Rangers Draft Injured Bulldog

June 8, 2011 19:28 pm

by Buzz Brockway · 2 comments

It’s easy to be cynical about the world but every now and then a story like this comes along: the Texas Rangers have selected Jonathan Taylor in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball draft.

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.

Taylor, a native of Acworth, Ga., is the son of Tandra and John Taylor. Johnathan has appeared in 117 games in his Bulldog career including 91 starts. He owns a .312 career batting average. A Consumer Economics major, he was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2009 and the UGA Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 2010.

Rick Day June 8, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Those devious Texans.

He could turn out to be another Hershel Walker!

Seriously, class act, Rangers! Scratch that, class act MLB!


grumpymoderate June 9, 2011 at 11:55 am

Well done, Texas Rangers. Well done.

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