Maddon jokes Ross' relief work and HR must be first since Babe Ruth

With the wild-card contending Chicago Cubs getting blown out Sunday by the last-place Philadelphia Phillies one day after being no-hit, and on the verge of being swept, catcher David Ross provided a little relief, and maybe even a release for the struggling club. The 38-year-old backup catcher was summoned to take the mound to mop things up in the ninth. Making his second pitching...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Catcher David Ross Pitches Perfect Inning, Hits Home Run (Videos)

David Ross: Greatest baseball player of all-time. OK, not really. But the former Boston Red Sox backstop had himself a game in Sunday’s 11-5 loss, though all in one inning of work. With Ross’ Chicago Cubs being blown out 11-4 by the Philadelphia Phillies the day after getting no-hit for the first time in 50 years by Cole Hamels, the 38-year-old entered the game to help save the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs catcher Ross mouths off from the dugout, gets tossed

Cubs catcher David Ross wasn't pleased with home plate umpire Paul Schrieber during Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. Thing is, Ross wasn't even playing. He got infuriated from the dugout while Dexter Fowler was at the plate. Ross was screaming from the dugout, Schrieber told him to hush up, Ross responded and then got the hook. The video shows the outburst, and you...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 4, Braves 1 (7/19/15)

OSS: Cubs cruise to another win behind Jay Carrieta Three up 1. Jake Arrieta had another dominating performance, striking out ten in seven innings. Over his last six starts, he’s pitched 46.2 innings, giving up five runs and seven walks, striking out 54. Since we saw so much of Samardzija with the Cubs, his Transformation seems more baffling, but Arrieta might be an even bigger...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Midseason Grade Report: Chicago Cubs

Everyone’s favorite loser, the Chicago Cubs, have been having a decent 2015 season so far, but they are underplaying their high expectations that were set at the beginning of the year. Even so, they sit in third place in the NL Central, behind two of baseball’s best teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates. They were 47-40 at the half, and with any luck can strike...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Vedder Leads Cubs in Song

Just a stone’s throw from Wrigley Field sits The Metro and Thursday night, the popular Windy City concert venue played host to the fourth annual Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago…a fundraiser to raise money for Cubs Charities and team president Theo Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later. Anyway, before the night was over, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was joined on stage by several...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester, David Ross and Miguel Montero

Last night was a good night for Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs, until the seventh inning. With David Ross hitting the seven day disabled list, that meant that everyone’s dream would come true and Miguel Montero would finally be the starting catcher for Lester; which would prove that Ross was just taking up a roster spot. This is a hope for fans, because some believe that means...
Via World Series Dreaming
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs place Ross on disabled list

  The Cubs have placed catcher David Ross on the seven-day disabled list with a mild concussion, according to CSN Chicago. "I was a little off a couple days ago. I'm probably always a little off. It's hard to tell what's norm for me," Ross joked to CSN Chicago. "I had a three-day headache that was going on and some nausea and some small symptoms that were going on the day after...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs select Richard's contract, place Ross on 7-day DL

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have selected left-hander Clayton Richard's contract from Triple-A Iowa in time for Saturday's start against the Miami Marlins and placed catcher David Ross on the seven-day concussion disabled list. They also selected catcher Taylor Teagarden's contract from Iowa and optioned right-hander Donn Roach to Triple-A on Saturday. Infielder Tommy La Stella...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Cubs 2, Mets 0

The Mets (40-39) were defeated by the Cubs (41-35) by a score of 2-0 tonight at Citi Field. After a 1,2,3 first inning from Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson singled to lead off for the Mets, but Jon Lester picked up a pair of strikeouts and got Daniel Murphy to ground out to end the inning. Starlin Castro, who had just twelve extra-base hits coming into tonight, doubled in the second...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon’s Magician Visit One of Many Tricks up Chicago Cubs Skipper’s Sleeves

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon center, argues with home plate umpire Andy Fletcher right, as catcher David Ross left, looks on during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Chicago. Los Angeles won 4-0. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) However trivial it may have seemed, Joe Maddon’s decision to hold a meeting in the visitor’s...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber making a name for himself

The Chicago Cubs have had a solid season this year (35-29), but have yet to have consistent play from the catching position. The Cubs have used three catchers this year, Miguel Montero, David Ross, and Welington Castillo. Montero is the main catcher, appearing in 54 games and hitting for a .240 batting average with nine home runs. Ross has appeared in 32 games, and is hitting .167...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Cubs be buyers at trade deadline?

  If the Cubs keep playing well they could be buyers at the trade deadline, perhaps adding depth or some additional bullpen help. While it remains to be seen what the Cubs will do, catcher David Ross has been on teams that have bought at the deadline and knows what kind of boost it can provide the team. “When I was in Boston, they went out and got Jake Peavy in ’13,” Ross...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Holy Sh*t! Rajai Davis Robs David Ross With An Amazing Catch

Get ready to watch one of the most athletic plays you’ll ever see a baseball player make. In the second inning of Tuesday night’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers, Rajai Davis robbed David Ross of a two-run home run. It wasn’t your usual home run-robbing catch; Davis showed us all just how high he is able to jump. Davis raced back toward left-center field, timed...
Via Sports Mockery
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Rajai Davis leaping catch robs David Ross of home run

Giving up the home run ball has been a problem for Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez this season. He’s served up 13 long balls this season, tied for the most among AL pitchers. That’s quite a spike for a pitcher who allowed 25 homers combined during his past three seasons. Facing the Cubs Tuesday night, Sanchez was about to give up home run No. 14 to David Ross. But Rajai Davis helped...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Rajai Davis leaping catch robs David Ross of home run

Giving up the home run ball has been a problem for Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez this season. He’s served up 13 long balls this season, tied for the most among AL pitchers. That’s quite a spike for a pitcher who allowed 25 homers combined during his past three seasons. Facing the Cubs Tuesday night, Sanchez was about to give up home run No. 14 to David Ross. But Rajai Davis helped...
Via The Outside Corner
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Is David Ross Really That Bad?

by CubsfaninCA A lot of people have been complaining since we signed David Ross.  Many felt we had to give up a better catcher (Welly) for very little as a result. Others say Lester shouldn’t have a “personal catcher.” But mostly everyone talks about how he’s an automatic out in the lineup.  Well, folks, he’s a backup catcher. They have been a topic on Cubs message boards...
Via Cub Reporter
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs C David Ross picked off Clint Robinson at 1st to end game...& he was stoked!

Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross picked off Washington National Clint Robinson at first base to end the game last night...and he was quite pleased.Quite. [Clubhouse Cancer] .@D_Ross3, the human #FireEmoji. Watch: http://t.co/CTaD5jhSZI #LetsGo pic.twitter.com/Rbt2qwvfL9— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 5, 2015Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs 2, Nats 1 (6/4/15)

OSS: David Ross bails out a shaky Hector Rondon in a poorly umpired game. Three up 1. David Ross ended the game on a pickoff throw to first base that probably should have been called safe. He threw out three baserunners on the day, though two of them could have been safe… Solid defense by Addison Russell and Anthony Rizzo late in the game helped keep it close. 2. Jake Arrieta was...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs 2, Royals 1 (5/31/15)

(Now with correct score!) OSS: The wind was the true winner of this game. Three up: 1. The wind was certainly helping all the pitchers today, but members of the Cubs pen not named Travis Wood came through today. Wood aside, they pitched 5 1/3 innings of shutout ball, allowing just one hit, two walks, and striking out seven. Grimm had the best performance, striking out three out of...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ross hits winning single in 11th, Cubs beat Royals 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) David Ross hit an RBI single with one out in the 11th inning Sunday, lifting the Chicago Cubs over the Kansas City Royals 2-1. The Cubs and Royals split the abbreviated two-game series. Saturday's game was rained out and will be made up at Wrigley Field during the last week of the regular season. Ross delivered the fifth game-ending hit of his career, a bases-loaded...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Once beaten down by years of losing, Cubs' Castro is a star reborn

The Chicago Cubs’ two new veteran catchers, Miguel Montero and David Ross, weren’t impressed by shortstop Starlin Castro in spring training. Montero says Castro was, “a little bit too cool for school.” Ross says he actually was worried, wondering if Castro lacked fire. Neither catcher is worried now. Nor is any other Cubs player, coach or team executive. While the Cubs...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ Prospects Show Early Success

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with closer Travis Wood, left, and catcher David Ross after they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 in a baseball game Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) There was hope around Chicago’s north side heading into the baseball season this year. The Chicago Cubs have always been surrounded with hope...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ross: Blake Swihart Faces ‘Learning Curve’ In Jump To Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Blake Swihart has been a major league catcher for all of two weeks. There will be growing pains. Just ask David Ross, a 14-year veteran who signed with the Chicago Cubs over the offseason after spending the last two seasons with the Boston Red Sox. Ross told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford by phone earlier this week he couldn...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates (17-18) vs Chicago Cubs (19-15)

The Pirates are coming off a split with their cross-state ‘rivals’, and if you had asked me four days ago which of these NL Central-NL East four game sets was going to be a sweep, I would have bet heavily on the Pirates. But that’s baseball. A lot of their position players have been underperforming this year, including last year’s breakout player Josh Harrison, who has a...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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