Capping an improbable run to the finals, former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross put up a perfect score in his final dance of the season, raising the stakes yet again.
Chicago Cubs fans, David Ross said it best. “Go big or go home.”
Ross and his partner Lindsay Arnold delivered another baseball-themed performance to cap off a lengthy run on Dancing with the Stars. Except this time, one thing changed: his score.
For the first time this year, Team Lady & The Gramp posted a perfect 40 score, giving the beloved fan favorite a real chance to bring home another championship. As expected, Ross gives all the credits to fans across the country, saying they’re the reason he made it to the finals.
When head judge Len Goodman sings your praise, you know you did something right.
"“The only thing missing was a beer and a hot dog. That was fantastic.”"
A clutch performer through and through
At this point, we should expect clutch performances on the big stage from Rossy. Remember, this is the guy who took Andrew Miller deep to center field in Game 7 of the World Series. The guy knows how to go out on top – and hopes he’ll be able to do so one more time before riding off into the retired life.
"“It’s clear why we’re here. It’s not because of the judges,” he said in his pre-dance package. “It’s because of the fans. That’s who we’re dancing for.”"
In their Viennese waltz, Ross and Arnold drew mixed reviews, only increasing the nervousness for fans tuning in across the country. Three of the four judges threw an eight, while Julianne Hough noted their improvement, giving a nine.
Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater wowed everyone with their waltz, throwing a perfect 40. Their first time performing a Viennese waltz, the former NFL standout scored a 32.
Entering this week, Ross and Arnold found themselves at the bottom of the leaderboard. With their perfect score in the freestyle dance, anything can happen in Tuesday night’s season finale. Could Grandpa Rossy bring home a Mirror Ball trophy to go with his World Series ring?