Tim Tebow had his long awaited baseball showcase on Tuesday. And while some honks are cutting up Vines of his batting practice home runs and his spandex clad 60-yard dash, one American League scout said what we knew all along:
“It was a complete waste of time,” an American League scout told USA TODAY. “It was like watching an actor trying to portray a baseball player.
“He tried. He tried. That’s the best I can say. He is crazy strong, and could run well in one direction, but that’s it. He only had one good throw of all his throws.’’
Like Watching An Actor Trying to Portray a Baseball Player??
Why would ANYBODY jump to that conclusion?
Maybe because they distributed the dude’s FREAKING HEADSHOT before the tryout?
Because along with the rundown of Tebow’s freakish size — the dude is 6’3″, 255 with 7.3% body fat — Timmy also flashed those smoky eyes, three-day old stubble and perfectly coiffed hair. You know, just in case the scouts who dragged themselves to USC didn’t know this guy was a complete pretender.
Things seemed to go off the rails at the showcase once the pitcher moved from grooving BP fastballs to actually pitching. That’s when Timothy switched from the hulking dude you want hitting cleanup on your softball team to the guy who hasn’t played baseball since his junior year of high school.
That’s when our boy Roy Hobbs turned into Punching Judy — fouling pitches off, spraying a few grounders, managing a few highlights when one or two swings made it to the wall.
What part of this wasn’t predictable? What part of this didn’t we see coming?
The alleged plan now is to wait for the offers to come PILING IN. Keep waiting. Because a date in the Arizona Fall League — one of the best prospect showcases in baseball will end terribly. So will that open invite to the Venezuelan winter league.
The dude is 6’3, 255! Go back to the football field, Tim! There is NO SHAME in not being able to hack it as a quarterback. Go put your hand on the ground and CHASE QUARTERBACKS.
Or otherwise just be HONEST with yourself. And with us. Because this has all been leading up to one thing: The greatest season in the history of The Bachelor.