Tim Tebow is one of the most beloved athletes in America and he’s not even in professional sports anymore. Well, sorta. He plays in the “under” league to the major leagues in baseball.
He used to play in the NFL but not anymore – now, the superstar plays baseball and he defied odds that he would be any good at all. It’s shocking to see how he jumped ship to another sport at such a professional level even though he’s just a tick below the majors.
And when Tim Tebow hit his first homerun of the season over the weekend, his Triple-A Syracuse trolled him on a hilarious scale.
Is there anything that Tim Tebow can’t do? The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and current minor league baseball outfielder is also a New York Times bestselling author for his book “This is the Day,” which was released in September.
The multi-talented athlete also created his own charity conveniently called the Tim Tebow Foundation, which aims to “bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.” These are just a few of the reasons why the devout Christian is beloved by so many; even his Triple-A Syracuse teammates.
Over the weekend, Tebow hit his first homerun in AAA and it became a SportsCenter Top 10 highlight.
After he smashed the ball over the fence, Tebow rounded the bases, as one always does, and once he hit home plate, Tebow headed towards the dugout.
It’s usually high fives all around but not this time. Tebow’s teammates ghosted and ignored him for the first ten seconds only to embrace him with laughter after the troll job.
— Syracuse Mets (@SyracuseMets) May 19, 2019
However, Tebow’s in a slump so far.
According to USA Today Sports, “Tebow has played in 34 games this year for Syracuse and is hitting just .157 with 17 hits in 108 at-bats. But one of those hits is a home run, which he hit in Sunday’s loss to the Columbus Clippers.”
Consider it a slump. Every athlete has them.
Kobe Bryant’s first year with the Los Angeles Lakers was an epic disaster.
Bryant rode the bench for much of his rookie year and when he was utilized in the playoffs things only got worse. In the NBA semi-Finals, the five-time champion air-balled his last three shots and the Utah Jazz left him wide open. In essence, Bryant’s attempted heroics killed the Lakers championship aspirations.
So what did Kobe Bryant do? The future first ballot hall of famer went to a high school gym down the street from his house, had the janitor let him in, and he practiced his shot all day. In Showtime’s documentary “Muse,” Kobe said “I shot all day. And I mean all day.”
His next sophomore year, Kobe and Shaquille O’Neal led the Lakers to the first of a back-to-back-to-back championships. Kobe solidified himself as being one of the best guards in the game.
Although Tebow’s first stint in the AAA hasn’t been a huge success, he’s primed for a comeback. And the last thing anybody should do is underestimate Tim Tebow.