Bryce Harper hit a gosh darn baseball to gosh darn Jupiter
Forget Mars, Bryce Harper is looking to colonize the rest of the Milky Way galaxy. With baseballs.
Harper, the baseball god of hair and long home runs, launched this home run to Jupiter. No, really.
Anyway, Tebow always spends time before a game signing autographs, right around 6:30 p.m., posing for pictures and even doling out hugs when he’s asked — the personal security guard the Mets assigned to shadow Tebow is always right there just to make sure nothing funny happens, but he didn’t need to do anything either game I was there.
Everybody loves Tebow.
He doesn’t sign every little thing. There isn’t time, really. He makes one smooth roll down the line, from the end of the Fireflies dugout to the start of the rolled-up tarp, near the bullpen. He signs along the way for those on the railing, then jogs on the field to stretch with his teammates.
I’m still not sure. But I know I’m interested in the baseball side of this experiment, so here I am.
It’s 3:51 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon and Travis Tritt’s song It’s a Great Day to Be Alive is playing on the sound system at Spirit Communications Park. Tebow’s near the warning track in center field, with Columbia Fireflies teammates Gene Cone and Jay Jabs. Jose Leger, the manager of the Mets’ Class A squad, is putting the three outfielders through the paces, making them track fly balls to their right, then to their left, and finally hitting line drives right at them.