Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Rangers Do a Classy

Jonathan Taylor.

They may not have been able to beat the Giants in the World Series, but the Rangers organization is showing it can act as a class organization. From "Rangers draft paralyzed outfielder Johnathan Taylor" at HardballTalk (via @dodgerthoughts):

The Rangers used their 33rd-round pick Wednesday to draft University of Georgia outfielder Jonathan Taylor, who was paralyzed after an outfield collision in March and is considered unlikely to walk again.

Taylor fractured two vertebrae in his spine in a collision with teammate Zach Cone three months ago. Cone was the Rangers’ second-round pick, and it looks like the team decided it’d be a nice gesture to select Taylor afterwards.

UPDATE: The Astros are not to be outdone: Rangers, Astros draft paralyzed players on Day 3 (SI.com)

4 comments:

Greg Hao said...

That is a good move.... but I mean, how does it benefit Taylor unless the Rangers sign him to a contract (and give him some money)? Just to say that he was drafted?

Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great gesture on the part of the Rangers but it's not as if you're going to turn up the next (fill in the blank of random HOFer) in the 33rd round of the draft.

Spank said...

Sounds like someone never got picked to play kickball. Right on,Rangers.

DelinO said...

Takes away the George W stink :-)

Dusty Baker said...

No, nothing will take that away, DelinO.