Mets outfielder and former football-ist Tim Tebow was in the lineup for the big-league club in Grapefruit League play against the Red Sox on Wednesday. As noted in this very space,: Teebs struck out three times, hit into a 4-6-3, and then was picked off first base after being hit by a pitch. In related matters, he was paired up against reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello for a couple of those plate appearances.
That brings to the “related matters” portion of this dispatch ...
Rick Porcello thought Tebow was a ball boy when he watched him warm up in the wrong on-deck circle. Porcello was unfazed by it.— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) March 8, 2017
All right. This is probably one of those corner-of-the-eye mistakes on Porcello’s part. Otherwise, that’s one large and well-constructed ball boy. No slight intended, I’m sure.
Anyway, Tim Tebow.