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J.J. & Logan Hardy

Interesting story about the Brewers shortstop and his brother, who saw what sounds like some pretty serious action in Iraq:

After high school, Logan Hardy joined the Army, learned to fire a rifle and was sent to Fort Sill, Okla., to serve as a communications specialist, setting up satellites. A year later, J.J. Hardy was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers, learned to hit with wood and was sent to Ogden, Utah, to begin his journey to the big leagues.

Last summer, pain and despair drew the brothers back together.

J.J. Hardy was off to an impressive start at Triple-A Indianapolis when he swung at an inside fastball on May 9 and his left shoulder popped out of its socket, slitting the muscle in both the front and back and sending a searing jolt through his lanky, 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame.