Tim Tebow-mania is for real on the Treasure Coast
- Author: Julie Sanders Oct 03, 2016,
Oct 03, 2016, 19:46
In future years, the facts may be altered for dramatic effect.
As we found out, Tebow's homer reportedly went to right field.
"Nice guy", said Mets pitcher Steven Matz, who spent the past week in Port St. Lucie on a rehab assignment before leaving for NY on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, at an event to promote TBS' coverage of the 2016 MLB Postseason, Sheffield - who'll serve as a studio analyst on the network in October - expounded upon Tebow's natural hitting ability and discussed the things the ex-quarterback will need to learn to succeed in baseball.
He said if the Patriots - who are without Tom Brady for two more games and now have Jimmy Garoppolo dealing with an injury - or any other football team came calling, now they'd get a quick answer. "Just being out there doing it every day, he's going to slim down automatically".
Francesa then went into how he was a good college player and has a following, but believes Tebow is now "famous for being famous". - A helicopter circled overhead. A lot of people will say: 'But what if you fail?'
"It went well. Felt a little more comfortable with a day under my belt. You get more upright and you can move back in the batter's box and now you can get more extended and use your height".
Despite the fact that today seemed like one big monetary win for the Wilpons, and one big marketing win for the Mets, Tebow did feel good after the practice.
The 6-3, 255-pound left-handed hitter showed an ability to loft the ball in four rounds of batting practice against right-hander Jose Carreno, the manager of the Gulf Coast League Mets. The former National Football League star hasn't played baseball since high school, where he hit 498, but the Mets took a shot on him. "I'm here, I'm practicing, playing".
Well, looks like it's Tebow Time....instructional league Tebow Time, but still, 400 fans is a decent amount!
"We're just going to ... figure out instructional ball, how it goes and everything and take it from there", he said.
There was a time, Tebow said, when that was his goal. He said he needed supplies, specifically drinks and almonds. "Some people saw me in Target last night getting some supplies. That was great", he said.
Outfitted in royal blue and orange, the Heisman Trophy victor and two-time National Champion felt right at home playing in front of hundreds of Florida Gator fans, as Port. St. Lucie is in the heart of Gator country - about 250 miles south of Gainesville.
"I'm still listening to coaches and trying to develop". He last played organized baseball as a junior in high school - an 11-year absence from the game - when he batted nearly.500 for Nease High near Jacksonville, Fla. "I'm part of the Mets family now".
His passionate fans will argue that his arm is just so strong that it can not be contained by a mere 20 feet.