There was some doubt as to whether Tim Tebow would even get another shot to play for the Mets, being that he went hitless in his first two games, and manager Terry Collins indicated that the team would likely move on from him.
But it was Tebow Time during Monday’s Grapefruit League game, and the former NFL quarterback got one last chance to prove his worth. It wasn’t long before his 0-for-8 slump finally came to an end.
Tebow came to the plate and calmly stroked a base hit between the third baseman and shortstop for his first hit of spring training. Mets fans acknowledged him with a standing ovation afterward, which isn’t something you normally see in a Grapefruit League game.
That hit may have earned Tebow another start, it seems.
Props to Tebow for making the most of his opportunity and earning himself a few more starts.
About Matt Birch
Matt manages all editorial operations for The Sports Daily. His work has been featured on MSN, Fox Sports, Yardbarker, SB Nation and Bleacher Report. Matt has also written for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He enjoys eating good food, shooting hoops and making original, compelling stories go viral.