FORT MYERS, Fla. After almost a week’s worth of hype, the day is finally here.
Quarterback-turned-outfielder Tim Tebow will be playing baseball with the St. Lucie Mets against the Fort Myers Miracle in a four-game series at Hammond Stadium, beginning Friday night.
Sunday will be his last game as as a member of the low-Class A Columbia Fireflies, as he’s being promoted to the Mets’ high-Class A affiliate in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Dozens of fans gathered to watch him take batting practice and are excited to see him play.
“Tim’s gonna put on a show for us hopefully here,” Tebow fan Jack Hudson said. “And he’s here for four games, so hopefully he packs ’em in all four games.”
Tebow spoke with reporters prior to the game. WINK News weekend sports anchor Morgan Frances has the highlights:
The 29-year-old led the University of Florida to two national championships in football and won the 2007 Heisman Trophy during his stellar career with the Gators.