Ross Gload, you lied to us. You were a hot prospect we got from the Marlins in 2000 who tricked us into thinking you were crap, so we didn’t protect you and lost you to Colorado. As it turns out, you developed into a pretty damn good fourth outfielder while you were in Chicago. On the South Side. You bastard.
We don’t miss you. We like Cliff Floyd.
While Gload is sitting at home polishing his World Series ring, I wonder if he ever thinks about that team on the North Side of Chicago who gave him his first Major League at-bats. And I wonder if he feels bad for “rewarding” them by hitting .197 and slugging .355. And then I wonder why I’m wondering about Ross Gload polishing his ring. And then I get confused and angry and yell at my dogs. Thanks a lot, Ross.
Low Point: In 2000, in games in which Gload made an appearance, the Cubs went 3-15, good for a meager .167 winning percentage. I blame Gload.
Did You Know? This past offseason, the Sox traded Gload to the Kansas City Royals for another one-time Cub prospect, Andy Sisco.