For those Minor Leaguers who don't earn a trip to a midseason All-Star Game, the three-day break at the halfway point of the campaign can bring a welcomed opportunity to rest their minds and bodies from the grind of playing the game on a daily basis.Read the full article
For Asheville second baseman Russell Wilson, the time away from the field this week allowed him the chance to weigh the pros and cons of what the future might hold based on the decision he has to make.
An All-Atlantic Coast Conference quarterback at North Carolina State, Wilson is a free agent in the world of college football. Wolfpack head coach Tom O'Brien named Mike Glennon his starting signal caller for the upcoming campaign and released Wilson from his commitment. The move means Wilson, who has already earned his undergraduate degree, is free to play his final year of eligibility on the gridiron anywhere he wishes, provided the team is not scheduled to play N.C. State this fall.
Wilson spent previous off days earlier this season visiting with the football coaching staffs at Auburn and Wisconsin. Both schools have opportunities under center, and all indications suggest that both trips exceeded expectations from all parties involved. Wilson, meanwhile, has politely declined to discuss with the media his plans. He instead keeps his nose to the proverbial grindstone and his body on the infield as he looks to improve his performance in the game he's paid to play.