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CLEVELAND — You think you were a basket case watching World Series Game 7? Imagine how the players must have felt.

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo turned to veteran catcher David Ross when things got tense. Ross was miked up for the game, so viewers got hear what they had to say:

Here is the full conversation transcribed:

Rizzo: I can’t control myself right now. I’m trying my best.
Ross: It’s understandably so, buddy.
Rizzo: I’m emotional.
Ross: I hear ya.
Rizzo: I’m an emotional wreck.
Ross: Well, it’s only going to get worse. Just continue to breathe. That’s all you can do, buddy. It’s only gonna get worse.
Rizzo: I’m in a glass case of emotion right now.
Ross: Wait until the 9th with this three-run lead.


World Series Game 7 was Ross’ final game before his retirement. His home run in the sixth inning gave the Cubs a three-run lead. Even though he was a Cub for only two seasons, “Grandpa Rossy” will truly be missed.