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Using Common Sense Apparently Not One of the Yankees’ Joba Rules

Brien Taylor, the high school senior that the Yankees made the No. 1 overall pick in the 1991 amateur baseball draft?

Taylor was destined for stardom, a strapping 6-3, 220-pounder who would follow in the Yankees great tradition of homegrown left-handed pitchers, a list that includes Lefty Gomez, Whitey Ford, Ron Guidry and Andy Pettitte. 

Unfortunately, Taylor never made it to the Bronx. He damaged his left shoulder in a barroom fight and never fully recovered. In the beginning of March Taylor's name resurfaced again when he was arrested in his native Beaufort, N.C., on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. 

Joba Chamberlain is not Brien Taylor. He wasn't in a bar fight when he suffered an open dislocation ...

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