Alex Rodriguez vs. Tim Tebow: Who will be a bigger headline
in the MLB of summer 2016?
The MLB summer 2016 headline will tell the tale of two
different paths in the league: A-Rod is embarrassed in his final week with the
Yankees, while Tebow is enlightened for his private workouts with Major League
With the Yankees hanging Alex Rodriguez out to dry in his
final week with the team, the franchise looks petty, and perhaps worse in embarrassing
the soon-to-be retired New York All-Star. With a dark cloud being casted over
the Yankees, Tim Tebow hopes to enter the league in a polar opposite fashion.
Tebow Mania is moving to the sport of baseball, and the
frenzy has already begun with recent comments that he will make a Major League
Tebow’s former New York Jets teammate, Eric Decker told ESPN’s
Rich Cimini Tuesday: Someone is going to give him a contract – if not just for
the ticket sales and publicity.
While there is criticism for Tebow’s attempt to enter the
MLB, there is an overwhelming support for him in his preparation and passion to
pursue a new career. With Rodriguez’s career, there is not enough support to balance
his overwhelming criticism like Tebow.
At least in Tebow’s perspective, there is a light at the end
of the tunnel; for A-Rod, there is nothing really to look forward to in his
retirement with the Yankees. A majority have the consensus that the Yankees
will not retire his jersey, especially after failing to hold truth to playing all
of his final games as a Yankee.
Rodriguez’s awkward ending with the Yankees was projected,
but not in the way how the franchise handled it. Even his critics believe the
team mishandled the situation – for the notion was that the A-Rod situation in
New York couldn’t get any worse, but it did.
Interesting enough with all of A-Rod’s criticism, there
still will be questions if there is a slight possibility if the franchise would
retire his number and this could cause a great debate. Right now the other
debate is if Tebow will make the MLB, and if rightfully so.
Inspired by August 9th, segment of FS1’s “Speak for
Yourself”, with Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock.