New York Mets: Tim Tebow a “carnival act” says Mad Dog Russo

PEORIA, AZ - OCTOBER 13: Tim Tebow (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PEORIA, AZ - OCTOBER 13: Tim Tebow (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

One satellite radio host believes that the New York Mets and Tim Tebow is nothing more than a joke.

Tim Tebow still is a member of the New York Mets. A 30-year-old former quarterback who had been out of baseball for ten years is in the training camp of a professional baseball team. He has only spent time at the single A level with a collective batting average of .226. Yet his general manager believes that Tebow will see time in the majors. Whether or not this happens remains to be seen.

To be fair there are throngs of people out there that believe in Tebow and wish that he does make the team. Others of us want it to end quickly. After all, he already is 30 years old and many would argue past his prime. The likelihood is that he would begin the season at AA and see what transpires from there.

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One member of the media is not the least bit mixed in his opinion. You have heard my opinion on this situation and then some. But now we take a listen to a well-known once local media member, now national via satellite radio.

Everyone reading this knows Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo. He was the co-host of Mike and the Mad Dog with Mike Francesa on WFAN in New York. Now he is on his own on SiriusXM radio with his Mad Dog Unleashed program.

Russo made an appearance on the Rich Eisen Show and had some choice words about the Mets and their outfielder:

Now I know his fans are going to be upset here. Many of you may not be fans of Russo as well. But some if we think it through his points do have validity.

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Tebow is older than most athletes that come up through the minor leagues. If anyone else hit .226 in their rookie year, would they be considered for promotion? Not likely. Keep in mind he does work at ESPN working in the college football department as a broadcaster and the Mets allow it. A serious baseball player has to be with the team all the time, they can’t have a second job during the season.

That is why this really is nothing more than a bad idea. Chris Russo is harsh but he is also correct.