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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Baseball still in his heart, Tebow preps for ‘21

In 2017, less than a year after shifting his career from football to baseball, Tebow struggled to gain his footing in Class A ball. He thrived the next season regardless, until a broken hand cut it short. In 2019, another hand injury forced Tebow to miss the final two months of the season. Finally, this summer, the cancellation of the Minor League season resulted in zero live game reps for Tebow (and hundreds of others).

He is 33 now, openly contemplating his life after baseball. He’s just not there quite yet.

“I’m already behind the 8-ball in age and time and experience in all of these things, so of course it makes it harder,” Tebow said in a telephone interview, his first about baseball since March. “But I think at the same time, I try to learn from every bit of it. And that’s all that we can do.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 15, 2020 at 12:36 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Mayor Blomberg Posted: November 15, 2020 at 06:50 PM (#5988874)
The press he gets for having accomplished nothing in a decade is remarkable.
   2. Ron J Posted: November 15, 2020 at 11:00 PM (#5988891)
#1 I see it pretty differently. Kind of like Rickey! when he was done. Just kept on playing. Not for the money but because he wanted to play more competitive baseball.
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: November 15, 2020 at 11:21 PM (#5988893)
I had a critical remark about Tebow here at 2.5 posts.

BBTF has again pushed and hit the upper limits.

kudos
   4. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: November 15, 2020 at 11:53 PM (#5988896)
The press Tebow gets is nonsense but really he looks to me like a genuine person. Unlike a lot of supposedly “religious” people he seems to walk the walk and as noted above there’s no real reason for him to be playing minor league baseball other than a desire to do it and he’s out there doing it.
   5. filihok Posted: November 16, 2020 at 12:10 PM (#5988974)
Is there anybody who posts here that's over 30 and unlikely to ever be a regular in the majors who would play in the minors given the opportunity?


   6. Jesus Luzardo Maraschino Posted: November 16, 2020 at 03:23 PM (#5989047)
I'm 40 and play in a 35+ baseball league and I pay for the pleasure. Really missed it this year.
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 16, 2020 at 03:40 PM (#5989056)
Is there anybody who posts here that's over 30 and unlikely to ever be a regular in the majors who would play in the minors given the opportunity?
Assuming I had enough ability to be a viable player in the minors, so I wouldn't just be failing miserably day after day, I'd do it - but probably only for a season, if that. At this point in my life (43), the travel would be too much of a grind.
   8. Mayor Blomberg Posted: November 16, 2020 at 11:19 PM (#5989154)
Is there anybody who posts here that's over 30 and unlikely to ever be a regular in the majors who would play in the minors given the opportunity?


Is there anybody over 30 here likely to ever be a regular in the majors?

20s yeah, 30s, not at that salary. But that's not an issue for him.

   9. reech Posted: November 17, 2020 at 10:38 AM (#5989231)
I'm in my 50's. If I could afford it, I'd play til they ripped the uniform off me.
   10. Ron J Posted: November 17, 2020 at 11:11 AM (#5989237)
#9 I'm in my 60s. I'd need a bigger nest egg before I could consider it, but ...
   11. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: November 17, 2020 at 12:29 PM (#5989272)
I see the Mets signed him for 2020. Did he spend the season at home or in camp?

EDIT: The article states the Mets didn't invite him.
   12. pthomas Posted: November 17, 2020 at 12:37 PM (#5989275)
How can I miss you if you won't go away?
   13. Adam Starblind Posted: November 17, 2020 at 12:46 PM (#5989278)
I pay for the pleasure.


LOL.
   14. Mayor Blomberg Posted: November 17, 2020 at 12:48 PM (#5989279)
The difference between Tebow and 60 year-old Rickey! is that I'd still pay to see that Rickey! play.
   15. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: November 17, 2020 at 01:02 PM (#5989285)
61-year-old Rickey is a better baseball player than 32-year-old Tebow.

20-year-old Rickey was a better football player than Tebow. Too bad we didn't get to see.

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