Red Sox's David Ross finally has his signature moment

Red Sox journeyman David Ross hit a ground-rule double on Monday to score the game-winning run...

Red Sox journeyman David Ross hit a ground-rule double on Monday to score the game-winning run against St. Louis. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:54 PM ET

He came walking into the interview area at Busch Stadium although there is no real proof that his feet ever touched the ground.

David Ross’ child-like joy and wonder, his utter astonishment with where he was and what he had done, not to mention what might happen later this week, is the essence of every little boy’s dream. It took until he was 36, but the journeyman catcher’s baseball odyssey finally brought him to his signature moment.

“I’m just in awe of being in the World Series, really,” said the man with the lumberjack’s beard and the soul of a 12-year-old. “That’s as signature as it gets. I’m on the podium, talking to you guys with the whole World Series (backdrop) behind me, right? That’s what you see on TV. I’m so stoked.”

David Ross has been a big-league catcher for a dozen years, yet has played more than 70 games in only two of those seasons. Only once has he had more than 300 plate appearances. He has played for six teams and just now he’s serving his sec


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