Things move swiftly in this digital age. A former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and NFL starter can decide he wants to play professional baseball one morning, and then snag a contract offer by the early afternoon.
Yes, it’s happening: Tim Tebow might actually play some baseball.
The Schaumburg Boomers, an Independent League club, announced they have made an official bid to bring Tebow to Illinois.
“We’re looking for an athletic outfielder who can bring some leadership and competitiveness into the clubhouse,” Boomers Manager Jamie Bennett said in a press release. “Tebow brings all of those characteristics and then some. I think he’d be a great fit here in Schaumburg.”
— Schaumburg Boomers (@boomersbaseball) August 9, 2016
The ex-Florida superstar announced his hardball intentions via his agents on Monday, sending shockwaves through the sports republic.
His decision made for plenty of laughs, but had a smidgen of substance: He hit .464 as a high-school star in the Jacksonville area, and he’s apparently been training all summer in a bit to get any sort of attention from Major League clubs.
Could Schaumburg be his first stop?
“I understand that Tim’s ultimate goal is to make it to the major leagues, just like every other guy on our team,” Boomers General Manager Pete Laven said. “With our proximity to Chicago and the fact that major league scouts come through our park on a regular basis, I think this is the perfect situation for Tim to showcase his skills in a game situation.”