LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Former Florida and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is back in Lexington playing baseball. Tebow is in left field for the Columbia Fireflies as they opened a four game series Thursday against the Lexington Legends.
"It's been really fun," said Tebow. "I've been getting more adjusted every day, getting used to playing every single day, I think it's fun having games every single day until they get rained out. I've just really been enjoying it."
Tebow arrives with a .236 batting average, three home runs and 14 RBI in 35 games, but he's learning and hopeful of making it to the major leagues. He hasn't played any baseball in 12 years.
"You know it's different every series depending on the philosophy of that team, also who's pitching, lefty-righty, is he someone that thinks they can run it by you, is it going to be more changeup or off-speed stuff. I think it has changed every series which I've also liked because I get the chance to see more. And for me it's about getting that experience, and that timing, and that rhythm with everything."
Tebow and the Fireflies are in Lexington to play the Legends for a four game series that continues Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.