Former high school football star Joc Pederson asked the Rams for a Tim Tebow-like tryout
The baseball offseason can be a cold, arduous time. We're barely a day into the winter, after the Cubs ended their 108-year World Series drought, and most of us are already counting down until the day pitchers and catchers report.
Dodgers center fielder
On Thursday, Pederson sent out a tweet asking the Los Angeles Rams to give him a football tryout, basically the reverse of Tim Tebow's recent proceedings:
Jordy Nelson, eh? The Packers' wide receiver is a standout performer, definitely, but so was Pederson ... as pointed out by his alma mater, Palo Alto High School, in reply:
The Rams fired back an appropriate reply of their own:
In 2010, Pederson was named the Vikings' High School Male Athlete of the Year after being a star on the diamond (leading the team in runs, homers, steals, slugging percentage and OBP at the time of the award) and the football field. As a senior, he led the team in receptions (30), touchdowns (nine) and yards (650), as he was a dual-sport threat in every essence of the phrase.
Suddenly, the dazzling routes he takes on fly balls for the Dodgers make all the more sense ...