LBS- Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed serious doubt” that Tebow can play at the major league level. One took it a step further.
“No shot,” a scout told Strang.
Another scout has already seen Tebow’s swing on video, and he was very critical of it.
“If it was any longer, it would take out the front row,” the scout said.
Expressing serious doubt is one thing. Anyone that is being honest with themselves would express serious doubt in someone that hasn't played baseball in a decade (and apparently closed his eyes on fastballs when he did) picking up a bat for the first time since college and swinging his way into a Major League locker room. No shot, however? NO SHOT?!? Jokes that he's so bad it could cause potential fan violence? How can that extremely declarative opinion even be validated if the person responsible for it wouldn't even attach their name to it? Who are you nameless, faceless scout? It's easy to say someone that has less than a 1% chance of making isn't going to make it when you don't have to answer to that claim if he does. I need to know who to shamelessly mock online if God sends down Christopher Lloyd and the rest of the 'Angels In The Outfield' to carry Tim Tebow up through the ranks, and this "expert's" failure to attach his reputation to a fairly common claim has robbed me of that most unlikely of opportunities.
Obviously anyone that truly and honestly believes in Tim Tebow's ability to succeed on the baseball diamond is delusional, but the person that thinks defiantly discrediting his ability to do so is something that needs to be said out loud is equally delusional. At the very least this anonymous asshole is pissing on our predominantly sarcastic parade, and at the most he's an unidentified coward that will get to run from his words if they happen to be proven false. Either way, I don't like him, I don't respect him, and it only makes me want to root that much harder for him to be wrong - regardless of how I feel about who he'll probably be right about.
P.S. Best almost check swing I have ever seen. He'll have that eye bettered in no time and when he's able to refrain from following through on balls that are 6 feet out of the strike zone we are all in big, BIG trouble...