The real question is whether Major League Baseball will come out to see Tim Tebow.
To what extent baseball is interested in Tebow remains to be seen, but according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman, all 30 teams are invited to Los Angeles on Aug. 30 for a workout featuring the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. Sorry Tebow maniacs, the workout is closed to the public.
Tebow recently revealed he’s chosen to pursue a career as a professional baseball player, at 29 years of age, now that all of his football options not in Canada have finally dried up. Never mind he hasn’t played the sport since high school. Like his constant failed attempts at playing quarterback in the NFL, he’s determined this is a viable job opportunity despite all evidence to the contrary.
Like most of Tebow’s time in the NFL, this appeared destined to become another sideshow from the moment he announced his intentions. If his run at baseball has accomplished nothing else, it has kept his name in headlines the past few weeks.
Of course, Major League Baseball will ultimately decide how serious Tebow’s chances of playing baseball professionally are. That is if teams even choose to legitimize the workout.
There aren’t many 29-year-old “prospects” in baseball, even fewer that haven’t played the sport in nearly a decade. Don’t be surprised if a lot of organizations skip what an event that, on the surface at least, has the appearance of a publicity stunt.