Tim Tebow mentioned the start off of his spring training debut at the New York Mets training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida, “feels fantastic.”
“Honestly it is sort of a dream come accurate being out here with the Mets organization, a bunch of awesome guys, getting the possibility to play a game I appreciate,” Tebow, 29, mentioned on “Good Morning America.” “It was just so entertaining placing on a uniform yesterday, going to warmups, in the stretch line, receiving back into the routine, getting component of the team and competing -- it was a blast. I’m getting a lot of exciting.”
The former Jets quarterback swatted nine dwelling runs throughout batting practice on Monday. He mentioned playing in the Arizona Fall League “really helped” him get back into the swing of issues with baseball, a sport he hadn’t played considering the fact that high college.
“But this will be the very best for me for the reason that it’s each and every day for the subsequent couple months, becoming in a position to train, listen to fantastic coaches, function each single day and be element of the group,” Tebow mentioned of Mets spring instruction. “I know it’s going to be hard, I know it is going to be a substantial challenge, but it’s a thing that I’m definitely looking forward to.”
Some critics are nevertheless skeptical of the football-turned-baseball player, but he mentioned he’s “focusing on the love and not the doubt” that lies ahead.
“Obviously you have people today on both sides,” said Tebow. “You’ll have folks that are out here supporting that are wonderful, and then you will also have people today that want to bring you down. For me, this is a thing that I’m doing for the adore of it. The like of the game, the love of pursuing passions, the adore of being in a position to live a dream every single single day.
“For me, it’s genuinely focusing on the really like and not the doubt, not the unknown, not the fear of it, not what critics are going to say,” he added.
When asked which sport -- football or baseball-- is tougher, Tebow joked, “I do not get hit as tough in baseball as I did in football.”
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