Monday, February 24, 2014

Sizemore Matters

Shank writes his latest column on new Red Sox acquisition Grady Sizemore.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — How good was Grady Sizemore?

“He’s without a doubt one of the greatest players of our generation,’’ Cleveland general manager Mark Shapiro told Sports Illustrated in 2007.

“The best player in our league,’’ added White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen.

Sizemore was going to be the Next Big Thing. He was a center fielder with speed and power. He was a three-time All Star.
A series of injuries later, he winds up on the Red Sox and his anticipated role will likely be sharing center field duties with Jackie Bradley Jr. Sizemore hasn't played baseball since the fall of 2011.

Do you know what else happened in the fall of 2011? Shank helpfully reminds us:
He has not played a game of big league baseball since the fall of 2011, during the chicken and beer final days of Tito and Theo in Boston.
I almost forgot about that! Thanks for refreshing my memory, Shank!

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