Bottom of the 9th.
Up steps Timothy Richard Tebow to the plate.
Walk off single for Tebow's Scottsdale Scorpions to beat the Mesa Solar Sox 4-3.
A crappy little seeing-eye walk off single is maybe the most Tebowesque thing that could happen.
Now while he's chasing this baseball dream a little too late in life, baseball is the perfect sport for Timmy. The big knock on my guy in the NFL (even though he had a 6 game winning streak and won a playoff game, idk if you remember that) was his inconsistency.
Well in baseball in a weird way everybody is inconsistent. If you go 1-3 everyday you'll end up in the hall of fame, failure is a huge part of the game, even for the all time greats.
Speaking of all time greats (sweet segway Doz!), Tebow credits HOF OF Reggie Jackson for his approach during his walk off AB. via http://sports.yahoo.com/news/tim-tebow-hits-walk-off-single-after-getting-advice-from-mlb-legend-064624431.html
“The whole day they had been throwing me outside fastballs and they had the shift on a little bit, and Mr. Jackson was just talking about letting it get deep and going with it,” Tebow said. “So first pitch tried to let it get deep and hit it opposite way, especially when they play you for a pull.”
It wasn't pretty, it wasn't a hard line drive into the gap but guess what it doesn't matter. It goes in the boxscore as a single. The beauty of baseball, (as displayed in this Postseason) is that it doesn't have to be beautiful. Say whatever you want but Tim Tebow had a base hit to win the game. Sure Tebow's game in the NFL was ugly, but guess what it got results. People will say Tebow sucked, but the fact still remains in the one season he was a starter he had a winning record, more TD passes than INT, rushed for over 600 yards and won a playoff game. Sure it was ugly and took minor miracles but it happened. Those are all facts. He never got another chance to start so you can say he would've continued to suck but unfortunately we'll never know. While I still don't expect him to make it to the big leagues, it's nice to see Timmy have a little success in the Arizona Fall League.
Tebow has struggled in the AFL, that base hit bumps his average up to .146....he's a cool 6-41 so far but what do you expect in the AFL? Plus he's also hitting 1.000 in his last 1 at bats so there's that. #onfire. He's playing against actual talent who has a chance to go to the bigs. This isn't the instructional league anymore. The walk off hit he got last night was against a guy in AAA so to me it's pretty incredible he's had the success he's had so far considering he didn't play baseball for a decade.
So while he's probably not going to be playing LF for the Mets anytime soon it still IMO is pretty cool to see Timmy have this little moment.