So, aside from the U.S. sweeping medals in Rio, a sports tidbit has come out insinuating that Tim Tebow wants to play baseball.
And I want to hit a home run at Camden Yards during Game Seven of the 2016 World Series to win the championship for Baltimore. And I want to do it in real life, not just in MLB The Show 16.
I also, while we're on dreams, want to go platinum for my albums. Speaking of which, The Sorest Loser.
However, he's been out of baseball for over a decade. Heck, he's been out of football for about a year (even though he looked decent enough last preseason). On top of this, he'll be 29 at the next couple days (in other words, he's about a year older than me). Baseballers--and sports guys in general--tend to decline the older they get. So, while it may be fun to imagine Tebow pulling a Jim Morris or something and doing the damn thing, it's also just as likely he'll "fail" at baseball. Now, I put fail in quotes because even if he gets a minor league deal, he's accomplished more than a lot of folks can. But, if he doesn't get past the minors. he'll probably feel like he failed.
So, what do I think? Do I think he's got a shot? Again, who am I to stomp on his dreams? If he's got the skills needed, and some team is willing to take a shot? Why not? He's already proven he can do some pretty superhuman things, probably through his conditioning and devoutness (not even saying that as a joke; God is powerful, man). Why not baseball? I mean, Rick Ankiel reinvented himself as an outfielder after failing as a pitcher. And he homered in his first MLB at-bat as an outfielder.
Sure, at least Ankiel was in MLB-level baseball before he made the switch. But, if he can do it, why not Tebow, even if it's just for a couple of games? I think it may work for him...I've got faith.