Blocking out the noise, Tebow’s focus is improving

Posted: 28/02/2017 in MLB, Sports
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Despite having never swung a bat in a big-league baseball game, Tim Tebow still manages to draw a crowd whenever he shows up at the ballpark. Before a room full of reporters Monday morning, Tebow took questions about his intentions and the difficulties he’s faced attempting to rise up through the New York Mets‘ minor-league system.

Tebow, however, denies the notion that he may have gotten in over his head.

“I don’t think it’s a bigger challenge than I thought,” Tebow said, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. “Obviously I knew that it was a big challenge – imagine picking up the sport after 12 years of not playing. So I understood it. And I think part of the challenge in it being so hard is part of why it’s so fun, and why it’s something I’m enjoying and loving, because it’s a hard game. It’s not an easy thing to do. Hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things in sports, but I enjoy the process very much.”

Tebow told the press gallery that he tries to avoid paying too much attention to the criticism surrounding his presence, and that he’s focused solely on the things he can control.

“I just want to be able to continue the process, enjoy the process, enjoy every day, get to know my teammates, and have fun out there,” he said.

In 19 minor-league games, Tebow hit .194/.296/.242 with no home runs and two RBIs while striking out 20 times in 2016.

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