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October 17, 2011
C.J. Wilson
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October 17, 2011

Just My Type

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C.J. Wilson


The 30-year-old lefty was 16--7 with a 2.94 ERA and 206 strikeouts for the AL West champions. He will be a free agent both on and off the field this off-season.

DAN PATRICK: How was the celebration after the ALDS compared to last season?

C.J. WILSON: It's a little more subdued the more times you go. I don't even know how the guys on the Yankees do it anymore. In Texas we do the ginger ale thing for me and Josh [Hamilton] because we are both alcohol-free.

DP: How long have you been sober?

CJW: I've been straight edge my whole life. I've never had a drop of alcohol. I have STRAIGHT EDGE tattooed on my ribs. It's a lifetime commitment to be drug- and alcohol-free.

DP: Are you ever curious?

CJW: I do so many other things, whether it's race car driving, shooting machine guns or jumping off cliffs into the ocean. I do a lot of other fairly extreme things.

DP: What did you learn from being in the playoffs last year?

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