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Monday, May 21, 2018

C.J. Wilson hasn’t watched TV since November, not even the Super Bowl

C.J. Wilson isn’t your typical ballplayer (or person, for that matter). The new Angels pitcher talked about his personal life and many of his hobbies during an appearance on the Hot Clicks Podcast. One of Wilson’s stunning revelations is that he hasn’t watched TV since November.

“I remember I sat down and watched TV at one point in November, and since then I haven’t watched any TV for any reason at all,” he told host Jimmy Traina.

Asked if he’s tuned into ESPN or MLB Network for sports news, Wilson said no because he already knows most of the baseball news, and in many senses, he is a big part of the news. Wilson says he likes television and regrets he hasn’t watched more Lakers games, though he’s planning to try and attend one of their games.

What was pretty shocking is that not even the Super Bowl got him to turn on the TV. Instead, he says he drove from LA to Orange County to throw, then he went to the gym, made a steak for lunch, did some laundry, and worked on some photos.

Wilson, who is an aspiring professional photographer, said his one indulgence since signing his six-year $77.5 million contract with the Angels was a $6,000 lens for his camera (the lens was used and regularly $12,000). C.J. had good insight on Josh Hamilton’s alcohol relapse and Rob Gronkowski partying. As for his TV admission, I’m impressed. I watch all day to do work on the site, but I know I wouldn’t last long without it even if it were just for pleasure.

The entire interview is worth a listen.

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