Timothy Richard Tebow just went deep (opposite field no less) in his first minor league at bat for the Columbia Fireflies.
Does it matter that I had no idea the Columbia Fireflies even existed 10 minutes ago?
Does it matter that I have no idea who the pitcher was?
Does it matter that it's single A baseball?
. . . . .
(Okay maybe a little)
All I know is that Tim Tebow went deep in his first real at bat as a "professional" baseball player. I honestly think I'm the biggest Tebow guy around. I mean I have a bumper sticker of him "Tebowing" on my jeep for God/Tebow sake. But even I thought it was a dumb idea for him to try to play baseball. Mainly just because I think it's ridiculous he's not in the NFL but that's not what this blog is about. Tim Tebow hit a home run. That in itself is a big deal. It wasn't batting practice, it wasn't spring training, it was an actual professional baseball game. Sure it's single A and he's probably playing against a bunch of bums who will never make the majors but it's still pretty remarkable. Tim Tebow can say he hit a home run in professional baseball.
Who knows what's next?
Maybe he'll never leave single A baseball. I mean he didn't play baseball for a dozen years, it would be an absolute miracle to crack the bigs. It just doesn't seem possible for a 29 year old who wrote off baseball for 12 years to make in the Majors.
But then again wouldn't it be an absolute miracle for a quarterback who can't throw to lead a team to the playoffs and beat the defending AFC champions in the playoffs? That ended up happening.
All I know is that Tim Tebow keeps performing miracles that nobody can believe. Kind of like this other guy, ever heard of him?
While I'm not saying Tim Tebow is the 2nd coming, I am saying you can't rule it out. Everybody thought Jesus was crazy too back in the day. Dude was turning water into wine, and walking on water. That's supposed to be impossible. Tim Tebow won an NFL game where he was 2-8 passing AND he just hit a homer in his first (minor league) at bat. I honestly am not sure what feat is more impressive. I'm just saying you can't entirely rule it out yet.
P.S. Today was also a great day for one of my other all time favorite athletes, Daniel Nava as well. My dude hit two homers in his first two at bats as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Great day to be one of dozo's guys.