As you know by now -- or as you should know by now -- Russell Wilson has a background in professional baseball.
The Baltimore Orioles selected the Seattle Seahawks quarterback out of high school in 2007, but Wilson opted to go to N.C. State instead. The Colorado Rockies invested a fourth-round draft pick in Wilson three years later, and he spent two seasons as a middling second baseman in their minor league system before turning his attention to football.
(In retrospect, this is what you classify as a wise life choice.)
He did say that Wilson "misses" baseball and added that the quarterback accepted an invite from Rangers general manager Jon Daniels to come to spring training to "hit BP, take grounders and pretend he's a baseball player again."
So there you have it. For the transaction fee of $12,000, the Rangers get some publicity -- and if everything breaks right -- the Super Bowl XLVIII MVP in their building next March.
This is what you would call a "home run" in the parlance of the sport.