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Ross eases back into real world

After a wild championship ride, Red Sox catcher ready for normalcy -- and a shave

Updated: November 26, 2013, 9:12 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It's not quite as dramatic as an astronaut returning to life on Earth -- the laws of gravity, for example, remained in effect throughout the World Series -- but after a season like the Red Sox just had, David Ross said, some re-entry to normalcy was required.

"About five days after I got home,'' Ross said, "I said to my wife [Hyla]: I haven't been around as a dad or husband, have I? I haven't been present. I know I have been here, but mentally ...

"She ...

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