Former Florida Gator and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow announced he was trying out for Major League Baseball.
He staged a workout for scouts from over 20 major league teams in California.
Liberals were outraged, and the results left them speechless.
When Tebow – who was currently an announcer for ESPN – said he was pursuing an opportunity to play baseball, liberals were fuming.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio – a left-wing columnist who endlessly complains about the Washington Redskins’ team name – typified the left’s reaction.
Writing on Pro Football Talk, Florio stated:
“Sure, Tim Tebow has every right to conjure a dream and pursue it — even if he’s pursuing it not in the old-fashioned climb-the-mountain way, but in the newfangled I-deserve-to-be-placed-on-the-top-of-the-mountain-now way. As to this specific dream, there’s an unmistakable sense that the outcome may have been carefully arranged before the dream was announced to the world…
…What ultimately bothers me about this isn’t that Tebow has decided on the brink of 29 to take up a sport that requires years of focus and diligence and effort to master (even for those who truly possess real skill), but that it all feels contrived. Whatever the end game — and it won’t be a surprise if a Major League team not in contention decides when the rosters expand to 40 to give Tebow a job in order to sell tickets and jerseys in September — it feels as if those behind the project already knew how it will unfold before they pulled the pin on the process of unfolding it.
Regardless of how it plays out, the life story of Tim Tebow now has another wrinkle that will add 10 minutes or so to the final cut of the seemingly inevitable movie from Disney, the company that owns ESPN.”
But Tebow’s workout surprised the naysayers.
Despite not playing organized baseball since high school, the 29-year-old Tebow turned in a strong performance.
He ran the 60-yard dash in 6.65 seconds, which is an above-average time.
The Washington Post reported that as a 17-year-old, Los Angeles outfielder Mike Trout – who is considered the first or second best player in the big leagues – ran the 60 yard dash in 6.5 seconds.
Tebow also showed promise at the plate, cranking a 430 foot homerun and handling himself well against former MLB pitchers Chad Smith and David Aardsma.
Tim Tebow hit this ball well out, scout estimated at 430, hit another one over Dedeux Field scoreboard by 20 feet pic.twitter.com/DciJrpFl01
— Taylor Blake Ward (@TaylorBlakeWard) August 30, 2016
Many were expecting Tebow to fall flat on his face or – as Florio hypothesized – that some out-of-the-race team would sign Tebow to sell tickets.
However, the critics were left with egg on their faces when the New York Mets signed Tebow to a Minor League contract.
The Mets are tied for the second wildcard playoff spot in the National League.
This is no publicity stunt by a failing team trying to draw a crowd.
But liberals have long hated Tebow.
Not only do they resent his Christian faith, they resent the fact that he represents his faith in an open and welcoming manner – even to those who are not believers.
But Tebow got the last laugh as he continues to ignore the critics and pursue his dreams.