Monday, February 26, 2018


(Lynne Sladky/AP)
It's a damn shame we won't really see Russell Wilson actually play for the New York Yankees. You know the deal, right? We get Wilson, he works out with the team, he'll dress.  He'll be in the dugout and he won't play. But meanwhile, today he showed up to Yankee camp and hit 6 home runs in batting practice.

That comes from ESPN:

"Perhaps the highlight of Wilson's arrival came when Yankees batting practice Group 2 took center stage. Wilson joined Yankees sluggers Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird for a few rounds of live hitting. Unofficially, Stanton paced the group with 15 total home runs, while Judge had 10 and Bird had eight. Wilson got on the home run leaderboard, too, eclipsing Sanchez by one with six long balls."

Photo: New York Post
6 homers.  And while I love Wilson on the Yankees and he's thrilled he's there... the underlying question that every Yankee fan is asking is the follow... WHAT THE HELL ARE WE DOING HERE?  Honestly, the guy isn't going to play at the major league level and most likely not in the minors either.  Even is in on it and laughing at us...

"While he won't be playing in any games, he will have some good company for batting practice."

Why are we going through this exercise? That NFL line should be followed by this...

Bottom line, I love the idea on paper. I really don't get the Russell Wilson thing, and I cannot be the only one bothered by it.  Am I?

Remember... we need a pitcher, don't we? This seems like kind of a waste.

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