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Tim Tebow saves a fans life in the AFL?

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by soxhop411, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter
    As of this afternoon, Tim Tebow's jersey was the MLB's 3rd-highest seller, behind only David Ortiz and Kris Bryant
     
  2. axx

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    [​IMG]

    I suppose it'd make a nice gag gift.
     
  3. OilCanShotTupac

    OilCanShotTupac Sunny von Bulow Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Great park in Brooklyn btw. Right on the beach at Coney Island which makes for a fun day, and the park itself is very nice. Well worth the trip.
     
  4. CoffeeNerdness

    CoffeeNerdness Member SoSH Member

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    Big news, everyone! He hit a BP homerun.

     
  5. Domer

    Domer Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    My father is on vacation in Stuart, Florida for one week and he decided that the best use of his time was to drive out to the Mets' facility to see this sideshow on Monday. My dad isn't a Gators fan, a Mets fan, or a Jesus fan, but he loves Tebow. I can't understand the power this guy holds over people.
     
  6. simplicio

    simplicio Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    That made local news here in NY. Absurd.
     
  7. Laser Show

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    It was one of the lead headlines on MLB.com yesterday
     
  8. ifmanis5

    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member

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    Hit a HR in his first AB! TEBOW!
     
  9. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    ESPN video here
     
  10. Smiling Joe Hesketh

    Smiling Joe Hesketh All Hail King Boron Dope

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    Deadspin comments on this are gold:

     
  11. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    So the guy plays baseball 5 days a week and gets his college football job on the other 2. Absent the virgin part, not a horrible life.
     
  12. Detts

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    I had a cousin who was a devout christian. I was friends with the girl that he dated (and eventually married) and was told that he refused to have sex until married.

    They did, however, perform oral on each other all the time.
     
  13. HriniakPosterChild

    HriniakPosterChild Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I bet he was disappointed when the frequency dropped to once per year after he said, "I do!"
     
  14. Byrdbrain

    Byrdbrain Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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  15. Fred not Lynn

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  16. jungleboy

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    And also this guy:

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  17. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I can confirm that this is not at all uncommon in those circles. Source: I grew up a devout Christian and attended Liberty University.
     
  18. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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  19. Brand Name

    Brand Name thinks there's no 'i' in denial Staff Member Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Waste for the Mets, and this actually has the potential to create issues down the line. Under the AFL eligibility rules (at http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/winterleagues/about/?league=119&id=player_elig) each team can only send one player below AA, which I would assume Tebow applies for. You mean to tell me this isn't a spot that would be better used for a guy like Wuilmer Becerra, Desmond Lindsay, or Eudor Garcia?
     
    #169 Brand Name, Oct 7, 2016
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  20. soxfan121

    soxfan121 JAG Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Define "better."

    In terms of baseball, and player development - sure, you may have a point.

    In terms of ticket sales, and fan interest - there's no way that Becerra, Lindsay, or Garcia are "better" options.

    I try pretty hard to ignore this thread. It is, and always will be, a sideshow and completely irrelevant to actual baseball. But ... people just can't help themselves. Whether it is to mock what happens on the field or to inaccurately define something as "better" - this is a flame, and some of y'all cannot help yourselves by flying into it.

    Indeed, this whole thing is a shameless cash grab by both player and club. Yes, this blatant sideshow is barely worth comment. Yet, here we are on Page 4 and post #170 on something everyone agrees is both pointless, shameless, and despicable.

    It is also true, and worth noting, that "clickbait bullshit" about Tebow makes it rain no matter what the venue. People - yes, even us, the discerning and "smart" fans - can't get enough of this story. The proof is that unlike actual baseball stories and actual baseball players, this shit keeps getting clicked on, and commented upon. At a certain point, that's on us - right? If we truly found it so abhorrent, we'd be able to ignore it or at least let the obvious aspects go uncommented upon.

    The Mets deserve credit for making a whole bunch of people who were unaware the Arizona Fall League existed suddenly interested in not only their entry, but also in their prospects in general. FWIW, I'm sure that Becerra, Lindsay, and/or Garcia will get the chance to play Winter League ball – and that no one will care when they do. And I'll further guarantee that hit, strikeout, or rainout - people will talk more about Tebow in the AFL than they would if he weren't there.

    So... better? Yeah, I think the Mets are better off with Tebow, for a bunch of reasons.
     
  21. Brand Name

    Brand Name thinks there's no 'i' in denial Staff Member Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yep, your first point was the intended one, for baseball and player development, given it's the nature and history of the AFL. I spoke clearly with intentions to the best club of the health of prospect growth and club future, which I think we mutually agree Tebow does not help. My apologies for not making my central focus clearer.

    The marketing aspect is fair to bring up, as I hadn't considered it in the totality of my post, which was trying to focus, albeit rather inadequately, on how Tebow to the AFL impacts the fellow players around him, and ultimately organizational development. As you note, this is an awful clickbait bullshit gimmick, but there's no action without reaction, or perhaps more accurately, a ripple effect. While Becerra/Lindsay/Garcia might get that shot, this is the type of action that keeps me cynically interested about how potentially down a slippery slope the Mets will go for Tebow. In other words, this boils down to club performance against marketing.

    Is Tebow better for marketing? You bet those virgin Tebow asses in those seats he is; no question. In those respects, Tebow is the better choice, certainly; would never argue to the contrary. To use a financial comparison, a firm's top priority should be shareholder wealth above all else; for minor league clubs and the AFL, that's attendance numbers and interest in the overall product. Tebow certainly brings a name to the AFL, and certainly fulfills the interest aspect of the parallel. But, unlike a corporation, there's an opportunity cost by doing so here that I think involves some degree of materiality and/or risk vs. reward tradeoff in terms of pure baseball that we should certainly question as smart, discerning fans.
     
  22. Fred not Lynn

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    The thing is that Tebow won't bring extra revenue to the Mets by playing in the AFL...at least as far as I know. Maybe he's actually better at baseball that we're giving him credit for.
     
  23. santadevil

    santadevil Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Holy shit, Michael Jordan played with Bryce Harper and Mike Trout!
     
  24. Fred not Lynn

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    Will Middlebrooks was on the Harper/Trout team, managed by Arnie Beyeler. They came in last...
     
  25. axx

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    Is ESPN going to cover every game Tebow plays in? It's a little much.
     
  26. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    Wut?!?!?!

    “@KariVanHorn: Tebow signing autographs. Fan has what looks like seizure. Not moving. Tebow puts hand on him and says a prayer. Man breathes. WOW.”


    “@KariVanHorn: Heading back to the station but I have video of it all. I just witnessed a MIRACLE. #Tebow”
     
  27. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    http://www.abc15.com/news/region-we...t-video?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    paging @Smiling Joe Hesketh

    @Smiling Joe Hesketh pick up the white courtesy phone
     
    #177 soxhop411, Oct 11, 2016
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  28. Blundatola

    Blundatola Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    That was the most boring miracle of all time. Perfectly befitting Tebow.
     
  29. Doug Beerabelli

    Doug Beerabelli Killer Threads Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    How much did that raise his VORP?
     
  30. grimshaw

    grimshaw the new rudy SoSH Member

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    It was god's hand, not Tebow's. Nothing to see here.
     
  31. Smiling Joe Hesketh

    Smiling Joe Hesketh All Hail King Boron Dope

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    Yeah Imma go ahead and say it was a coincidence, thanks. Tim Tebow might be a fine upstanding young man. He's not laying hands upon anyone to cure them.

    A few years ago my mother starting choking in a restaurant when we were at dinner. A man immediately came over and performed the Heimlich on her and saved her life. We were immensely grateful, of course, but that wasn't a miracle either.
     
  32. EvilEmpire

    EvilEmpire Dope Staff Member Dope

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    Not much, but replacement level prophets still have value and a place in the game.
     
  33. shaggydog2000

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    I'm sure the EMTs agree with ESPN that Tim Tebow is 100% responsible for this persons recovery.
     
  34. maufman

    maufman Anderson Cooper x Mr. Rogers Staff Member Dope Gold Supporter

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    Kevin Towers invited Garth Brooks to Padres' spring training a couple of times. Brooks was always one of the first guys to arrive and last guys to leave. Towers thought having a guy in the clubhouse with more money than God and no chance to make the team who worked that hard was a positive influence on the team's young players. I'm guessing the Mets are hoping Tebow will have a similar effect on one of their minor-league teams next year. Of course, the Padres probably just had an extra guy in ST instead of giving someone else's invite to Brooks, so your point about burning an AFL roster spot is very valid.
     
  35. shaggydog2000

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    It sounds like Garth Brooks also had friends in high places.
     
  36. Smiling Joe Hesketh

    Smiling Joe Hesketh All Hail King Boron Dope

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    .182 OPS so far for Tebow. Maybe he should perform another miracle and hit a little bit.
     
  37. Ed Hillel

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    He needs to touch himself.
     
  38. MakeMineMoxie

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    Tebow Prom night?
     
  39. Ale Xander

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  40. axx

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    He got a hit!!!
     
  41. Smiling Joe Hesketh

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    IT'S THE THIRD MIRACLE
     
  42. adam42381

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    For a guy who was known for his running, he sure does have an awkward running posture. Via Twitter:

     
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  43. SoxFanInCali

    SoxFanInCali has the rich, deep voice of a god and the penis of Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    He runs like ARod trying to explain the slap play.
     
  44. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    This isn't sexist, but he runs like a woman. Arms down and going side to side instead of pumping up and down from pocket to ear at 90 degrees.
     
  45. Hagios

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    Interesting. It can't be a lack of coordination or training. The fact that he was an excellent collegiate athlete and washout level pro athlete puts in the top 99.999%. I wonder if it's simply a training issue - transitioning from finishing his swing and releasing the bat to a sprinting position.
     
  46. The Allented Mr Ripley

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    MDL could give him a few running tips. He had great form.
     
  47. simplicio

    simplicio Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Doesn't know what to do with his arms when he's not holding a football and stiff arming dudes?
     
  48. axx

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    Tebow apparently injured his right leg trying to steal second in a game.

    That is your daily Tebow news.
     
  49. HriniakPosterChild

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    The Eighth Commandment will not be mocked.
     
  50. Fred not Lynn

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    Translated; "Wow, Tim Tebow got on base! Probably HBP"

    Actually his average is .147

    He's got more AFL hits than Kyle Schwarber...
     

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