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David Ross basks in bright lights

After overcoming concussion, backup catcher thrives on World Series stage

Updated: October 29, 2013, 3:52 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. LOUIS -- You hurt an elbow, knee or shoulder, and typically you are not exiled from the game. David Ross twice bruised his brain, which is, after all, what it means to have a concussion, and twice the Boston Red Sox sent him away -- first to one of the best doctors in the country, then they sent him home to Florida.

"Every time you get this game taken from you, it's a pretty lonely place," Jonny Gomes said Monday night. "Some guys, when they rehab, they're in the dugout, the clubhouse, ...

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