So Tim Tebow wants to be a big leaguer, eh?
The former NFL quarterback, and current ESPN broadcaster, is now looking to make the jump to pro baseball.
Tebow’s agents say he plans to hold a workout for all 30 Major League teams later this month.
He was an all-state baseball player in Florida in 2005 when he last played full-time, but that was in high school.
Tebow, who turns 29 on Sunday, has already attracted the attention of some minor league teams, including the Schaumburg Boomers of the Independent Frontier League and the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League who both want a piece of Tebowmania.
Some ball players are having fun with this too, including Baltimore’s Adam Jones, who tweeted “After this @MLB season I’m going try out for the @NFL this offseason. I haven’t played since HS but I’ve played in a few TurkeyBowls since!!”
Tebow is a talented and competitive and likeable individual, and I wish him well.
But he is no Bo Jackson, or Deion Sanders, or Jim Thorpe, or Lionel Conacher who are some of the best two sport stars in history.
I doubt he will get a shot in the major leagues, but I don’t doubt that a big league team will take a flyer on him and see what Tebow can do in the minors.