The Chicago Cubs fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates again on Thursday night. The second consecutive loss to the Buccos sent the Cubs down to a record of 79-74. Following the tough defeat, they’re tied with the Miami Marlins for the third National League Wild Card spot. Manager David Ross wasn’t thrilled after the game but once again found out it’s a tough crowd in the Windy City.
Ross made unflattering comments about the adversary following the Cubs’ 8-6 loss to the Pirates. Jesse Rogers of ESPN posted that Ross said, “That’s not a good team that just took 2 out of 3 from us. Or not our caliber of team, I believe.” Ross added that the team has to “turn it around. It’s on me. It’s on the guys in the room.”
David Ross, postgame after the Cubs 8-6 loss to the Pirates: “That’s not a good team that just took 2 out of 3 from us. Or not our caliber of team I believe. We have to turn it around. Its on me. Its on the guys in the room."
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) September 22, 2023
Ross might be correct in saying that the Pirates aren’t a “good” team. They are 72-81 this season and well out of contention for the MLB Postseason. But, with that being said, they’re certainly interesting comments to make in the situation. It’s frustrating, for sure, to drop two of three to a team lower than you now.
However, many took the comments as Ross being a sore loser.
Maybe don’t give up 21 runs in 2 games to said “not good team” https://t.co/O0NVbNAZ4R
— Dante Acerbo (@dacerbo) September 22, 2023
Disrespecting the team that just punked you. Yikes. https://t.co/u5Et0cvgiG
— 💙 💛 ⚾️ Brooke (fan account) 💚 💛🏈 (@_Brooke22) September 22, 2023
The Pirates aren’t good. He’s right. But neither are the Cubs. And neither is Ross. Unduly cocky as a player when I covered him in Pittsburgh, unbelievably clueless and classless as a manager. https://t.co/z8EvBa1ece
— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) September 22, 2023
Man. I used to really like David Ross. He’s turned into such a loser. https://t.co/pAcdNT9tV5
— Bryce Spalding (@bryce_spalding) September 22, 2023
David Ross is a plantar fasciitis quote away from truly becoming a total tool https://t.co/SZKfygUu5s
— Josh Rowntree (@JRown32) September 22, 2023
It’s a tough look for both Ross and the Cubs as they continue to slide. With their tie with the Marlins, the team could be on the brink of missing the playoffs after going on a tear to get to this point. It would be a disappointing end to what looked like a promising second half.