Grady Sizemore is on the comeback trail. Try to contain your laughter. Seriously, what is he supposed to do, just quit? He's a baseball player. They play baseball. That's it. Of course he'll try and get back to the Majors. It's not funny, it's actually sad.
It's sad because of what could have been. Sizemore was once one of the most promising young players in the game. There wasn't much he couldn't do on a baseball field; he had power, speed and defense. His attitude and hustle matched his talent. He was on path to be a multiple-time All Star and a fixture in Cleveland record books. Then he got hurt. Then he got hurt again. And again. And again.
Sizemore has not played a game since 2011. He hasn't played a full season since 2008. That feels like a lifetime ago. He is only 30 years old, he should be three years into his prime. Instead, his prime is five years in the rearview mirror.
Last year when he was signed, and then got hurt again, some Indians fans scoffed at him. They will again at this latest comeback. That bothers me. He doesn't deserve that. Grady Sizemore never did anything wrong. You never heard of him getting into trouble off the field and he certainly never quit on his team. He played full speed full time. He always gave maximum effort. That should earn him more than a place in a punch line.