Baseball is back! Well, sort of. Spring training is here, after all. That means baseball games are currently going on! But it also means that weird injuries are back. Now, the Mets are typically known as a walking infirmary. But not even they should take heat for this one. Instead, it all falls on Tim Tebow. And a sprinkler head, apparently.
“Mets say Tim Tebow sprained his ankle tripping on a sprinkler head in the outfield the other day. Hea��s been taking batting practice since though.”
So that’s that. Obviously it’s just a minor injury and Tebow isn’t going to be in the majors on Opening Day. But come on. Tripping on a sprinkler head? That’s stuff I do. That’s not stuff an athlete does. Unless they’re a baseball player and it’s spring training, apparently.
Tebow turns 31 years old in August. And in 145 games between the Arizona Fall League and A-ball, he’s slashing .222/.308/.333 with eight home runs. For someone who doesn’t play baseball regularly? That’s fine. But for someone who ideally wants to reach the majors? That’s barely competent. And that’s probably being kind.
In the meantime, do the Mets stay healthy enough to reach the postseason this year? Let’s find out together! But, watch out for those sprinkler heads.