Tim Tebow is still pursuing his dream of playing Major League Baseball.
His journey through the minor leagues has been met with a huge amount of skepticism and scorn from the media.
But Tebow did something that brought everyone to their feet.
This year is shaping up to be a big one for Tim Tebow.
He recently married former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, and his pursuit of the majors could be reaching a turning point.
Tebow turns 33 in August, which means the clock is ticking on a professional baseball career.
Three years ago when he first announced he was going to play baseball, the backlash was severe.
Tebow won the Heisman trophy and had a brief stint in the NFL.
Baseball seemed like a pipedream.
But Tebow gradually developed into a credible minor league player, even making a minor league all-star game on merit.
And his 2020 spring training with the Mets is off to a good start.
Tebow is showing more plate discipline by drawing walks, and he recently hit a monstrous homerun that got the crowd fired up.
Having not played competitive baseball since high school, Tebow got off to a very rocky start, striking out at a high rate.
But various managers have credited him for his hard work and determination.
New York Mets manager Luis Rojas talked about how he’s put in the work to improve his swing and his comfort in the outfield.
“I am trying to get him as many at-bats as we can in the spring, also time in left field and he’s looked good,” said Rojas. “He’s been developing since I saw him in 2018, so he’s a hard worker and things are going to pay off for him.”
Many thought Tebow’s minor league endeavor would be short-lived, especially after Sandy Alderson, the general manager who gave him a shot, left the Mets for health reasons.
It also looked bleak when an injury ended the opportunity for Tebow to get a late season call-up to the majors.
But general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, Alderson’s replacement, also seems committed to giving Tebow a fair shake.
As arguably the most famous Christian athlete in the country, Tebow receives an unbelievable amount of scrutiny in everything he does, but he continues to persist in the pursuit of his dream of playing Major League Baseball.
Could Tebow get a call-up to the majors this year?
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