David Ross shines in 'Dancing With The Stars' debut, gets unexpected Skype call from Jake Arrieta and Anthony Rizzo

David Ross shines in 'Dancing With The Stars' debut, gets unexpected Skype call from Jake Arrieta and Anthony Rizzo

David Ross made his "Dancing With The Stars" debut Monday, and he didn't disappoint.

Grandpa Rossy, who capped off his MLB career by hitting a home run in Game 7 and helping the Cubs win their first World Series title in 108 years, dressed up in full uniform and danced to Steve Goodman's "Go Cubs Go" with professional dancer Lindsay Arnold.

He and Arnold drew 7s across the board, good for a score of 28 out of a possible 40. The 40-year-old retired catcher then received an unexpected Skype message from former teammates Jake Arrieta and Anthony Rizzo, prompting Ross to get teary-eyed.

You can vote online at ABC.com. There are no eliminations in the first week.

Here are a few photos from Ross, with words of encouragement to vote:

Almost time! #cubs #mlb #DWTS #LadyandtheGramp

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Preview: Cubs open series vs. Red Sox tonight on CSN Plus

Preview: Cubs open series vs. Red Sox tonight on CSN Plus

The Cubs take on the Boston Red Sox tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with Cubs Pregame Live at 6 p.m. Then catch first pitch with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on Cubs Postgame Live.

Today’s starting pitching matchup: Jake Arrieta (3-0, 3.65 ERA) vs. Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 4.60 ERA)

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CubsTalk Podcast: Top prospect update

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CubsTalk Podcast: Top prospect update

Mick Gillispie — the broadcaster for the Double-A Tennessee Smokies as well as the Cubs' spring training broadcaster — joins Tony Andracki to break down some of the organization's top prospects, analyzing the beginning of the 2017 season for guys Ian Happ, Duane Underwood, Eloy Jimenez, Chesny Young, Victor Caratini and Trevor Clifton.

Mick also explains the wackiest game in Smokies history, how a winning culture has disseminated throughout the Cubs minor-league teams and what the World Series ring ceremony was like in Tennessee.

Check out the latest edition of the CubsTalk Podcast: