Tim Tebow will get time off from instructional league play for his ESPN gig

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A lot of baseball players catch flak from fans and, occasionally, from their own organization for missing time for non-baseball matters. Even when it’s stuff like, say, witnessing the birth of their children. Likewise, off-the-field distractions are often cited as an impediment to a player giving his best effort and properly focusing his mind on baseball.

In other news, a guy who has not played baseball since Bush’s first term and who faces very long odds to make it in even the instructional league, is getting weekends off to attend to his day job:

Alderson likewise noted that Tebow’s clubhouse presence is a big part of the signing:

And I agree that it’ll be great. When he’s in the clubhouse, anyway.