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When Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson isn't launching 53-yard bombs to Tyler Lockett in the end zone, the Super Bowl Champion and perennial Pro Bowler is on a quest to bring Major League Baseball to Portland.
Wilson is one of the investors and co-founders of the Portland Diamond Project, a group that is leading the push in bringing a baseball team to the Rose City.
The two-sport athlete was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2007 and the Colorado Rockies in 2010. He recent participated in spring training games for the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. Now, he wants to build a baseball community in Portland.
Wilson took over the PDX Diamond Project's Twitter account to answer your questions. Here's a wrap up from today's Q&A.
On which baseball players he looked up to growing up:
On whether he plans on getting any other athletes involved in the project:
On how soon Portland could have a ballpark:
On whether or not the Mariners and Portland's baseball team could build a rivalry:
On where fans can buy a PDX Diamond Project baseball jersey seen here:
On whether or not Wilson will attend baseball games, and if so, who does he want to see:
On a timeframe for a possible opening pitch:
On his favorite baseball memory:
For more information on how you can help bring MLB to PDX, visit the Portland Diamond Project's website here.