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David Ross Dances – Really Well! – to ‘Go Cubs Go’, Gets Love from Teammates (VIDEOS)

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Last night, before you hopefully got sucked into a great World Baseball Classic game, former Chicago Cubs catcher, current Chicago Cubs executive, and overall beloved grandpa David Ross opened up his stint on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

I am not the least bit into the show – I’ll admit that I was a theater nerd in high school, but this kind of dance competition was just not my thing – but I wanted to watch for the Cubs-related spectacle.

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And although I can’t say I’m hooked on the show, I will say (1) it was more fun than I expected, and (2) Ross’s performance was great!

If you didn’t watch, enjoy:

The old guy looked pretty good for a non-dancer, eh? Heck, I think he looked pretty good for anybody.

As you could see, the performance was well-received, and the pair actually received the highest score of the night at the time they performed. A couple other pairs netted a higher score by the end, but (what do I know?) I think it was a really impressive debut for a baseball lifer.


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Ross’s friends and former teammates were impressed when they dropped in with a surprise video call in the live broadcast:

I laughed. I can only imagine the ABC executives tugging at their collars when Jake Arrieta complimented Ross for “having the balls” to go on the show. (Also, was that Tommy La Stella in the background?)

Rizzo also shared video of the Cubs pair watching Ross in action:


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All in all, it was a light, fun night:


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor of Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.

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