Rangers' Wilson one eccentric individual

Along with a live fastball and hard sinker, the Rangers' C.J. Wilson is an eccentric person who has many interests outside of baseball.

Originally Published: March 16, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers reliever C.J. Wilson is working on a novel and a gyroball this spring -- not necessarily in that order.

His novel, "Instructions for My Next Life,'' is written from the vantage point of a deceased minor league ballplayer whose personal journal is discovered by his family. Like Wilson, the book's protagonist is a Tommy John surgery guy. But any other similarities are purely coincidental.

Wilson describes the book, which is still a work in progress, as a ...

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