The Columbia Fireflies went nearly 700 miles to New Jersey to play the Lakewood Blue Claws. Tim Tebow was prepared.
The Heisman winner and NFL player-turned-minor leaguer told the New York Daily News he brought along a mattress for the long trip. A player used to flights embracing the minor-league lifestyle.
“I bought a nice little mattress I could try to slide on the floor on the bus,” Tebow said. “And so that helped a little bit.”
His teammates told the paper he was more than willing to let someone else take a turn on it to get some shuteye on the 12-hour drive.
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He joked he’s been on much less comfortable road trips working on mission trips in the Philippines.