PRINCETON — Residents at Orchard View Nursing Home will have to forgive Marjorie Anthony if she gets a little loud Thursday evening. She’ll be watching her great-nephew, C.J. Wilson, pitch for the Texas Rangers in the World Series. Anthony, who will turn 89 Saturday, is a Wyanet native who just moved into Orchard View. According to her son, Warren Anthony of Princeton, she’s been following Wilson’s pitching exploits pretty closely this postseason.
“Mother’s pretty proud of him,” Warren Anthony said. “At first they didn’t want to believe her when she told the staff about C.J. She’s got all the help and staff out there pretty excited about it now.”
When Wilson pitched the Rangers to a 6-2 win over the Angels in the NLDS, the Orchard View staff made a announcement over the P.A.
Wilson’s father, Jeff, was born in LaSalle and moved to California in the ‘60s, Warren Anthony said, where C.J. Wilson, 30, was later born.
“It’s great to see him pitch,” said Warren Anthony, who is a second cousin to the Rangers’ pitcher. “Every time I know he’s going to pitch, I try to watch him. That’s why I got the Major League Baseball package.”