Like McGregor, Tim Tebow has no real chance. Not after hitting .220 in low-A ball, and not in a sport new to him at the relatively advanced age of 29.

Tebow is not going to be a major leaguer, no matter what those flocking to the minor league ballpark believe. He may not even believe it himself after hitting three home runs while striking out 69 times with the Columbia Fireflies.

That got Tebow a promotion in the Mets organization that even team officials found difficult to explain. That it’s in a state where he won the Heisman Trophy as the quarterback for the University of Florida not so many years ago seems to be a little more than a coincidence.