Tim Tebow exists to try hard and to win, and try as you might, you cannot win at broadcasting. So Tebow (pronounced Teeee-booooo!!!) is taking his talents out of the booth and to the baseball diamond. And let’s be honest: your initial reaction—and the Internet’s initial reaction—is to not take it very seriously. Because, in 2016, there are certain viral touchstones, and Tim Tebow is one of them, a human Ice Bucket Challenge. [See: Tebow running in the rain, or Tebow bringing a man back from the dead, or Tebow “Tebowing.”] But because we’ve turned Tim Tebow into some dehumanized form of Internet currency, it’s easy to forget that him playing baseball isn’t just a funny idea to tweet about; it could actually happen! And it would be… awesome.
First of all, consider: it’s not that crazy to think it could (maybe) happen. According to ESPN, he was an all-state baseball player in high school, hitting .494 during his junior season. (Not a baseball swing, but still: this.) He’s athletic, he has an arm, and would have likely been draftedout of high school.