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Originally published March 1, 2014 at 5:53 PM | Page modified March 2, 2014 at 4:09 PM

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Seahawks could field quite a baseball team, too


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Sideline Chatter

Why settle for a Super Bowl trophy when you can win a World Series, too?

With QB Russell Wilson making a spring-training visit to the Texas Rangers, picture this lineup that the Seahawks could unleash on Major League Baseball:

P Wilson: Has all the pitches, plans to attend NBA Mavs’ training camp.

C Marshawn Lynch: Will likely ignore ban on home-plate collisions.

1B Michael Bennett: Nothing gets through on the right side.

2B Bobby Wagner : Nothing gets through up the middle.

SS Percy Harvin: Home-run threat every time up; must avoid the DL.

3B Richard Sherman: Well, he is the NFL’s hot corner, right?

LF Steven Hauschka: Might kick a few, but hit 35 triples in 2013.

CF Earl Thomas: Already adept at patrolling center field.

RF Doug Baldwin: “Pedestrian outfielder” equals a lot of walks.

DH Kam Chancellor: Seattle’s best designated hitter since Edgar.

Post-Sochi headlines

• At SportsPickle.com: “Team USA bobsled brakeman checks Monster.com again for bobsled brakeman openings.”

• At TheOnion.com: “Winter Olympics inspire nation’s youth to try sports their parents can’t afford.”

Suits him

Kate Upton — Tiger pitcher Justin Verlander’s love interest — didn’t make the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue this year, but she is pictured on a bonus back cover.

Or, as Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press put it: “It’s the best Cover 2 since Rod Marinelli was in town.”

Swinging away

The most memorable batting barrage in Arizona last week came courtesy of:

a) Robinson Cano

b) Mike Trout

c) Richie Incognito

Football 101

Q: Why is Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman so attracted to TV cameras and reporters’ notebooks?

A: He’s a big fan of press coverage.

Talko time

• Times reader Bill Littlejohn, after Sydney Moss — the daughter of former NFL receiver Randy Moss — scored a record 63 points in a Division III basketball game: “She’d have had 70 if she hadn’t taken some plays off.”

• RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, on the new pro rasslin’ dinner theater in Kissimmee, Fla.: “A word of caution: If anybody asks, say no to the Greco-Roman dressing.”

• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, after Creighton gave away bobblehead dolls of star forward Doug McDermott: “The bobbleheads were so realistic, Seton Hall double-teamed one.”

He’s on the bench

Russell Wilson told Access Hollywood that he’s already turned down two invitations to compete on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Well, duh: Who wants to be known as the quarterback with happy feet?

Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250

or dperry@seattletimes.com



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About Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

Times night-desk editor Dwight Perry uses Sideline Chatter as a not-so-safe haven for the humorous, offbeat and bizarre events and characters that color the sports landscape. His Page 2 column runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in Sports.
dperry@seattletimes.com | 206-464-8250

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