David Ross Cubs Jul 4, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Chicago Cubs manager David Ross (3) argues a call with home plate umpire Erich Bacchus (12) during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 in a wild game on the Fourth of July, but Cubs manager David Ross was livid about the game’s umpiring in his postgame media session.

Ross complained about Tuesday’s strike zone from home plate umpire Erich Bacchus (and was ejected by Bacchus for questioning balls and strikes in the 11th inning), a non-interference call that allowed a Brewers run to score, and the decision to close the retractable roof at American Family Field in the middle of the game.

“I know it’s not an easy job. But some of the pitches that got called today weren’t even close. It’s got to be better. They’re closing the roof to get rid of the shadows late. Just a lot of bull—- that went on today that just was really frustrating… I f—ing thought it was horse—-. I don’t f—ing know.”

Ahead of Wednesday’s Cubs-Brewers game, Ross told the media that he got a phone call from his mother about the tirade, with his mother asking, “Are you okay?”

Ross added that he “doesn’t love that f-bombs came out.”

Additionally, Ross told the media on Wednesday that it was “really un-American to close the roof” on the Fourth of July.


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