The Chicago Tribune talked with Chicago Cub David Ross about Dancing With The Stars. David tells them he hadn’t been around his team mates in a while and all they wanted to do was talk about his dancing. Below is more and how David is working hard and having fun…
Ross and partner Lindsay Arnold are set to perform a jazz-style dance to 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop” as part of the ABC series’ Vegas night. The Cubs special assistant to baseball operations spoke to the Tribune about his time in the competition from Arizona, where he was visiting the team during spring training.
“I was in the dugout the other day, and they were asking me all about what’s it like,” Ross said. “It’s weird, I wanted to talk baseball — I hadn’t been around the guys in a long time — and they wanted to talk dancing.”
Ross said it’s “really great” that his teammates have supported him in the competition. The March 20 season premiere featured a live feed of pitcher Jake Arrieta and first baseman Anthony Rizzo sporting “Lady and the Gramp” shirts, a nod to the Ross and Arnold theme.
The 40-year-old, who is known as “Grandpa Rossy,” said his ankles, calves and feet are sore, but he’s lost a few pounds and his body is acclimating to the switch from ballpark to ballroom.
Ross and Arnold scored a 27 out of 40 on Monday’s episode after dancing the cha cha to Young MC’s “Bust a Move.” The judges praised Ross’ effort, but criticized his footwork.
“I don’t know whether the adrenaline got the most of me or I don’t know what my real deal was, but I think that the criticism is good. It’s warranted,” Ross said. “You know, I’m not a dancer, and I’m working hard to do the best I can and I’m having fun.”
More at the Chicago Tribune.