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Tim Tebow makes splash in Florida debut, but it will get much tougher

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Tim Tebow made quite a splash during his first night in Florida as a professional baseball player. Following his promotion from the Columbia Fireflies to the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback went 3-for-5 in a double header Wednesday night against the Palm Beach Cardinals. One of those hits was a home run off Junior Fernandez, whose fastball was in the mid-90’s range. The 2,315 who attended got what they could only hope…

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Florida players could have impact on CWS final

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The enormous disappointment of the Florida Gators’ early exit from the College World Series is unmistakably still there. That goes with the territory of being the favorite to win it all for the first time. The plan was to get by the relatively unheralded Cinderella known as Coastal Carolina in the first game. From there, Florida could use their pitching depth to get to the championship round. With days off in between, the major league-caliber arms of Logan Shore, A.J.…

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