Port St. Lucie presents: “The Odd Couple,” starring Tim Tebow and David Wright.
In one of the oddest turn of events to an already peculiar situation, Mets minor league legend Tim Tebow stopped an interview with ESPN reporter Marty Smith so he could borrow a gril from his next door neighbor…who turns out to be none other than injured Mets third baseman David Wright.
While it’s unclear if Wright was invited to stay for the cookout, he did appear to be in good spirits in a video message posted to Smith’s Twitter account.
Both Tebow and Wright are currently in Port St. Lucie, Florida in their respective attempts to work their way up to the majors. Tebow is hoping his improved play (and obvious marketing appeal) eventually warrants a call-up to the big leagues, while Wright has been rehabbing a number of injuries after last playing in an MLB game on May 27, 2016.
Tim Tebow and David Wright are neighbors and sharing grills
As a result, the two have apparently ended up as neighbors.
Wright has recently begun “low level baseball activities,” Mets assistant GM John Ricco announced Wednesday. He has started to field ground balls and hit off a tee.
Smith’s interview with Tebow was a part of his upcoming monthly show “SportsCenter Presents: Marty Smith’s America,” a one-hour program where Smith will travel across the country interviewing some of the most prominent athletes. Tebow will be interviewed and detail his minor league journey while commenting on other features.
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