Former University of Florida Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow is trying his hand at professional baseball, and the New York Mets are making their dream of actually selling jerseys come true as well.
Cue the “wah wah wah wah” fail track …
The recently-signed free agent Tebow arrived in Port St. Lucie this week to participate in the Mets’ Florida Instructional League, a fall camp that helps to develop prospects for the team.
Tebow hopes to be the latest star to arise out of the Florida Instructional League, a league which has helped jumpstart the careers of other superstar baseball players such as Pete Rose.
While at the camp Tebow will be working on learning new positions and the fundamentals of baseball, which is an educational experience that could help improve his throwing motion for pickup football games at future Tebow family reunions.
The Mets have nothing to lose in this arrangement and Tebow has nothing to win, so look for the former-NFL player to bounce around the minor leagues for the foreseeable future selling jerseys like a living Hall-of-Famer wherever he goes.