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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GRAND-AM OF THE AMERICAS
The Circuit of the America’s second race, Grand-Am, features sports car racing from exotic prototypes to Honda Civics. Qualifying is Friday and the race is Saturday, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $59 for the weekend, with on-site parking at $30. Tickets can be purchased through COTA’s website or at the track.