Even the old guys get in on the fun after the Chicago Cubs downed division rivals Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3. That “Old Guy” is David Ross. You might have heard of him if you’re a fan. He’s the guy on his farewell tour, he’s 39 and he hit a home run to help his team with the win.
“To be in the position I’m in and get a curtain call, my second curtain call ever in my career, and they both happened here, and just the appreciation, it’s fun,” Ross said. “It’s a great feeling and one I think I’ll cherish for a long, long time.”
That home run was his fifth of the season. He only hit one all season last year and in yesterday’s victory again showed the depth and diversity in the Cub’s lineup. Jon Lester didn’t have his best game but the lefty dug down deep when there was a bases loaded situation only giving up a run. They’ll remember those games in October.
“I don’t think the guys are concerned about that,” Lester said. “We’re just trying to worry about us and who we’re playing. I think that’s what makes us really good is we live in the moment. We either enjoy the victory or talk about the loss and move on to the next one. “Obviously, it’s nice to have a cushion, but you can’t worry about leads right now. We have a lot of baseball to go.”
Ok, so it’s Father’s Day. The blue bats are out and this picture was taken at Wrigley Field last May. Ironically enough the Cubs were playing the Pirates and Arrieta was on the hill. It was one of his few losses. Even though the Cubs lost, it was a great game and we had a lot of fun even Darcy ran the bases. We’re heading to Pittsburgh in July to see the Cubs play. It’s going to be awesome.