The much talked-about spring training appearance by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson happened Monday, with Wilson taking the field with the Texas Rangers. The best thing you could say about Wilson's appearance is that it seemed like he belonged.
Wilson, of course, is no stranger to the baseball field. He played college baseball and two minor league seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization, hitting .229 in 93 career games, before football became his main focus. The Rangers picked Wilson in December's Rule 5 draft, which turned more into a marketing move than a baseball move.
He agreed to speak to the Rangers and show up at spring training in Arizona after winning the Super Bowl with the Seahawks. Naturally, the Rangers started selling his baseball jersey. Wilson's appearance was part spectacle. It had to be, given his star power. But Wilson took the baseball part seriously — doing footwork drills and taking grounders. He didn't take batting practice.
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