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Is Michael Taylor the next Adam Jones?

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Outfield walls do not painfully limp off baseball fields when players crash into them, and Thursday’s unfortunate victims were the respective center fielders for the teams sharing the Capital Beltway in Maryland. First it was longtime Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones leaving in the third inning with whiplash shortly after he ran into the wall. Several hours later the right leg of Washington Nationals rookie Michael Taylor lost its battle with a different wall. Updated conditions for each player should be forthcoming later Friday. For now we hope and assume these valuable players -- obviously to different degrees for their teams and ours -- aren’t seriously hurt.