Before Tim Tebow announced last month that he planned to give professional baseball a shot, much of the public mocked the idea as if Tebow was running out of options to find a professional career altogether. Tebow has gone from being a NFL quarterback, ESPN NFL analyst,and Good Morning America co-host to a short stint on reality TV last year.
Tebow, 29, may have the last laugh because the Atlanta Braves are leaning towards actually signing him. According the the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, they were impressed enough with his workout on Tuesday in Los Angeles that they are very interested in him for a "low-commitment risk" minor league deal.
Tebow spoke one-on-one with a total of five teams after his workout at USC's Dedeaux Field was completed. The Braves, out of 28 MLB teams in attendance for the workout, remained interested in Tebow. The Cubs and the Athletics didn't attend. Although he hasn't played baseball since he was a junior in high school in 2005, Tebow actually was a baseball standout before deciding to take his talents to the University of Florida, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 as well as two national championships in 2006 and 2008.
You can see Tebow showcase his athleticism on the diamond in the ESPN Sportscenter clip above detailing his experience during the workout from Tuesday that apparently made the Braves swoon for him. He stated in the clip:
"I had fun. I think it went pretty well. It's obviously that this form of a workout is a bit different from what I'm used to. But, you know, being out there and running the '60' and throwing it around, catching fly balls, and hitting some BP. But the most fun for me is to hit live pitching."
We wonder if he will be "Tebowing" after he hits a home run and crosses the home plate.
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