Friday, June 10, 2011

Ben's Sports Take: Here's a pretty cool story

Posted By on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 10:54 AM

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I usually reserve these weekly columns for heavily opinionated sports banter that unintentionally infuriates most and enlightens few, but I wanted to pull a U-turn and shed some light on a story that everyone can enjoy.

Former University of Georgia baseball player Johnathan Taylor was paralyzed from the waist down after a collision with teammate Zach Cone fractured a bone in his neck in early March.

Since then, Taylor has spent countless hours in a rehabilitation center attempting to regain movement in his lower body.

Despite the uncertainty of whether he'll ever be able to walk again, the Texas Rangers selected Taylor in the 33rd round of this week's MLB First-Year Player Draft.

As if that wasn't cool enough, the Rangers had already selected one of Taylor's college teammates on Monday with the 37th overall pick—Zach Cone, the player he collided with on March 6th.

If you hate reading my stuff, take a look at the Fox5 story below and have a good weekend.

Rangers Draft Paralyzed UGA Player Johnathan Taylor: MyFoxATLANTA.com

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