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March 2013 Issue
The 2013 Georgia baseball team will debut some new, young talent this year and has several returning players who contributed to last year’s Diamond Dogs squad. But perhaps the two most important players on the team won’t take the field at all. Chance Veazey and Johnathan “J.T.” Taylor are both confined to wheelchairs since suffering spinal cord injuries. Neither player had an at-bat last year. Neither threw a ball or ran the bases. But they bring the heart, passion and an uncanny knowledge of baseball strategy and motivational skills to Foley Field. “There is no place I’d rather be than here with my best friends, guys I love, guys who have bled together and cried together and have become like family,” says Veazey, who is paralyzed from the waist down. “No place I’d rather be than right here, right now.” Veazey, middle, and J.T. Taylor, right, chat with a teammate in the dugout at Foley Field. Photo by Louis Favorite. UGA …
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