BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Broome County Executive Jason Garnar is the latest public official to catch Tebow Fever.
The Democrat says he'd love to have Mets outfielder Tim Tebow play his 2nd professional baseball season here in Binghamton.
According to the New York Post, baseball sources have indicated that the Mets Front Office wants Tebow to play at the Double-A level with the Rumble Ponies.
Garnar says Tebow would generate a spike in attendance as well as put a spotlight on our area, similar to April the Giraffe.
Garnar says his faith and commitment to doing good is also what makes him a popular athlete.
"A lot of people follow him for his faith. He just brings a huge amount of excitement wherever he goes. I'm a Mets fan and I followed him when he was playing ball in Single-A and the attendance skyrocketed while he was there. I think he'd be great for the Rumble Ponies and Double-A Binghamton," said Garnar.
So far this Spring, Tebow has had one hit in over 15 at-bats.
Garnar also issued a challenge for Tebow if he does play for the Ponies.
Garnar, a former SUNY Broome pitcher, says he'd like to pitch batting practice to Tebow with permission from Rumble Ponies owner John Hughes.
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