This Tebow baseball update is for all the sports “experts” and critics who said he had no business playing minor league baseball….

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow joins minor league baseball team, the Columbia Fireflies, this week making his debut in pro baseball as the team’s left fielder.

Tebow signed a minor league contract with the Fireflies after announcing last year that he intended to pursue his college sport of baseball. Tebow earned the contact after a tryout for the New York Mets at this year’s spring training.

Tebow himself assured the media that he isn’t dismissing his minor league contract and is treating it like a real job, the Associated Press reported.

“For me, this is not like a vacation. This is not something I want to do for publicity,” Tebow insisted “This is a business trip. This is work.”

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Fireflies manager Jose Leger also added that Tebow will play serious ball and will not be treated as a sideshow act.

“I think he’s going to serve more of an asset to the players,” Leger added. “He brings a lot of experience to the table. I think more than anything, he’ll bring motivation and a spark on the team.”

In October, during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Tebow admitted that he always had more passion for baseball than football.

“It’s amazing when you do something for the love of it,” the Heisman Trophy winner said of his switch from pro football to baseball. “I’m so passionate about the game and pursuing it and playing every day is just so much fun.” – Breitbart News

Tim Tebow’s minor league baseball career couldn’t have started in more magical fashion.

In his first at-bat for the Class A Columbia Fireflies, the former Heisman Trophy winner drove a 2-1 pitch from Augusta GreenJackets lefty Domenic Mazza off and over the fence in left field for a two-run home run, sending a capacity crowd at Spirit Communications Park into a disbelieving frenzy. –USA TODAY

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