Russell Wilson Mashes Multiple Homers During Yankees BP

Russell Wilson Mashes Multiple Homers During Yankees BP

A "circus-like atmosphere" accompanied Russell Wilson's arrival at Yankees spring training on Monday but the highlight for many fans had to be watching him go yard multiple times during batting practice. He spoke to the media, yes, and had his share of ballyhoo, but in between, he was also out taking ground balls on a back field and hitting prodigious home runs as part of a batting practice group with Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, and Giancarlo Stanton.

"I think for me, the thing that I try to bring to everything is do is knowing that having a championship mindset is an everyday thing, and you always have to believe it and work at it", Wilson said.

"Ever since I was a young kid I always dreamed of being a Yankee".

"I was always a fair-weather fan".

The Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks quarterback will be spending the next five days with the Yankees after a trade last week that sent him from the Texas Rangers to NY.

Some might be surprised by Wilson's prowess outside the sport that's technically his profession, but to him, the day on the field was just another day at the ballpark. At the very least, he's got the backing of the New York Yankees. "My favorite player was Derek Jeter", Wilson told reporters in Tampa following his workout.

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"He did not look rusty at all", shortstop Didi Gregorius said, per Jenna Laine of ESPN. As for Wilson, he's just happy to be part of this experience right now. "I was pretty pumped", he said. I wouldn't be good at basketball, but baseball, it's like riding a bike once you get back out there for me. "It's been a part of who I am and where I've come from and what I've done".

Move over Tim Tebow, you're not the only football player on a NY baseball team who can hit the ball out of the park. A lot of our guys will benefit from him being in camp.

New acquisition Brandon Drury grew up in OR and is a Seahawks fan.

Wilson, who played college baseball at NC State, was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB draft by the Colorado Rockies. Though he won't play any games, he was put through the ringer during infield drills to start the day.

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass in the first quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. "And I can't wait to learn more about it and use that for my football career, as well".

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