Former NFL player Tim Tebow is still in the minor leagues, trying to make his dream of playing Major League Baseball a reality. At the moment, he is playing for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, which are the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets.
Tebow has actually been having a decent season at the plate. This week, however, he had an embarrassing moment in the field. Tebow fielding a ball hit by Josh Ockimey of the Portland Sea Dogs is going viral.
The Heisman Trophy winner was a bit off balance fielding what originally looked like a home run from Ockimey. But the ball bounced off the wall straight into Tebow’s head instead.
Needless to say, it wasn’t the most athletic moment of Tebow’s career. Check it out:
Tebow actually went 3-for-4 during the game with two RBIs. His team, however, lost 5-3.
Tebow, on the season, is batting .265 with five home runs and 32 RBIs. He’s been hitting well of late, batting .343 in his last 10 games.
As for his professional aspirations – they aren’t that far-fetched. Tebow has become a decent hitter at the Double-A level, so it’s possible the Mets give him a chance at some point.