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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hardly a Hard Day’s Night for the Cubs on Beatles Night at Dodger Stadium - Chicago Tribune

Joe Maddon and David Ross visited Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully in his TV booth before Friday’s game to wish him well and give him some going away gifts.

Among the presents was the numbers 6 and 7 from the Wrigley Field scoreboard, and a variety of T-shirts from the vintage Maddon collection, including the ubiquitous “Try Not To Suck” T.

Was Maddon hoping the legendary Scully would say “try not to suck” on the air for perhaps the first time in his career?

“It would definitely put a spike in the sales,” Maddon said.

After thinking about it for a second, Maddon decided such language was “not in (Scully’s) bailiwick.”

No matter.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 27, 2016 at 11:06 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, david ross, joe maddon, vin scully

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

ESPN: Oral History: David Ross Hits His First HR, Off Mark Grace

Grace: I got a bad scouting report. I was told he was a good fastball hitter, so I threw a bad fastball and he still hit it a mile.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ballhawks still congregate outside Wrigley Field despite lack of action - Chicago Tribune

“People don’t realize when they do stuff like that, it’s the memory,” Ross told the next day. “I’ll always remember that guy gave me that ball and was kind enough to do that. Now that guy is connected with me for life in my memory.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 31, 2016 at 08:26 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, david ross, wrigley field



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