It was a moment straight out of "The Natural," but only if you squinted and didn't look real hard.
Roy Hobbs, bleeding internally, blasting a home run that exploded in the lights and showered the field with tiny magical sparks!
Tim Tebow, his baseball dream bleeding internally, blasting a home run in his first at-bat for the Class A Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies, prompting roars of TE-BOW!, TE-BOW! from the thrilled assemblage!
Two, two, two mints in one!
Or, you know, not.
Couple of things to keep in mind about Tebow's shot, which was wondrous but not, it turns out, Roy Hobbs wondrous:
1. It was "A" ball.
2. Tebow had a 25-mph wind at his back.
3. It was "A" ball.
And so don't expect to see the guy up in New York with the big club anytime soon. After all, fairy tales are fairy tales precisely because they don't happen very often,
Not to bum everyone out or anything.