Thursday, April 20, 2017

UPDATE: Tim Tebow's batting average drops 75 points during past 10 days


Source:  Columbia Fireflies (highlight added)

Fireflies rival trolls Tebow on Twitter.  (The Island Packet, 3/21/2017)
On it’s social media account, the Drive, the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, teed off on Tebow. It started off by making light of Tebow’s struggles at the plate during spring training, making ticket holders an offer of free hamburgers from Burger King should Tebow strike out three times or more during a game in their series in Greenville from June 13-15.


Original 4/10/2017 post, "Fetishizing Tim Tebow", starts here.

As in to treat him with extravagant irrational devotion.

Photo credit:  Major League Baseball
As the Associated Press pointed out after his first home run, this isn’t necessarily a sign that Tebow is going to be a slugger. He hit a home run during his first at-bat in the Instructional League last fall, but averaged .148 in 27 appearances* during spring training for the Mets,

*That would be 4 hits in 27 at-bats, lower than any other position player currently on the Mets roster.

As of this morning, he's batting .231 -- 3 for 13, with 2 home runs -- for the class-A Columbia Fireflies

The 29-year-old Tim Tebow is playing baseball because he's Tim Tebow, not because he's earned it.  He continues to keep a more deserving player off a minor-league baseball roster.

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