At this point, we've all heard about Tim Tebow's first professional experience in the Mets' instructional leagues ("instructs"). Apparently, the Mets instructs were facing the St. Louis Cardinals team when Tebow hit a bomb off the first professional pitch he saw.
In case you somehow live under a rock and missed Tebow's professional debut, you can get a brief recap on Twitter:
Tim Tebow hits a dinger on his first pitch seen in professional ball pic.twitter.com/GsxIwRUvL8— Kent Murphy (@KentMurphy) September 28, 2016
I'm not sure about anyone else, but if you ask me, this looks like the perfect opportunity to take a page out of Big Papi's book and go out on top. Hardly doubt that's going to happen, though.
This home run is being covered across the nation, but what's not being talked about is who it was standing 60 feet 6 inches away. It was none other than former beloved Vanderbilt Commodore, John Kilichowski.
I say "former beloved" because I'm not quite sure how long it will take for us to forgive him for this.
However, our boy K-chow has taken to Twitter to resolve any misunderstandings and attempt to regain favor in the hearts of us baseball-lovers.
I thought we agreed you were taking first pitch @TimTebow— John Kilichowski (@JJkilich) September 28, 2016
Oh, he takes it a step forward. I think I may actually like him again for this next one.
Tough day for that kid! Probably should spend the rest of his instructs focused on locating his fastball down! https://t.co/gVvss6ryFh— John Kilichowski (@JJkilich) September 28, 2016
Okay, okay, fine. I like you again, K-chow. Thanks for making fun of yourself. Thanks for giving us all a laugh in the process. But when it comes to giving Tebow an actual career to go on, can you not?