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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Why I Love this Athlete – Tim Tebow

Lately all we hear about is the acronym GOAT, the Greatest Of All Time used in sports discussions. As an avid sport fanatic, I've seen a lot of GOATS. It is very tough to pick one athlete out for each sport.

In my opinion Tim Tebow, when he played football at the University of Florida, can be ranked as one of the greatest college quarterbacks ever. Tebow won the Heisman trophy and TWO NCAA football national championship with the Gators. You never counted out Florida with him at quarterback.

How can you overlook that? What I love about this guy is his dedication on doing right, his commitment to be the best at whatever he's doing and his love for sports, his fellow man and life.

Therefore, he's trying his hand at baseball and the New York Mets are moving up him through the chain of minor-league baseball. It seems the Mets have moved him up quickly because of his stature as well known athlete.  Tim's trials at Low "A" level with the Columbia Fireflies was below average looking at his statistics. The New York Mets organization felt they needed to move him up to the High “A” level with the St Lucie Mets. Why we don't know based on statistics. This has been discussed repeatedly.

Was it because the Mets know he would bring people to the park to see him succeed or fail. Tebow is turning heads since his promotion. Take a look at his statistics since he's joined the St. Lucie Mets it's pretty impressive. Tebow has a batting average of .321 in 17 games, three home runs; eleven runs batted in and only has struck out nine times. Not bad for a guy that was promoted for his name.

We have all heard the expression nice guys finish last coined by the great New York Giants baseball manager Leo Durocher. For me, I hope this nice guy finishes first because he is a professional athlete our youth can look up to. That’s why I love this guy! 

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