The team makes some money off of increased minor league revenue, and Tebow gets to pursue his dream, everyone wins.
Tebow really made headlines Thursday night, when he hit a walk-off opposite-field home run to give his team a 5-4 win.
The blast was Tebow's third since getting called up to the advanced Single-A St. Lucie Mets at the beginning of the month. In his previous stop with the low Class-A Columbia Fireflies, he hit just.220. One can only imagine the circus that would form should he ever get promoted all the way to the major leagues, and the way he's hitting now, that scenario could unfold as soon as September. It was the first walk-off he had hit since his junior year in high school.
Tebow primarily played special teams for the Jets, throwing only eight passes for the club in 2012. All three of his home runs with the Mets have gone to the opposite field.
Later, Tebow talked about his secret for going oppo. All three of his home runs have been to left. Opposing starter Ty Boyles (2-3) took the loss in the Florida State League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and seven hits over five innings.
This is baseball, anything can happen.