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New York Mets sign Tebow to a whole new ballgame

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New York Mets sign Tebow to a whole new ballgame

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>> How's it going?>> Once a New York Jet, now a New York Met. Former pro football player, Tim Tebow, signing a Minor League contract with the defending National League champs, the team announced Thursday, saying he will participate in the Mets' Instructional League. So, suddenly, Tebow knows baseball, having not played since his junior year in high school in 2004.
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At 6'3", 260 pounds, he originally pursued the gridiron instead, winning two national titles and the Heisman Trophy at the University of Florida before embarking on a spotty three year career in the NFL as quarterback for the Denver Broncos and then the Jets. The devout Christian often making headlines more for his on field prayer position after a touchdown dubbed Tebowing in the cultural lexicon, a word he later reportedly trademarked.
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And while the Mets, in hot pursuit of a post season birth, have called up several minor league players this season due to injuries plaguing their stars, don't expect to see Tebow at CitiFIeld any time soon. He's still a good five to seven years older than most other big league hopefuls.
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>> I think we did some things well, and I think there's some