For the first time in his career, Red Sox outfielder Grady Sizemore is taking it slow

Jason Mastrodonato at has an intriguing look at Grady and how he feels about getting back into the game after a 2 year layoff.

Grady SizemoreSizemore smiles for the fans and seems in a good enough mood, but something doesn’t feel quite right. His mother, Donna, says he’s naturally shy and likes to keep to himself, so all the attention could be adding to the discomfort. But that’s not why he feels weird.

Grady Sizemore feels weird because he’s wearing a major league uniform for the first time since 2011.

“It feels really good,” he said. “But it feels weird to put the uniform on again.”

Check out the full piece, including insight from Grady’s mother Donna, and his high school baseball coach at