Thursday, June 9, 2011

Paralyzed baseball player gets Drafted

Jonathan Taylor/Thanks:

A tip of the hat to the Texas Rangers for this one. The Rangers showed that they are a classy and thoughtful organization Wednesday by doing something nice. They spent their 33rd round pick in the Major League Baseball draft on paralyzed University of Georgia outfielder Jonathan Taylor.

You'll recall Taylor was injured in a brutal collision with a teammate in March trying to get to a fly ball. He's spent most of his time since then in an Athens, Georgia hospital recovering and rehabilitating from that injury.

Said Rangers Director of Amateur scouting Kip Fagg, "It was something we felt was right". Yes, sir, it was.

Taylor and his family still need help paying his medical bills. If it is something you'd like to help with, you can make a donation to the Jonathan Taylor fund.

You can get information on the fund RIGHT HERE

Here's the TV story on this from friend of the OSG, Ken Rodriguez of  WAGA-TV in Atlanta:

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