Tim Tebow gets support from fans even when he fails to produce, which we learned during Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game.
Tebow came to the plate in the fourth inning with a golden opportunity, as the bases were loaded with no outs, and the Mets were trailing the Red Sox, 4-3.
He got behind on a 1-2 count, and then proceeded to ground into a routine double play.
A run did score, though, so that was enough for him to get a standing ovation from the fans as he made his way back to the dugout, which isn’t something you normally see for a player who hits into a double play.
Mets broadcaster Ron Darling even pointed out that it was the first time he’d ever seen a player get a standing ovation for grounding into a double play.
Still, it was Tebow’s first-ever Grapefruit League game, so we’ll see if he gets the same amount of support going forward.