When the Chicago Cubs hired David Ross as manager, there were only two possible outcomes during his tenure. The first scenario is a return to glory and another ring, which is not going to happen this year or next, or indeed will happen soon considering the home team has moved parts to the rest. back of the league since that fateful season.
The second, more and more likely outcome is that Ross is given the door harmoniously as ownership has to pretend to care about winning to appease fans. The reason why hiring a former player as a manager or coach is always a bad idea because it risks overshadowing that person’s playing career, as was the case with Ross on Tuesday. Six.
Personally, I don’t feel offended when anyone gives Joc Pederson – the player he is rumored to have gestured – the double bird, I suppose that could be how his family welcomes him. . It’s not a great look for your club leader to apologize for being caught on camera like a 12-year-old.
“It was my greeting to a friend of mine on the other side and was just caught on camera,” Ross said after the game. “I definitely should have known better. I don’t want any kids out there giving the birds to anyone. That’s not how I want to represent this organization or myself or my family. I’m sorry I was caught on TV. “
It was the last part, the “sorry I got caught” bullshit, that got me so nervous. Just say you’re sorry for behaving like a little boy because if you only regret getting caught it tells the kids that you’re so nervous that you can act like a jackal as long as the machine spin can’t catch it.
(In related news, Ross’ double greeting clip is probably Marquee Sports Network’s most viewed moment ever.)
Wilson Contreras is the last remaining player from the ’16 title team, and he won’t be in Wrigleyville much longer. That would make Kyle Hendricks the only active player left on that championship team. When he’s gone, the only reminder will be Ross (if he’s not fired first).
And every time the camera cuts to the once-reliable number, more people might make fun of the middle finger than mention the game of 7 going home.
The Cubs are content to squeeze every bit of goodwill from the 2016 World Series team to the point where tears are an indisputable aspect of that team’s legacy. It’s like what the Mavs did after Dirk Nowitzki beat the Heat in 2011, only when Mark Cuban hired JJ Barea as a coach, and Fox Sports Southwest made him knock out Tyson Chandler – but somehow still worse.
I’m sure some Cubs fans are laughing at Ross, but baseball followers, in general, are definitely laughing at him.