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Tim Tebow hits a homer in his first minor league at bat

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Pete Rose. Derek Jeter. Yasiel Puig. Curt Schilling. Tim Tebow.

Three of them are great baseball players, one of them is a good baseball player who may, one day, be great and the fifth is, I’m quite sure, a nice fellow. But they do have one thing in common: if we write a post about them here, all y’all will click on it like crazy, even if you complain about it.

It’s sort of like that old Yogi Berra line about the restaurant: Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.

So, yes, I’ve laid all my cards on the table with respect to Tim Tebow content. I post it because people look at it. And you have laid yours on the table as well. You look at it, even if you say you hate it. Doesn’t it feel good to be honest about such things? Now, sit back and watch some minor league dingers:

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.