Tim Tebow should not be in the Mets’ spring training camp. It’s not fair to him, who has almost zero baseball experience and should be playing against teenagers until he proves he can play well against teenagers. It’s not fair to the fans, who have very high expectations of the quality of spring baseball and always will. It’s not fair to his teammates, who have to answer dumb Tim Tebow questions.
It’s not fair to baseball writers.
Why doesn’t anyone ever think of the baseball writers?
It is here, friends, that I must inform you that Tim Tebow’s first spring training game did not go well. A recap:
He walked to 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
This is why all on-deck circles should have a trap door. Because Tim Tebow falling through a trap door in the wrong on-deck circle would do more to grow the sport of baseball than Mike Trout hitting 60 home runs in the same week.
He struck out in his first at-bat and jawed with the ump
You have seen 43 pitches in the last 20 years, calm down, friend.
He grounded into a double play
Tim Tebow ties the game up by driving in a run on this double play ball. pic.twitter.com/CgdxTTLpiZ— #InAllKindsOfWeather (@AllKindsWeather) March 8, 2017
Got a standing ovation for it, which indirectly describes why I’m writing this.
He was hit by a pitch
Tim Tebow HBP in 3rd AB against Red Sox pic.twitter.com/GB59ccuGZA— Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) March 8, 2017
Brian Johnson also went to Florida or Florida State or wherever Tebow went, which is interesting to some people. I’m just here for the Brian Johnson puns.
- For Those About to Plunk, We Salute You
- Evil Intentionally Walks
- Night of the Long Swings
- Breaking the Unwritten Rules
- Fly Off The Wall
- Flick of the Switch-hitter
He was doubled off first base on a line-drive double
Bad read on a liner to second as Tebow gets doubled off after reaching base for the first time pic.twitter.com/rvIWcovTuq— BoSox Injection (@BoSoxInjection) March 8, 2017
That is not how you are supposed to baseball, Tim Tebow.
He was accidentally demolished in these postgame quotes from Rick Porcello
Asked if he was a fan of Tebow's, Rick Porcello said he's more of an NFL guy. pic.twitter.com/HkuiAi9Gfj— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) March 8, 2017
“I would have noticed Tebow more if he were successful in his first profession, which he was not.”
Those are five baseball-related events that happened to Tebow, and none of them were very good. Stay tuned for future developments.