Russell Wilson: Playing with the Texas Rangers?


Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Back in December we learned that the Texas Rangers had drafted Russell Wilson. This caused a much bigger stir than I had expected!

I learned of this news back in December via an alert from the ESPN app on my phone. I then decided it was time to see if the news had hit Seahawks fan pages on Facebook yet. Boy had it hit them hard.

Every status about the topic was filled with comments. Some people even asked “will Russell Wilson still be a Seahawk?” That thought had never even occurred to me! I thought that was the most ridiculous question ever. Especially since it was not even known if he would actually attend their spring training.

The more and more I read about the situation, the smarter and smarter the Texas Rangers looked in my eyes, despite the jealousy and frustration that my sports idol was now part of a divisional rival’s organization. The Rangers picked him up knowing they were unlikely to have him as a player. Wilson was just a visitor to relate with and inspire those younger players that may be in a similar position someday.

Now, fast forward. It is late February and spring training has just begun. Less than a month after Russell Wilson and his fellow Seattle Seahawks were named world champions, he has accepted the Rangers offer to visit for a short amount of time. I have a feeling that the whole Rangers organization is going to feel a little more enthusiastic about their upcoming season after he leaves.

So I can’t be the only one hoping he might do a speech or two for the Seattle Mariners, right? Can we maybe get him a Mariners jersey too? Because after seeing a photo of him in a Rangers jersey, I learned how out-of-place he looks in any gear other than a Seattle uniform. Besides, no one is really going to consider him a Ranger, right?

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