Tim Tebow is returning to the playing field, the baseball field. Tebow will host a workout for MLB clubs later this month.
Tim Tebow apparently does not like the normal 9-5 grind. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tebow is looking to pursue a career in Major League Baseball.
Tim is currently working for ESPN as a broadcaster, featured on programs like College Gameday.
Would the Minnesota Twins have any interest in the former Heisman winner?
Hope springs eternal, and perhaps the Minnesota Twins could benefit from such a positive presence around the clubhouse. Alex Rodriguez‘ name has been floating around the Twins, could Tim Tebow be so far fetched?
The short answer is, yes.
Everyone wants to believe in miracles, and if Tebow makes a big league roster- “saint” might be added to his name. I’m in no way condemning a guy/gal for wanting to live out their athletic dreams. However if you are not a professional athlete by the age of 30 you might want to start thinking about a second career, outside of playing a sport.
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Tebow most likely has the financial means to support his dream for a few years, but he will be taking a major pay cut. Many minor league baseball players earn less than the federal poverty level, which is $11,490 for a single person.
Tebow is a freakish athlete who chose football out of high school. The former Florida Gator has not played baseball since graduating, 11 years ago.
Baseball is a very mechanical sport. Standing in a cage and hitting a few pitches at 90 mph does not compare to facing a major league pitcher. It can take a player years to learn the intricacies of hitting and fielding. Professional players around the world are probably laughing at Tebow’s chances, and some would want him to fail.
Nobody who has been working in a particular field for years would want someone coming in with little experience and outperforming them. It just shouldn’t happen, and it normally doesn’t.
I suppose if the majority of us had the opportunity to pursue something we love, all of us would probably take the chance, why not. I’ve always wanted to become a professional basketball player, and I did play in junior high. I’ve only been out of the game for 25 years. Keep dreaming Tim Tebow.