It's not easy to make it to the NFL or navigating baseball's minor leagues, but Tim Tebow has done both better than most would.
On an upcoming episode of MLB Network's kid-focused "Play Ball" show, Tebow discusses the adjustments between the different sports and leagues in which he's played. In the segment, filmed before the Eastern League All-Star Game this past July, Tebow reveals to host Carlos Peña what his biggest challenge is at the plate.
"Probably [hitting] the changeup to be honest with you," he says. "I think that's the biggest thing is you can feel like you have a decent swing going into a game and all of a sudden he pitches you inside fastballs and down-and-away, off-speed. You feel like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m not even close.’ But it’s never as good as it seems, it’s never as bad as it seems. So you make those adjustments and you can get that pitcher the next time.”
Tebow says going from charter flights in the NFL to Greyhound buses in A and AA baseball has been another tough transition, but he's staying positive like he's always done.
"...It’s all about focusing on the process and working on the skillset and the fundamentals every day and not getting caught up in the hype or the highs or the lows," he says. "Also being able to mentally handle it too, because this is a game of failure. Being able to just every day, show up, go to work and focus on improvements not the results.”
Check out a clip above!