Tim Tebow hit a three-run home run on the first pitch he saw at Double-A

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The Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Mets’ Double-A affiliate, kicked off the season on Thursday evening against the Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox). Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow got the start in left field, batting seventh for the Rumble Ponies.

As fate would have it, Tebow swung at the first pitch he saw in an official Double-A game and hit a three-run home run, giving the Rumble Ponies a 5-0 lead in the second inning.

Tebow, you may recall, also homered in his first at-bat in his minor league debut last year with the Single-A Columbia Fireflies. His overall numbers weren’t terribly impressive, as he hit .220/.311/.336 with Columbia in 244 plate appearances, and .231/.307/.356 in 242 PA with High-A St. Lucie.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.