Today I became a lifelong Texas Rangers fan

From the AJC:

Paralyzed UGA OF drafted in 33rd round by Texas Rangers

Georgia junior outfielder Johnathan Taylor has been selected by the Texas Rangers in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball draft Wednesday.

“This  was truly a classy move and a great gesture on the part of the Texas  Rangers organization,” said Georgia coach David Perno.

“J.T. is  definitely a player worthy of getting drafted. He’s been a big part of  our program, and we are all very excited for him. When I talked to him  after he got the call, he was in the middle of his rehabilitation work,  laughing and having a good time and was thrilled to be drafted.”

Currently,  the 5-8, 181-pound Taylor, is an outpatient at the Shepherd Center in  Atlanta after suffering a broken neck in a March 6th outfield  collision this year with teammate Zach Cone. The accident happened  while the Bulldogs were playing Florida State in Athens.

You can read the rest here.

We hear about a lot of screwed up people doing a lot of screwed up things every day in this world. It is refreshing to see a classy move like this from the Texas Rangers.

I think I’ll have to get a Rangers jersey with Taylor and a number 2 on it!

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