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Wilson Should Get First-Pitch Nod



    When the Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies are itching to hit the field on March 31 at Globe Life Park, and just before Yu Darvish rolls out to "Soulja Boy" to face whoever will lead the game off for the Phillies, there will be some Opening Day festivities to tend to.

    Of course, there's the National Anthem, a possible flyover and whatever else Chuck Morgan has planned, which will include the unveiling of the new pregame video, which is always a fun treat. But who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day? Honestly, couldn't tell you without looking it up first, but we've got a great idea.

    How about Russell Wilson?

    The whole Wilson to the Rangers thing grew a little tiresome, to be honest. He went to spring training for one day, took some grounders and talked to a bunch of young kids in the Rangers' system. His jersey also sold like crazy and he didn't rule out the possibility of someday trying out the baseball thing even though he's got a long career ahead of him as a Super Bowl winning quarterback.

    But here's the cool thing about Wilson, he's a super engaging character, as evidenced by the Rangers wanting him to come to Arizona for no other reason, really, than to talk to their young minor leaguers. He's an immediate fan favorite, as evidenced by his jersey sales (even though some of those might be Seattle Seahawks fans, I suppose), and it would be a hit with the crowd, for sure.

    So, Rangers, if you want to make a splash, get Wilson on the horn and see if he can make one more one-day appearance on March 31.