One of the most peculiar stories from today was news that Texas Rangers had drafted Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in this year’s MLB Rule 5 Draft. Maybe they thought they were drafting a playoff fantasy football roster, maybe they actually think he will come play for them but either way the Rangers drafted the Seahawks star.
I’ve actually pondered what it would be like if the Mariners seriously extended an offer to Wilson to play for them the way Deion Sanders did with the Braves and Falcons back in the day. Sanders apparently is thinking the same thing about Wilson as he tweeted his thoughts on the matter tonight from the Thursday Night Football set.
If I were @DangeRussWilson i would seriously consider baseball and weigh all options with the Texas Rangers. Truth
— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) December 12, 2013
This prompted San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York to stoke some coals and full heartedly agree with the idea that Russell Wilson should play baseball for the Texas Rangers.
— Jed York (@JedYork) December 13, 2013
This is sure to start some sort of heated debate between Niners fans and Seahawks fans who are both under the impression that Wilson might actually play both football and baseball. It’s not surprising that the 49ers would like Wilson to play baseball for the Rangers as that would mean he wouldn’t be there to kill them in Seattle every time they play each other.
Wilson won’t be playing for the Rangers though which means the Niners will just have to learn to beat him rather than pawn him off to another sport.