Deadspin has an article up today. And it’s just. I. Can’t. What THE FUCK Mets!
Look, we all knew the Tim Tebow scam was a scam, it was clear as day the minute it was announced. But holy shit this is a whole new level of holy shit. The man who was once the biggest laughing stock in the NFL, with players publicly making fun of him on a consistent basis, is now the biggest laughing stock in MLB, with players publicly making fun of him on what is sure to be a consistent basis.
So in case you were not aware, Tim Tebow started and played in yesterday’s Spring Training game against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox. The man who was once known for being a speedy player, who once was paid to throw a ball was slotted as the team’s Designated Hitter. Batting 8th. Think about that for a moment. And if you think this was one of those Spring Training games that consisted of AA or Single A players, know that the Mets also started Granderson, Walker, Cespedes, Bruce, Duda, and d’Arnaud. All regular players last season. The Red Sox gave Rick Porcello 3 innings. The Mets started Syndergaard. So no this was not a team full of scrubs.
Anyways, let’s get back to the game. Tim Tebow managed to have one hell of a game, going 0-3 with two strikeouts, one ground into a double play (with 0 outs and the bases loaded). He also reached base once on a hit by pitch. He was then immediately doubled off when he ran too far off first on a soft liner that was easily caught.
But none of that was Tim’s highlight of the day. You see, Tim Tebow is a left-handed batter. And although his team’s dugout was on the third-base side, when it was his turn to warm up, he walked over to the first base batter’s circle because that’s what left-handers do.
After a few swings, home plate umpire Ryan Additon noticed Tebow in the wrong on-deck circle, and told Tebow to get back to his side of the field. Tebow sheepishly complied.Afterward Tebow explained his mistake, saying he had always thought that lefty batters warm up on that side of the field no matter which team they play for.
He actually walked all the way around the fucking plate and the umpire and everything to warm up on the opposing team’s side. I mean holy shit I learned not to do that when I was 5.
When asked about the alarmingly stupid mistake Tebow commented:
“I thought you walk around because you’re a left-hander. I found out you don’t do that.”
You are batting for the fucking New York Mets in a game that a lot of people have paid to see and you JUST NOW FOUND OUT YOU DON’T DO THAT!
Of course others were asked to comment and many did not hold back.
“It looked like he hadn’t played baseball in a while,” Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said.
“He’s so far behind on the nuances of the game,” Mets OF Jay Bruce said.
Boston’s Rick Porcello, warming up on the mound, said he assumed it was a bat boy.
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Tim Tebow is the most Mets thing the Mets have ever done. But don’t you worry. Tebow will return to the Met’s lineup this Friday. Get your DVR’s ready!