By now most of you have heard the somewhat surprising news that the Mets have inked a 29 year old walk-on by the name of Tim Tebow. Yes, he's going to generate interest in whatever minor league camp he attends. That will boost attendance and bring some otherwise disinterested fans to the ballpark for the chance to see him smash or crash.
It's interesting to me that a club that decides 20-something Cuban, Korean or Japanese players can't possibly be worth the risk of signing due to their lack of experience against major league pitching watched Tebow flail helplessly against former major leaguers and said, "Yeah, let's sign HIM!" I realize it's mostly a publicity stunt rather than a genuine diamond-in-the-rough type of story, but the headlines made me shake my head in wonder.