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Friday, August 11, 2017

VIDEO: Tim Tebow greets autistic boy, then hits home run for him

If it happened in a movie we’d say it was unrealistic:

Tebow was on-deck during the July 29 game when Seth Bosch, a young boy with high-functioning autism who just turned 10, took his shot to try and get the ballplayers attention.

Bosch waved at Tebow and, to the child’s surprise, the star walked over and shook his hand through the netting. The boy, who has a tumor behind his right eye which makes it difficult to play sports, went back to his seat next to his parents with tears of joy streaming down his face.

Tebow, being Tebow, then went up to the plate and hit a three-run home run moments later.

“When Seth came back to his seat, he was crying,” Seth Bosch’s mother Ileanna told the Tampa Bay Times. “And then Tim hit the homer. I started crying, too. How does that happen? I think God brought Seth and Tim together.”

Davoice of Dapeople Posted: August 11, 2017 at 10:16 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 11, 2017 at 01:37 PM (#5511315)
You all laugh, but when Tebow holds up the World Series trophy in 2020 — as the new President-elect — you'll be eating your words.
   2. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: August 11, 2017 at 02:05 PM (#5511337)
Tomorrow night, Tebow needs to catch a ball in his cap.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 11, 2017 at 02:08 PM (#5511342)
Come on, he could have at least cured the kid's tumor.
   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 11, 2017 at 02:31 PM (#5511366)
Tomorrow night, Tebow needs to catch a ball in his cap.

And then tip his cap and have a pigeon fly out from it.
   5. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: August 11, 2017 at 02:43 PM (#5511392)
Tomorrow night, Tebow needs to catch a ball in his cap.
Did you say cap or cup?
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2017 at 02:45 PM (#5511397)
I've always been grateful that children, including those with disabilities & even terminal illnesses, generally don't have any interest in administrative law. I don't think I would have done a very good job entertaining those folks in my workplace, and ballplayers and other professional athletes should get some appreciation for making an effort in this regard. Not that easy, IMHO.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 11, 2017 at 02:48 PM (#5511401)
Tim Tebow > Paul O'Neill
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 11, 2017 at 02:49 PM (#5511404)
I've always been grateful that children, including those with disabilities & even terminal illnesses, generally don't have any interest in administrative law.

Isn't being interested in administrative law considered at least some level of disability?

I kid, I kid.
   9. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 11, 2017 at 02:51 PM (#5511408)
You never hear of anyone else greeting fans. Tebow must be the awesomest awesome whoever awesomed.

I'm as sure as I can be about anyone I don't know that he's a good human being. (Whenever you get too sure about someone you don't know, ask yourself how that Paterno thing went). But how hard does Team Tebow (apparently a thing on Facebook) work to keep his profile in the public eye?
   10. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 11, 2017 at 02:53 PM (#5511412)
I've always been grateful that children, including those with disabilities & even terminal illnesses, generally don't have any interest in administrative law. I don't think I would have done a very good job entertaining those folks in my workplace, and ballplayers and other professional athletes should get some appreciation for making an effort in this regard. Not that easy, IMHO.


You've never had co-workers bring their kids into work? It's not hard to exchange pleasantries, shake hands, and then get on with your work.
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2017 at 03:25 PM (#5511451)
You've never had co-workers bring their kids into work? It's not hard to exchange pleasantries, shake hands, and then get on with your work.

No one ever brought their kids in just to see me, and none of the kids were terribly excited about the prospect of meeting me, even when I was the co-worker's superior, so it's really not the same. If you don't think athletes deserve a modicum of credit for extending themselves in such situations, we just disagree.
   12. Walt Davis Posted: August 11, 2017 at 07:50 PM (#5511603)
And also it's not a co-worker occasionally bringing a kid to work, it's all of your co-workers bringing their kids in every day just to meet you (and the other players on your team) and the kids are excited about it.

I agree with YC. Players (as a group) go out of their way to help charities, be nice to kids, be especially nice to sick kids, etc. Good on them and I don't give a #### if it's purely PR or not. They do a lot more good in these areas than the vast majority of us (definitely including me).

Meanwhile Tebow has cooled off after his strong start at A+ and now stands at 248/314/411. Over the last month, just 216/267/371 so we can all go back to laughing about what a hopeless prospect he is.

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