So poor lil Tim Tebow, the world-famous football refugee and circumcision doer now trying his hand at baseball, prepared for his first spring-training plate appearance for the New York Mets yesterday by doddering all the way around behind home plate, from the third-base dugout to the first-base side, to take his practice swings from the wrong on-deck circle. Whoops!
The umpire had to send him back to the correct on-deck circle. “I thought you walk around because you’re a left-hander,” Tebow said afterward. “I found out you don’t do that.” He told the New York Post, “Definitely there’s a lot of things I’m trying to play catch-up on.” I’ll say!