The minor league adventures of Tim Tebow took yet another turn on Tuesday night. And it produced a story that Larry David would be proud of.
While playing for the Columbia Fireflies, Tebow was warming before a game against the Lakewood BlueClaws in New Jersey. And per a report from the New York Post, one of Tebow’s throws hit a spectator in the groin.
Doug Brustman took his 13-year old daughter to the game so she could watch her favorite athlete. During pregame warm-ups, Brustman wasn’t paying attention and the errant Tebow throw struck him in a painful place.
Brustman gave a perfect description of the event.
“I hear this guy behind me yell, ‘Watch out,’ ” Brustman told the Post. “And as he’s yelling, the ball comes right through the railing and hits me right in the nuts. It was a direct hit.
“It was literally like a Seinfeld episode. The guy behind me shouts, ‘It was Tebow,’ ” Brustman said. “It reminded me of his days with the Jets when he couldn’t complete a pass. This guy is so inaccurate, even with a baseball.”
To make things even more awkward, Brustman attended Tennessee and was wearing a Vols hat at the game.
But, as only he can, Tebow turned the situation into a positive. The former Florida Gators quarterback came over and checked on Brustman to make sure he was doing all right. He signed the ball as well as two books Brustman’s daughter brought to the game.
“He didn’t have to come over. How can you hate him? He’s almost too good to be true,” Brustman said.