PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – During an at-bat for the St. Lucie Mets minor league baseball team Thursday, outfielder and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow was awarded first base by the umpire after a pitch appeared to strike the glowing halo hovering just above his batting helmet.
According to sources, Tebow dug in to the batter’s box as the pitcher delivered a 1–2 fastball. The ball sailed above Tebow’s head and then glanced toward the first base dugout, as a shower of sparks rained down over home plate. The umpire initially ruled a foul ball, assuming the ball deflected off the designated hitter’s bat, but he reversed his ruling and awarded Tebow first base after inspecting the ball, which witnesses confirm was glowing with a golden radiance from the halo’s aura.
Tebow then adjusted his halo and trotted to first base as he pointed to the sky.