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Part-time “Good Morning America” host Tim Tebow finally had his much anticipated baseball workout on Tuesday and, by and large, it went better than expected. Tebow, formerly the most-hyped backup quarterback in the NFL, showed off his baseball skills to several Major League Baseball scouts on USC’s baseball field. What seemed to impress the scouts the most was a few moonshots Tebow hit over the Trojans’ scoreboard.
Skip Bayless called it. That man is so good at what he does.
Alas, though, it wasn’t all good news for Tebow. Surprisingly, the man who couldn’t complete a pass in the NFL to save his life had similar issues on the baseball field. He couldn’t hit a major-league curveball either.
Tebow also showed he still needs baseball seasoning when he faced live pitching from former big-leaguers David Aardsma and Chad Smith, who repeatedly fooled him with off-speed pitches. Tebow could only grin in frustration after he fanned on a series of changeups and breaking balls.
According to one scout, Tebow showed a below-average 40 grade arm on the 20-80 scouts scale. Tebow caught everything hit to him during shagging, but struggled with his footwork a couple of times.
Any Broncos fan could’ve saved you guys some time and let you know he’s got a below-average arm. Thank God no one is trying to tackle him while he’s shagging balls.
Speaking of God, Tebow’s whole workout seems awfully familiar. A jacked dude who crushes fastballs but struggles with off-speed stuff, is so nice that it’s annoying and prays to his God a lot. Hmm…
Yep. Tim Tebow is real life Pedro Cerrano. Without a doubt.
It might also be best for Tebow to take some advice from Cerrano: “Jesus? I like him very much, but he no help with curveball.”
Teebs, give up the publicity stunt now or enjoy your three-year stint on the Toledo MudHens..
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