Tim Tebow worked out yesterday to mixed reviews, but didn’t completely fall on his face. Some scouts left as skeptical as they came, but others were converted into true believers by the (home run) power of Tebow.
Tim Tebow’s scouting report from today’s MLB showcase
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) August 30, 2016
Tebow seemed genuine when answering reporters questions about “why” he was pursuing baseball, but he always seems genuine. Aw, shucks. He says he’s willing to pay his dues and doesn’t expect any special treatment in his pursuit of a baseball career.
Today in The Herd, Colin scoffed at the baseball purist argument that Tebow would be taking plate appearances away from some poor, unfortunate, minor league soul. If he’s taking that dude’s at-bat, he’s a minor league lifer. The truth is, minor league baseball is built on a foundation of schtick and Tebow is a perfect fit.
“Sign him to a minor league contract. Minor league baseball is all about schtick. I should know, I used to work for a minor league baseball team for three years. This idea Tim Tebow would be taking at-bats away from big league prospects is ludicrous. When I worked in AAA baseball, and I worked for a team that won the Pacific League Championship, we had one elite prospect. We had one. Roberto Alomar at second base.”
It’s hard to see why any minor leaguer would be offended by Tebow taking the field when Will Farrell has sucked up playing time in an actual minor league game, and Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks have played in actual spring training games. Get over yourself.
In minor league terms, Tim Tebow is the equivalent of 15 Star Wars Nights, regardless of what Buck Schowalter thinks. See you at Thirsty Thursday.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 31, 2016