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Must-Click Link: Ryan Westmoreland’s long road back

Mar 18, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

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Charles Pierce has a major piece on Ryan Westmoreland, the Red Sox farmhand who last year was diagnosed with a congenital condition that led to brain surgery and a long, long road back to baseball:

Over the past year, Ryan Westmoreland had to teach himself how to relearn all the most basic things that made him the person he was before he ever picked up a bat. He had to learn how to remember how to do things he had learned to do before. He had to visualize how he used to look when he ran, because that would help him remember how to run again. He was 19, and he had to wrestle with the most basic question of all. He had to learn how to remember who he really was.

Thanks to MooseInOhio for the heads up.

  1. tomemos - Mar 18, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Link’s broken.

    • tomemos - Mar 18, 2011 at 7:15 PM

      And now it’s fixed!

  2. paperlions - Mar 19, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Wow, those are some of the most poorly constructed sentences I’ve ever read from a professional. One does not “teach himself how to relearn” (you just relearn), nor does one “learn how to remember how to do things” (again, you just relearn). Just painful to read.

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