Ross almost postponed retirement because of a bet with Schwarber


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Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series since 1908 and David "Grandpa" Ross was pivotal with his homer in game seven against the Indians in the World Series.

However, Ross lost a bet after having a very productive year with the Cubs that could have led to his return as a player according to Rob Bradford's podcast.

"When I had success, I had a bet with Schwarber and our traveling secretary that if I hit 10 home runs, I was gonna come back," Ross said. "I ended up hitting 10 plus two in the playoffs," Ross said. "I felt like my skill set was kind of diminishing and it was about time for me to leave and I had a decent year in my role."

Ross knew that it was time to leave the Cubs as a player because he was ready for his next role being around his children more.

"I love this game so much, but there's also so many factors why I was leaving the game with my family and the things I want to do with my kids and be at home for," Ross said. "And just being the guy — don't leave the party too late. I'd rather leave early and not be hungover the next day than leave the game with a bad taste in your mouth."


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