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What they were thinking: Back from the DL

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what's happening in the shot.

Who's up today: Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross points skyward after hitting a home run in his second at-bat after coming off the disabled list, at Fenway Park, June 19, 2012.

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Ross: ‘‘When you hit home plate, the first thing you think about, for me, is I point to the sky obviously to give glory to the Lord. But also to my grandma and my grandpa. They were just a big part of my life, basically. I lived with them in the summers in Carlsbad, N.M. My parents would take me and my sisters out there. We would spend the summers with them and go back to school in September. It was really great. My grandma, she was one of my greatest fans. Nothing was ever my fault. The pitcher would throw one right down the middle and I’d strike out looking. She’d blame it on the umpire. She would yell at the TV. I never did wrong in her eyes. They were a big part of my life growing up and just something I think about a lot when I cross home plate.’’

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