David Ross had an incredible night Sunday in the Cubs 3-1 win over the Cardinals … A solo home run in the fifth that gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead … Received four standing ovations and made two curtain calls.
In what was his last regular season game at Wrigley Field, David Ross started with Jon Lester on the hill. Ross not only called a shutout while he was behind the plate, after he received his second standing ovation he launched his 10th homer of the season that gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead.
The moment was just incredible. Wrigley Field exploded and Pat Hughes summed up the moment perfectly, “I’m tempted to look around for the movie cameras because things like this only happen in Hollywood.”
With two outs in the seventh inning, bases empty and the Cubs leading 2-0, Joe Maddon popped out of the dugout and walked to the mound like he was going to make a pitching change. Maddon wasn’t there to take out Lester, he was there to give David Ross the proper send off. And as it turns out, it was all Jon Lester’s idea.
An emotional Ross made his way to the Cubs’ third base dugout as he received his fourth standing ovation of the night.
David Ross made a second curtain call as the fans and his teammates recognized again his importance to this team.
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