The idea of Russell Wilson playing professional baseball is 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.
Minor league baseball team offers Russell Wilson 10K to play in game
Fox Sports | Feb 2