Chicago Cubs: David Ross under more pressure in short season
Chicago Cubs: The reason David Ross feels he has to win
To the great credit of the Tom Rickett’s family, almost anyone you talk to will tell you that the Chicago Cubs are hands down, a great organization to work for. If the little people love their company that much, imagine what it’s’s like at the very highest levels of the organization?
Well, if Maddon’s departure is any kind of measuring stick, it seems like even the high paid managers want to stick around the organization. Maddon knows he has a future home in Chicago also if it’s just autograph sessions for the guy who managed the last Championship Chicago Cubs team; it pays to be a Cub.
Imagine if Ross, in his first year as the Cubs manager, makes a run for it and wins the short season championship. Ross could almost write his own ticket anywhere in Chicago from Mayor to owning his own Bistro. It’s that kind of pressure that has Ross scrambling to figure it out as fast as possible.
Ross is feeling that same pressure as anyone who wants to impress his organization, and although he has time to figure it out with a three-year deal, he has already lost half a season and not learned anything new about his players, coaches, or club. Ross is smart enough to know that if he wins this short season, the hangover effect will probably last his contract. So for Ross, there is a benefit for the Cubs to win the short season.