Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross, easily the most beloved member of the team, was pressed into duty during Game 7 of the World Series as Jon Lester’s personal catcher. After making a throwing error and taking a rare two-run wild pitch to the head, it appeared Joe Maddon’s move had backfired. But Ross responded by blasting a solo home run to center field in the sixth inning to open the Cubs’ lead up to 6-3.
A few hours and several life-changing events later, he was a world champion yet again. His teammates showed their massive appreciation for his veteran leadership by interrupting an interview to carry him off of the field.
Living in some feel-good Disney movie must be nice. Like a lot of Chicagoans, Ross has probably had to pinch himself a few times to make sure all this really happened.
But it did. It finally did.