David Ross was almost forced to postpone retirement because of a bet with Kyle Schwarber.
If Schwarber pulled that off, he really would've been considered superhuman.
Grandpa Rossy hopped on Rob Bradford's podcast on WEEI.com this week and talked about how his yearlong retirement tour almost became a moot point when the terms of the bet were activated:
"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. 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.
"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. 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.
"It was kinda weird, all that was going on and winning the World Series. When your teammates pick you up and carry you off the field, I think that's game-set-match right there."
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Ross also said he was still weighing whether or not he should retire as late as September, just because he enjoyed being around this Cubs team so much.
It was a good week for Schwarber, too, who spent Thursday in Houston hanging out with Cris Carter:
Schwarber also hopped on the Dan Le Batard Show and said his dancing moves are a cross between Jesus and Michael Jackson and showed off his pipes with a rendition of "Wagon Wheel" on a short - yet wildly entertaining - appearance.