Here's a cool little story as we continue to grind through the slow part of the MLB off-season.
Today at media availability for the BCS National Championship Game, Florida State's Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston was asked about wanting to play both football and baseball professionally once he finishes his college career. In his answer, he mentioned a couple of teams in particular that he'd like to play for:
"A lot of people are going to say, no way, he's a quarterback, Bo Jackson was a running back. But if I put my mind to it -- and the one thing I always seem to do is gain the trust of my teammates -- if I can convince those guys I can be your quarterback and still go play baseball for the Atlanta Braves or New York Yankees..."
Pretty cool. Winston, a 15th round pick by the Texas Rangers out of high school, hit .235 in 141 plate appearances as a freshman last season for the Seminoles baseball team while reaching the mid-90's and posting a 3.00 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 27 innings on the mound. His arm strength was an asset in the field as well, resulting in not one, but two highlight-reel throws from right field.
Anyway, if you don't have a rooting interest either way in Monday night's National Championship game, you now have a reason to bust out your tomahawk chop and root for Winston and the 'Noles.
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