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dodgerblue6



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PostPosted: Tue 10/4/16 7:34 am    Post subject: Grid to Diamond Reply with quote

Something else I haven't gotten around to posting over the last few weeks, the "rebirth" of Tim Tebow, former NFL quarterback, attempting to transition into baseball in the Mets organization.

But I'm also reminded of many other "two-way" players who've played both sports, such as Bo Jackson in the '80s, Deion Sanders in the '90s, and others who didn't make it to "the show" in baseball but were Hall of Fame football players (John Elway, for example).

In recent years, Jameis Winston and Russell Wilson come to mind.
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PostPosted: Tue 10/4/16 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do admit to not really caring one way or another about that. He has been away from baseball for a long time but if he can make it then more power to him. He seems like a nice enough guy but just could not make it in the NFL.
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PostPosted: Tue 2/27/18 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, not only is Tim Tebow in Mets camp, but Russell Wilson is in Yankees camp!
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PostPosted: Wed 1/2/19 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone been following Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, who played QB for Oklahoma, and what his decision will be between playing pro football and baseball? I had read a couple of months ago he intended to play baseball in the Athletics organization which drafted him last year as an outfielder. It would be hard to say now though. They are waiting to see if he will be ready for spring training this year or will go up for the NFL draft in April. Article from S.F. Chronicle
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PostPosted: Thu 1/10/19 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latest on this is that Murray has declared for the NFL draft! Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri 1/11/19 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just heard about that this morning. But on the other hand Russell Wilson plans to join the Yankees in camp this year. Article from CBS sports
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PostPosted: Wed 1/16/19 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't argue with this. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon 1/28/19 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is more on the Murray situation, they expect him to report to camp for Oakland next month, in Arizona. Article from mlb.com
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PostPosted: Mon 2/4/19 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After watching Tom Brady win yet another Super Bowl yesterday, I remembered that at one time he had a promising future in baseball (and yes, we'll never forget his alma mater--San Mateo Serra!). Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Mon 2/11/19 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess we should rename this one "diamond to grid." Kyler Murray committed to the NFL. Sad Article from mlb.com
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