Haters Slam Tim Tebow for Trying a Sport He Will Probably Failbut His Response Is Perfect

Critics call Tebow an “impostor” with “absolutely no baseball justification” to play in the MLBbut that’s not enough to tear him down…


From his performance inprofessional sports to his faith life,the criticism spewed at Tim Tebow has certainly run the gamut. Under particular scrutiny recently is his pursuit of a career in Major League Baseball.

For a sport he hasn’t played in over 10years, the general public and sports commentators alike have frowned upon Tebow’s attempt to play in the MLB when he would have a much better shot at succeeding in the NFL.

Here’s just one comment from ESPN Insider’s Keith Law that sums up this harsh perspective:

Tim Tebow is in the Arizona Fall League. He might be better suited to playing in an Arizona high school league. His presence here is a farce, and he looks like an impostor pretending to have talent he does not possess.Tebow the baseball player is not a baseball player; hes a washed-up quarterback who has size and nothing else.His swing is long, and he wields the bat like someone who hasnt played the sport in more than a decade, which he hasnt…In short, theres absolutely no baseball justification for Tebow to be here.

Per this widely held opinion, ESPN’s Stephen A. decided to pose the question to Tim Tebow that so many have been wanting to ask himthemselves:

You haven’t played that sport in over a decade. Your chances of success at that particular sport are limited; where as with football because you clearly have that ‘it factor’ and there are other things you can do on a football field other than play quarterback, your chances of success seems to be greater in the sport of football than baseballso what’s wrong with somebody looking at you and saying that’s what you should be doing?

Undaunted by the public slams he’s received since his less than stellar debut on the baseball field, Tebow’s wise response reiterates the theme of his new book Shakenthat was just released yesterday:

Well it’s fine if they look at me and say that’s what I should be doing, but they’re not me, and when are dreams based on chances?Dreams are based on something that’s in your heart that are passions, that are something that you wanna go try, not on chances. I mean, I’m so grateful that I get to go pursue something even if it’s a long shot versus something that yeah I might be able to go do and go do pretty well, but if it’s not in my heart, why am I gonna do that?

You know I think that’s something that’s unfortunate in society is a lot of people just go and do what they feel like they should do and live with the status quo and go live by all these rules and ‘hey this is gonna be okay.’ You know just go accept your average 9 to 5 rather than striving for something, because the ultimate goal isn’t to succeed or fail. The ultimate goal is to give it everything you have for something that’s on your heart and a dream and pursuing thatand if you get to live out your dream every single day, then the result doesn’t matter. I can look back twenty, thirty years from now and be able to look at this time and say you know what, I gave everything I had to football, I gave everything I had to baseball, and I was able to live out some dreams, and in my opinion, that’s pretty awesome.

 

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