Last November, the 2nd to be exact, the Chicago Cubs broke the curse and ended their 108 year drought by winning the World Series. And an amazing series it was between the Cubbies and the Cleveland Indians. But lets get to the real story, that of Grandpa Rossy, the then 39 year old backstop who played his way into the hearts of baseball fans across the country.
Now, David Ross already had one World Series Championship under his belt. But he was clearly hungry for one more before he called it a career. He homered in his only at bat of the game and ultimately walked away from the game on top. But things did not end there for the man affectionately known as Grandpa Rossy.
No, he then took his talents to ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. And he did not disappoint. Ross, with his 15 year of experience behind the plate wowed yet another population of fans. But this time he did it with his dance moves. So much so that he finished second in the event! That’s right, 15 years of catching and the bad knees that comes with it, and he came in second. Im 24 and my knees creak when I get up… so kudos to this man. I also have no rhythm…. but we are getting off track.
So anyways, you think it would end there, he’s been in the spotlight for a while now, let things cool down a bit. Well… you’re wrong. Ross was in attendance when the Cubs took on the Cardinals on Saturday. And he just happened to have a glove, so he did what any of us would have, he played catch with the outfielder. Okay, so yes, he just happens to know Jason Heyward, so maybe that had something to do with it. But nonetheless Ross and Heyward had themselves a catch and gave us another feelgood moment in the legacy of #GrandpaRossy.
Ohh, and don’t forget to grab a copy of his book “Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the ages.” 😉
Carry on you legend among men!