Tim Tebow may not have worldwide fandom comparable to Lebron James or Michael Jordan, but here in the United States, he’s one of our most famous athletes. And right now he’s only in the minor leagues.
We have so many professional athletes in this country that are arrogant, self-righteous and anti-American, but not the Heisman winner and two-time NCAA football National Champion Tim Tebow.
And the Tim Tebow mania just got a whole lot bigger in a major way.
Tebow is a natural born athlete, but more importantly, he’s a leader and an inspiration for people everywhere.
The former NFL quarterback is the most famous minor league baseball player since NBA’s greatest of all time Michael Jordan who left basketball to pursue a career in baseball. But Tebow’s minor league career is a million times better than Jordan’s ever was.
And that’s why New York Post’s Michael Kaplan did a piece about his star power, revealing that Tebow’s celebrity is already the stuff of a legend.
Kaplan went around interviewing his fans who show up exclusively to watch him play.
Mary Ludolph told the media before a Rumble Ponies game, “We think he’s awesome. He stands up for his Christian beliefs. We like that.”
What other athlete has that kind of pull in the Christian community?
Mary’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Hannah, was just hoping for an autograph, but then she said, “Two weeks ago, Tim caught a foul ball and flipped it to me. All the kids at school were like, ‘Oh, my gosh!’ They wanted to touch it, but I wouldn’t let them. I kept it in a box in my bedroom. Tonight, I’m hoping he’ll autograph it for me.”
The New York Post journalist was stunned by howbeloved Tebow is and noted, “Tebow is the biggest thing to hit Binghamton since the advent of its signature dish, the spiedie — chicken breast marinated in Italian dressing, grilled up and served on French bread.”
But Tebow is reciprocal to the town that loves him.
Tebow said to Kaplan, “My favorite thing about Binghamton has been the people. Wherever I’ve been, people have welcomed me. I’ve felt the warmth, whether I’ve been in a church or going to a movie or getting gasoline or going out for dinner.”
There’s something about Tebow that’s genuine. His Christian beliefs have a lot to do with it, but it’s also his tireless effort to be a role model to everybody he meets that puts him over the top. It is a quality largely absent among many other professional athletes.
In fact, Tebow is so enthralled with his fans that the Rumble Ponies have to literally pull him away so he can focus on the upcoming game at hand.
But Tebow is also really good. It’s not just his personality and devout Christian beliefs that have gotten him this far.
He just played in the double-A All Star game in what’s only his second year and even doubled in his first at-bat.
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) July 12, 2018
Tebow was voted in as an all-star after one heck of a month in June.
His batting average from the last 10 games is a staggering .323, with one homerun and 7 RBI.
Over the course of the season, his totals are a .257 batting average, with 5 homeruns and 30 RBI. That’s impressive.
What’s best about this whole situation is that none of his critics saw it coming. They all laughed and mocked his career hopes of playing baseball and making it to the major leagues.
But that reality of making it to the big leagues is here and if there’s one thing you should know about Tebow, it is to never doubt him.