by: Steve Tichenor
Tim Tebow sure got thrown into the fire. His first trip to the batter’s box this Spring and he looked up at the AL Cy Young award winner, Rick Porcello. He struck out looking.
For the day Tebow went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. He did put the bat on the ball but grounded into a double play.
Afterward, Tebow as is his character, put a positive spin on it, “You can’t let one day define anything” Very true, and while Tebow’s big league aspirations are a long shot, as Red Sox manager John Farrell put it, “He’s not afraid of failure, and I think that is great for any athlete.”
It will be interesting to watch how Tebow progresses this Spring and how the Mets organization handles him. He may lack the natural talent of many of his teammates in camp but you can’t question his effort or his heart. For those reasons I have always been a Tebow fan. But then I’ve always rooted for the underdog.