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Team offers Russell Wilson 10K for one game

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07:28 AM ET 02.03 | There's an idea out there that Russell Wilson might play a professional baseball game, and it's gaining steam. Back in December, the Texas Rangers officially drafted the Seattle quarterback from Colorado in the Rule 5 Draft. Topps has even put him on a baseball card. Now, Rangers' Single-A minor league affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans is offering Wilson's choice of charity $10,000 in exchange for playing in one game this summer. They even put together a nice awkward video pleading their case to bring Wilson to the East Coast. The video combines Tom Hanks' movie Castaway with a highlight package of Wilson talking about baseball. Wilson was drafted in 2010 by Colorado. He played second base and in 2011, he played for Class A Asheville where he batted .228 with 15 RBIs and three home runs.

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February 3, 2014  08:21 AM ET

I would give him a shot, but who am I?

February 3, 2014  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I would give him a shot, but who am I?

It's not so much of giving him a shot as does he want to risk his blossoming NFL career.....

February 3, 2014  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's not so much of giving him a shot as does he want to risk his blossoming NFL career.....

Better play it safe in the off season and just stick to working out.

February 3, 2014  05:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Better play it safe in the off season and just stick to working out.

Exactly!
This is an ego thing by an immature young man.
Hopefully, someone he listens to will talk him out of this pointless gesture.

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February 4, 2014  07:22 PM ET

Maybe he can get his big ugly nose fixed now. Sheesh!

February 5, 2014  12:13 AM ET

Super Bowl winning QB in year 2 and you're talking about his nose. Wow. You must be pretty.

February 8, 2014  04:17 PM ET
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Exactly!This is an ego thing by an immature young man.Hopefully, someone he listens to will talk him out of this pointless gesture.

If you're truly concerned about Wilson's health, then you should beg him not to travel on American highways. It's far more dangerous.

Statistically, Wilson has more to fear from lightning than from being injured in a single baseball game.

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February 10, 2014  04:57 AM ET

I agree with Atro CB and Cooze all the Russell bashing is ignorant. He does great things for our community outside of football. And not for nothing, he's a good looking dude.

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