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Former Ranger Wilson makes his pitch in Grand-Am racing

By John Maher - American-Statesman Staff



C.J. Wilson, a former Texas Ranger and current Los Angeles Angel, is not your typical baseball player/professional athlete.

Like a lot of athletes these days he does have tattoos, but the large one on his torso says “Straight Edge,” a reference to his commitment to lead a life free of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and promiscuous sex, in harmony with his Taoist beliefs. The left-handed pitcher studied film in college and can read some Japanese, speaks Spanish and is currently working on Portuguese by chatting with his Brazilian supermodel girlfriend, Lisalla Montenegro.

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