​The appearances with the big league club were fun while they lasted, weren't they?

Tim Tebow is ticketed for his next assignment in professional baseball and he might be disappointed about where he's headed.

If there is a winner in Tebow's assignment with the New York Mets' low Class-A affiliate, it's the Columbia Fireflies, who are ready to generate some ticket sales of their own.

Tebow has struggled during the spring, hitting .235 over the course of eight games. His Low-A assignment will actually be the most prominent regular season baseball job in his brief career.

General manager Sandy Alderson has continuously declined that Tebow's presence in the organization is simply a publicity stunt - giving him a full-time job in the lower rungs of the organization may validate that.

Or it will just generate more press for a minor league club nobody outside of Columbia had heard of until the Tebow assignment.

Those questions will be answered when he makes his club debut on April 6.