Yes, David Ross has thought about it.
Ross played for the Boston Red Sox in 2013 and 2014 before spending the last two seasons with the Chicago Cubs. The veteran catcher has some fond memories from his time in Boston, as do a few of his Chicago teammates, so as the Cubs and Red Sox stand atop their respective leagues with the Major League Baseball postseason approaching, Ross can’t help but consider a dream World Series scenario.
“This season has been a dream come true for me in so many ways, but to end it playing the Red Sox, that would be the storybook,” Ross recently told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford on the “Bradfo Show” podcast. “I love all those guys. I’m rooting those guys on all the time. I’m in constant contact with a bunch of those guys, coaches included. I miss those guys. I’m always pulling for them. Getting me and David (Ortiz) in the World Series would be pretty neat.”
Ross, like Ortiz, is retiring after this season, although the 39-year-old backstop’s farewell tour hasn’t been quite as publicized as his former teammate’s dominant campaign for Boston. Playing the Red Sox in the World Series would make for an even more memorable send-off.
It also would make for great theater. In addition to Ross, several other members of the Cubs organization — Jon Lester, John Lackey and Theo Epstein, to name a few — also have ties to the Red Sox, hence why a potential Boston-Chicago Fall Classic has been discussed within the walls of Wrigley Field.
“We have such a connection with the city (of Boston) and the (Red Sox) organization, that comes up all the time. We’re talking about David and what he’s doing and what is going on there and all the success that’s happening in Boston,” Ross told Bradford. “Heck yeah, we’ve talked about it. I think the storybook is the Red Sox and Cubs. Two of the oldest franchises in the game. The two best stadiums, in my opinion, in all of baseball. We think about it all the time. If that’s the goal, there wouldn’t be a better place to be than Boston and Chicago.”
Don’t worry, Mr. Ross. We’re thinking about it, too.
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