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 teams.
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 team.
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.
Photo by Keith Allison (originally posted to Flickr as 258) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Aspiring sports journalist, it began with my studies in Broadcast Journalism at CSUN. LA Native, now 26 years old. I'm absolutely crazy about sports, and would say it is definitely my passion. I played soccer all my life, and football at Hart High. I hope one day to continue my football dreams as a professional kicker, either CFL, Arena Football, and maybe one day the NFL.
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