Tim Tebow was back on the field in the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday, but most of the attention was on what happened after Tuesday’s game. That’s when Tebow comforted a fan who suffered a seizure in the stands.
Tebow spoke about his decision to walk over and pray for the man, who was hospitalized and released later Tuesday. From MLB.com:
“I just wanted to be there and pray for him. I didn't know exactly what was going on, but I just wanted to be there to pray for him and lift him up and be there for him — whatever I could possibly do.
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“It's an unfortunate situation and a tragedy, but I think so many of those times can be learning opportunities for the people who get to see it. You also get to understand how to put it back into perspective — that this is a game and it's fun, but it's still just a game. You remember what's important, people are what's important, and an opportunity to help someone is more important than anything I could have done on the baseball field yesterday. It's a reminder of why you do anything. …
“When a moment like that comes you have to be ready to help people and care about people.”
On the field Wednesday, Tebow went 0-for-3 with a walk and his first RBI. The 29-year-old is trying to make the transition from Heisman-winning QB to professional baseball player in the Mets’ organization.