In the vibrant heart of Wrigleyville, a community bound by the threads of baseball and unity, we stand to honor the legacy of David Ross, the esteemed former manager of the Chicago Cubs. With David Ross’s departure, we embrace a fresh chapter in the dugout and look forward to continued growth for the Cubs and our vibrant neighborhood.

David Ross’s tenure at Wrigley Field was marked by remarkable achievements. As a player, he was pivotal in the Cubs’ curse-breaking 2016 World Series victory, his leadership in the clubhouse as vital as his critical home run in Game 7 that will echo through Wrigleyville lore for generations. His transition to manager saw the Cubs reach the playoffs in 2020, an accomplishment made all the more impressive amidst the challenges of a global pandemic.

Ross’s managerial career was characterized by his infectious energy and steadfast commitment. He celebrated each triumph with unbridled joy and met each setback with grace. His unwavering belief in the team’s potential steered the Cubs through seasons of uncertainty, leaving an imprint of resilience and hope.

The Chicago Cubs, under Ross’s guidance, became more than a team—they became a unifying force that reinvigorated our local businesses and brought the community together in celebration and support. The anticipation of each game under Ross’s leadership brought an electric atmosphere to our neighborhood, as fans gathered to cheer on their beloved team.

As we bid David Ross farewell, we reflect on a legacy that is not defined by statistics but by the enduring impact he has made on our community. His accolades as a two-time World Series champion, both as a player and as a coach, his role in guiding the Cubs to the playoffs, and his embodiment of the Cubs’ fighting spirit have solidified his place in the annals of Chicago history.

Today, we express our deepest gratitude to David Ross for the memories, the triumphs, and the unwavering commitment to our Cubs. His legacy will not be measured in wins or losses but in the indelible mark he has left on our community. As Ross moves forward, he carries with him the gratitude and affection of countless Cubs fans and the Wrigleyville community.

Thank you, David Ross, for the championships, the celebrations, and your unwavering dedication to our Cubs. As you embark on your next adventure, you carry with you the respect and warmth of the entire Wrigleyville community. Your spirit will forever inspire us, and your contributions will never be forgotten. Farewell, Ross, and thank you for the incredible journey.

CREDIT: New York Times

David Ross with the World Series trophy on Friday at the Chicago Cubs’ winter fan convention.Credit…Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press