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Merandy Gonzalez of the Columbia Fireflies

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Pitcher Merandy Gonzalez (38) of the Columbia Fireflies delivers a pitch in a game against the Lexington Legends on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia won, 5-0 and Gonzalez (3-0) got the win.(Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies laughs with manager Jose Leger between innings of a game against the Lexington Legends on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. Lexington won, 4-2. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Merandy Gonzalez of the Columbia Fireflies

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Pitcher Merandy Gonzalez (38) of the Columbia Fireflies delivers a pitch in a game against the Lexington Legends on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia won, 5-0 and Gonzalez (3-0) got the win. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

One Of The Guys

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies may be a big star on the national scene, but in the dugout he’s just one of the guys before a game against the Lexington Legends on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. From left are Harol Gonzalez, Tebow, Gene Cone and Desmond Lindsay. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Tim Tebow, Columbia Fireflies

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Tim Tebow’s Columbia Fireflies teammates are reflected in his sunglasses as he warms up in the outfield before a game against the Lexington Legends on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. Lexington won, 4-2. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Fun and games between innings

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The goal of one of the between-innings games at the @ColaFireflies is hitting water balloons with a bat on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Phillip Wellman earns 1,000th win

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Manager Phillip Wellman of the Mississippi Braves watches batting practice on April 12, 2008, at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Former Braves farm system manager Phillip Wellman earned his 1,000th win this week. Details from MiLB.com.

A bit of trivia: As a Minor Leaguer, Wellman played for the Anderson (S.C.) Braves in 1984.

We Meet Again – Paez and Marks

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Shortstop Michael Paez (3) of the Columbia Fireflies, left, laughs with former Coastal Carolina teammate Anthony Marks (29) of the Augusta GreenJackets, after Marks landed on second base in a game on Opening Day, Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. It was the first time the two met on the field since Coastal won the NCAA National Championship in 2016.

OF Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies takes a practice swing during the team’s first batting practice of the season on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

OF Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies works a fielding drill during the team’s first batting practice of the season on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)