof, Friday, 29 June 2018 18:09 (two years ago) link

mook, if he gets a cup of coffee in September... i *may* forgive you someday

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 1 July 2018 01:14 (two years ago) link

on the bright side, matt harvey has won three consecutive starts for the first time since 2015

k3vin k., Sunday, 1 July 2018 23:44 (two years ago) link

well he's with a team that occasionally scores runs now

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 2 July 2018 02:05 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...


Can confirm @AdamSchefter that Tim Tebow likely out for season with broken hamate bone. Though not a prospect, he has worked hard, is well-liked -- and this could have been his chance to play in MLB

— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) July 23, 2018

mookieproof, Monday, 23 July 2018 17:45 (one year ago) link

rescued! thx for the good news

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 July 2018 17:54 (one year ago) link

omar little, Monday, 23 July 2018 21:02 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

Tim Tebow is not taking well to Triple-A Syracuse. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts today, falling to .143/.211/.186 with a 35-percent K rate in 21 games. Tebow has just three extra-base hits and no home runs.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 2, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:55 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

out of 422 qualified batters at the AA and AAA levels, tim tebow ranks 422nd with a .456 OPS (.153/.234/.221) and 18 wRC+

his 37.7% strikeout rate is seventh-worst, but he does have one homer

mookieproof, Thursday, 30 May 2019 17:43 (one year ago) link

i'm sorry your promotion dream is dead, mook

well not really

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 30 May 2019 17:44 (one year ago) link

i was more stunned to see that he's now teammates with ruben tejada -- and that tejada is somehow only 29

mookieproof, Thursday, 30 May 2019 17:52 (one year ago) link

this may be the closest tebow gets to the majors

Syracuse Mets lineup tonight:

Brandon Nimmo CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Danny Espinosa SS
Rajai Davis DH
Aaron Altherr RF
Rene Rivera C
Dilson Herrera 1B
Ruben Tejada 3B
Tim Tebow LF

Justin Wilson the starting pitcher

— Michael Mayer (@mikemayerMMO) June 11, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:36 (one year ago) link

currently slashing .149/.234/.214, which I guess would be decent for a pitcher

frogbs, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:57 (one year ago) link

two months pass...


Finger injury ends season for Mets' Tebow

.163/.240/.255 in 77 games this year; he'll be 32 on wednesday

mookieproof, Sunday, 11 August 2019 05:25 (eleven months ago) link


a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 August 2019 13:05 (eleven months ago) link

four months pass...

invited to big league training camp! #mets

mookieproof, Thursday, 9 January 2020 17:56 (six months ago) link

haha this is just a ticket selling scam at this point

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 9 January 2020 18:17 (six months ago) link

'at this point'

mookieproof, Thursday, 9 January 2020 18:23 (six months ago) link

ok fair

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 9 January 2020 18:23 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Tim Tebow just hit his first extra-base hit in four years of big league camp: a two-run homer off veteran reliever Alex Wilson.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 25, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 19:48 (four months ago) link

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