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What fresh hell is this, where Alex Rodriguez is hanging up the cleats and Tim Tebow is trying to put them on? According to an Adam Schefter report that forced you to double-check and make sure it wasn’t a fake account, TV personality Tim Tebow will hold a workout for scouts later this month in the hope of landing a career in MLB.

All 30 MLB teams will be invited to the workout later this month, where Tebow will hope to catch on as an outfielder. He has apparently spent the last year training for this.

Those who have seen Tebow hit have been surprised he picked up the sport so quickly after not playing it since he graduated high school in 2005.


That comes from Schefter’s report, and since the only person Schefter appears to have talked to is Tebow’s agent, you can judge its accuracy and impartiality for yourself.

I do not think this is going to go well. Baseball is hard! (Playing any pro sport at a high level is hard—Tebow didn’t actually succeed in the one he was supposed to be good at—but hitting a ball is a specialization without analog.) Tebow is an excellent athlete, but he will be 29 years old next week and he hasn’t played baseball in 11 years.

He was a fine enough player back then, when the Angels were interested in drafting him. His high school coach, “Boo” Mullins, said Tebow was the total package, and more.

“He was a six-tool player. He had arm strength, he could run, he could hit, he could hit for power, he could field, but his character made him that six-tool guy.”


Anyway, Tebow can do what he wants—no one’s forcing MLB scouts to attend this workout. But I just wish we’d fast-forward to the part where he runs for office.


Deputy editor | Deadspin

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