Los Angeles Dodgers

Mets fans gave Tim Tebow a standing ovation before his first at-bat

As a former NFL player Tim Tebow received a standing ovation before his first Spring Training at-bat during Wednesday's Red Sox-Mets game. As we known baseball requires not only athleticism, but also skills honed over thousands of hours and millions of reps in the cage, at the plate and on the field. MLB.com's Anthony DiComo wrote in this week's mailbag that Tebow could improve and start climbing the Minor League ladder and he could burn out in a month and decide he's done with baseball. Coming to the plate with the bases loaded for his next at-bat, Tebow grounded into a double play. Still, the fans grew even louder. In his third time at the plate, Tebow would get a hit ... by pitch after Brian Johnson hit him the shoulder to load the bases. Perhaps showing how new he is to the game, however,Tebow was doubled off after L.J.Mazilli lined out to second.In Tebow’s final at-bat of the day, he would go down looking again.Although Tebow may never reach the Majors,he got a Spring Training ovation that most players don't get it.