Not even the left-stream media can keep a good man down. Viciously attacked by liberal sports media in the spring for receiving a minor league baseball contract from the New York Mets, Tim Tebow is now winning them over by proving he is a legitimate professional baseball player. He's also gaining applause for hitting a homer for an ailing boy in Babe Ruthian style.
A few games ago, Tebow was waiting for his turn at bat when Seth Bosch, a 10-year-old boy with a tumor behind his right eye, walked down to the edge of the stands to see his hero close up. Tebow came over to shake hands, the youngster was overcome with emotion and went crying back to his family.
Like Babe Ruth, who was known for visiting for sick children in the hospital and then swatting home runs for them, Tebow soon blasted a pitch out of the ball park. The blast electrified the stadium in St. Lucie, Fla.
A writer at the left-leaning newspaper, The New York Daily News, Nicholas Parco, reacted: "Reach out and touch faith."
It wasn't that long ago when media members were savaging Tebow. Shannon Sharpe of Fox Sports 1, complained that Tebow doesn't do anything well and should be stopped from playing pro baseball. ESPN's David Fleming called Tebow a "grifter" capitalizing on failure. Colin Cowherd wanted Tebow to fail and said he had no time for "dreamers."
Media are now heaping kudos on Tebow.
A CBS affiliate wrote:
It’s official: Tebowmania is a hit for the St. Lucie Mets, and for the Florida State League.
Bolstered significantly by Tim Tebow‘s presence on the roster, the Class A Mets affiliate in the FSL has already set a single-season home attendance record with about a month left to play.
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Thanks to Tebow's immense popularity in Florida, the state where he led the Gators to two national championships in football and won two Heisman Trophies, St. Lucie is enjoying a 50-percent increase in attendance compared to last season. That's with a team that is not contending in its division.
Attendance in the Florida State League will increase for the first time in four years -- courtesy of Tebow, the bundle maker.
The New York Post’s Mike Vaccaro says Tebow is a legitimate minor league prospect and should be treated as such."
Even The View is giving Tebow his due! Kyle Becker reported that Tebow visited the show and he "continues to win over more than sports fans with his core values and faith."
The View co-host Sunny Hostin asked Tebow about an incident that happened last fall when Tebow was playing in an Arizona Fall League game and a fan had a seizure. “You stopped to comfort and pray over a fan who had a seizure. Some witnesses called your prayer a 'miracle.' Can you take us back through that moment and what happened?”
Tebow put his hand on the man's leg and prayed, as everyone waited for paramedics to arrive. Once motionless, the man began to stir. Hostin said, “Some people are saying that your laying of your hands on him, that was a miracle, the miracle of prayer.”
“I don't think it had anything to do with me,” Tebow replied. “God has a bigger plan for everybody, and God's in control. I'm not in control of anything.”
Becker wrote: “The View audience's positive reaction to the sports star's refreshing humility speaks for itself."
Amen. The legend of this godly man grows.