Jul 24, 2017

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow, number 15.  Since he was promoted to the Advanced Class A team, attendance has boomed at First Data Field. The crowd of 7,000 on the Fourth of July was one of the largest in the team’s history.  Why this Tebow-mania?  First, Tebow is playing well, knocking homers out of the park.  Second, he already was a sports celebrity before switching to baseball from football.  As a University of Florida quarterback, he won the Heisman Trophy.  He went on to play in the NFL.  Third, many fans like him as a devout Evangelical Christian and generous philanthropist.  Better catch him with the St. Lucie Mets this summer.  It’s likely he will be playing on a major-league team in 2018.  Presumably the New York Mets.  I’m Paul Janensch.