Well, it was a heck of a run, and it lasted much longer than I think almost anybody anticipated.
So this is a high five for David Ross, not a disappointed head pat. Ross made it to the finals of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and he and his partner, Lindsay Arnold, came in second place. Don’t tell the Cleveland Indians that second place isn’t still really good.
With so much support from Cubs fans and fans of nice guys, Ross kept advancing week after week, and his skills as a dancer advanced, too. Well, I mean, I’m not a dancing scout, but it looked to me like he kept getting better. Might have a 60 or 70 future grade on that dancing ability. Still might be able to max it out with a few more seasons of development …
The couple did dance twice more last night, with one new performance and one rewind of a favorite (the one that “horrified” Anthony Rizzo):
And the final announcement, complete with tension and the “hey, we’re happy for you guys” moment: