Wednesday night, after winning 14 of their last 18 games, the New York Mets pulled into a virtual tie with the St. Louis Cardinals for the final Wild Card spot in the National League playoff picture.
Thursday morning, the Mets broke the internet by announcing the signing of former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.
New York Mets (@Mets) September 8, 2016
Yes, the dude who cant really throw a football and appears unable to really throw a baseball just got a minor league contract with one of the most publicized teams in all of professional baseball.
Im an avid Mets fan, so Ive been shaking my head for the last hour or so, but I think its time to start laughing at this ridiculousness before I start crying.
Adam Silvers (@silversurfer103) September 8, 2016
As you might imagine, Twitter is having a field day with the Tim Tebow news. Some folks, yours truly included, cant believe this actually happened.
Like, why would a team trying to claw their way into the postseason create a media circus by signing a dude who will probably never play one game in the majors?
Then, my head starts to actually get to a point where I fathom what it would be like if the Mets did put Tim Tebow in a real game.
Before I start to really lose it, check out some of the best Twitter reactions to the New York Mets signing Tim Tebow.
2015: “haha imagine if Trump actually became a candidate lol”
2016: “haha imagine if the Mets signed Tim Tebow lol”
Both are now real
Wubitace (@mottydanks) September 8, 2016
First thing I see when I land is that the Mets signed Tim Tebow. Did I fly into an alternate universe or what?
Matt Rappa (@mattrappa) September 8, 2016
SBR Sports Picks (@SBRSportsPicks) September 8, 2016
Tim Tebow officially becomes the first pro athlete to remain a virgin while playing for 2 New York sports franchises.
Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) September 8, 2016
Kev (@MrMetKevC) September 8, 2016
When you wake up to the news that your favorite team has signed Tim Tebow again. pic.twitter.com/iBkDhEvKLa
Ross Bentley (@ImRossBentley) September 8, 2016
Good to see Tim Tebow accomplish his three weeks-long dream. True perseverance #Mets
Mike Perchick (@MichaelPerchick) September 8, 2016
Tim Tebow will reconcile Bartolo Colon’s two families
evan (@evanburke73) September 8, 2016
If you’re having a bad day just remember that the NY Mets signed Tim Tebow.
Nicole Affronti (@NicoleAffronti) September 8, 2016
Every former baseball player after seeing the Tim Tebow signing. pic.twitter.com/LDI738r1vI
Julian McWilliams (@JulianMack105) September 8, 2016
Rich MacLeod (@richmacleod) September 8, 2016
I look forward to Tim Tebow’s eventual time with the Brooklyn Nets in four years.
Brian David-Marshall (@Top8Games) September 8, 2016
ShowsYOU (@ShowMemories) September 8, 2016
I KNOW THE MOTHERFUCKING METS DID NOT FUCKING SIGN TIM TEBOW pic.twitter.com/19JCfY1e0t
brianna. (@notevenloaded) September 8, 2016
JManning (@thejski) September 8, 2016
“Mets sign Tim Tebow to a minor league baseball contract” pic.twitter.com/2cbyZ1WlVm
Lucas Rosado (@LRosado6) September 8, 2016
BREAKING: In wake of the Mets signing Tim Tebow, these players are standing outside their park looking for a tryout. pic.twitter.com/dbCGyt2mbJ
Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) September 8, 2016
Meet the Mets, meet the Mets, Step right up and greet the Mets! https://t.co/xlOuTdfIuM
Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) September 8, 2016
This is now the second time one of my teams in different sports have signed Tim Tebow. #blessed
KFC (@KFCBarstool) September 8, 2016
Best Quarterbacks in New York Sports, 2016:
4. Tim Tebow
3. Ryan Fitzpatrick
2. Eli Manning
1. Derrick Rose (probably according to him)
SportsPickle (@sportspickle) September 8, 2016
So, there you have it. Tim Tebow is a New York Met. It isnt even 11 am, but Im going to go drink alcohol now. Bye.