BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - Tim Tebow is ten games into his baseball season with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. He's hitting .222 with an on-base percentage below .250. His five-game hitting streak ended Thursday night in New Hampshire.
Fellow Florida football legend Steve Spurrier told the Orlando Sentinel's Open Mike Radio Show Tebow has an open invitation to play football for him in the Alliance of America Football League.
On playing football for Steve Spurrier:
"I've got a great relationship with Coach Spurrier," said Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow. "I have had it for a long time since I was a boy. He's one of the best coaches to ever do it, but I'm focused on baseball. This is my goal and my pursuit and I'm going to be focused on that."
On what adjusting to Double-A pitching:
"Some days, you'll hit it, you'll feel you did really well and it won't drop," said Tebow. "Some days you won't hit as good, you know, a learner's mindset as well."
On what the Ponies need to do to break out of their slump:
"Just doing what we're doing," said Tebow. "Maybe putting together a few more timely hits. Pitching has been really good. When we have a man on base, we have to knock 'em in. But we've been competing well. Just gotta put it all together."
On his brief time in the Southern Tier so far:
"Everybody's been great," said Tebow. "Had a lot of people welcome me to the area, which is nice. Pretty much everywhere I go, they say 'welcome' so I appreciate that and they have all been really nice and supportive and that's been pretty cool."