Yes, Tim Tebow Can Hit Home Runs, Too

It's tough to dispute Tim Tebow's current rockstar status with his jersey topping NFL sales charts before ever playing a game in the league. But being the Justin Bieber of the football world has its consequences. The Memphis Commercial Appeal has a story on how difficult it is for Tebow to get around and do the regular things in life. Going out to eat requires some extra driving to find an isolated spot. The media is all over him. (Sorry, still not weeping for a guy who has endorsements and a first-round NFL contract.) ↵

↵The plan concocted by his agent, Jimmy Sexton, was to have Tebow live with him and work out in Memphis at local high schools. I mean, who would be looking for Tim Tebow in Memphis? Oh, right. ↵

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↵So maybe he wasn't able to escape this teenage videographer with his iPhone. ↵

↵One part of the Memphis trip that doesn't seem to exist on video is Tebow showing that he's got some skills with a baseball bat. ↵

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↵⇥[Tebow] also got a chance to take batting practice with the MUS baseball team and hit 12 of 15 pitches out of the park. ↵⇥

↵⇥"The kids were just awed by how far he hit the ball," Sexton said. "The best thing about Tim is he thinks he's just another guy and acts that way. He's oblivious to everything going on around him. He doesn't think he's a big deal. I asked him the other day how he stayed so humble, how come he didn't get the big head compared to a lot of other athletes." ↵⇥

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↵I don't believe I'm overstating this: Tim Tebow is the next Bo Jackson and should be signed by the Rockies immediately. I mean, Colorado is already six back in the NL West, so they've got to do something to keep the fans coming back, right? ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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