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David Ross, happy to be back with the Red Sox

Nov 15, 2012|

Kirk, Rob and Alex talk with newly acquired Red Sox catcher David Ross about his previous stint with the Red Sox, his time with the Atlanta Braves and Florida college football.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Hot stove show on 937. David Ross in a moment first a little breaking news. The American League MVP award goes to Miguel Cabrera of the Triple Crown winner 22 of the 281 place votes in. I wanna say it's a mild upset. But I guess maybe not I told earlier -- -- thought Cabrera went an hour occasionally but still you know both of our -- against the -- -- Cabrera is the MVP will talk about that with Keith law who is not pleased about that after the 7 o'clock hour. I'll be joining us right now in the AT&T hotline is the new catcher for the Boston Red Sox David Ross David it's Turkmen and Alex beer and rob Bradford Boston or you. -- -- -- Who would you rather vote was just say games or Cabrera or is it for a. Yeah how is listing guys like Eric I gotta go I mean I know Mike -- dynamic but if I kind judges as if I'm on a team and I got the game -- a lot of -- on the back and and it's Miguel Cabrera every every time -- twice on Sunday. Let's say that you're catching in either Mike Trout or Miguel Cabrera is. Is on first base sort of the Northern League are mindful of at that point. I'd I'm not a hundred to Baltimore but I'm I don't know where anybody who wants to test. I thought that the one thing I feel like opposite. David now. What would you say is your favorite memory from your first trip here in Boston what stands out from the holidays are here the first time. I was here are about to bite the play elsewhere in -- in eight out there for about two months right it's it's what stands. I think atmosphere beyond trivia. I I had never been around. A well -- As a player is who is helped you bring your A game every night you know that they -- showed up there and it. It's five brutal out. I remember but I never could get out in the bullpen help and now. You know being a third catcher and Papelbon outcome and and it you know -- -- play with Gagne indicated in LA. That was pretty cool but I mean it was so loud house all can't Papelbon came in their work they're clapping and stuff the atmosphere amazing. You miss playoff roster correct. I did I'd be epic tech -- got a little bit that you're hitting in. Actually catching Wakefield. Can catch was was the back up and had them I think all year and they they brought me and -- and luckily and fortunate for me they put me on compound as a third catcher and actually I had so much fun to -- is a great experience for me an alarming. It did that catch you off guard at all or -- -- you kind of adding it up as the days toward the playoffs are coming they -- a. Garnett is why they brought in and you know -- and honestly that's the one thing that I. Regained. I felt like he like talked to Ben and John they just really upfront honest -- field. And you go where when I was there and that's Phelan was really comforting so they it was kind of caught me off guard there are completely -- -- but I -- they brought in for a reason and and and I felt that you not felt like I wasn't. Sure you know. This go around the Red Sox finished the season with -- with Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ryan of our way splitting catching duties down the stretch. Were you expecting the Red Sox be one of the teams in the mix for you in what have they told you about what about expectations for playing. Aram I say I get it. I didn't really have any expectations in the offseason for anything Pittman. You know my agent -- -- -- -- -- and you know -- -- if you are somewhere you really wanna go to read our goat is. The league -- called. There's a lot of interest a lot of teams call which was. Really humbling for me and the -- that they're called in and especially Red Sox and how upfront they were with me so that was a really. I've experienced it's to be a player and to -- you know. I'm a -- that your career that was it was a lot -- was quite streaks starting job up there hit it in the major markets and big time winning teams and then. And Boston. I think the playing time is going to be for me. Just -- a split. You know I don't I don't know obviously matchups or whatever but obviously. They told me it will be more than a packed up and down. And but I'm not going to be the starter I'm not going to be catches six days a week. Which nor that's not what side their side there because of how I was treated so. And obviously they put the best for support financially to so. -- Really doesn't matter to the I wanna be on teams such instantly and I think he has that and whatever role they actually to do government is that not so etiquette no doubt it on the that matter of fact about where. We're starting or whatever you can't get out fast on the bench or -- have played him. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Try to help the incredible. Red Sox catcher David Ross joining us on the hot stove show in 937 David in 2011 you're part of an epic collapse with the Braves or Red Sox have similar collapse in 2011 did not turn it around 2012 you guys were able to do that -- Atlanta. How much credit I guess -- the manager of the players are you guys able to not have that I -- a factor ruin your season right from the start is it as a really did your -- Yeah I don't. We go to a lot more change. In Boston the two different it was a touching that took place irons off the other new guy that's held. You know guys at least Justin. Some young guys -- just seem like an outsider perspective there's a lot of turmoil. We could have or watching I don't know he. We've added. A bench guy may be an open guy and one defense does RD though is that you know. We didn't have any change in manager it was -- same. So we just had to look ourselves in the -- -- players and and we do what -- -- -- you know we just had a played baseball who want to play we had guys that were hurt towards in this. In their yearly collapse. And you know we just we get hit obviously -- simple we just that we have played better baseball you know. Everybody have a bad month it seemed like every fifteen years he had a bad -- fortunately there were other games. And I just happened on the September and instead the rest so I -- a great team they had a bad start and apparently so. You know it's just one of those things that we -- -- well here in we don't tell each other's back we don't care about each other. The thing we never doubted whether I have a few -- give a 100% then that's all you can ask for I don't think. You know education do one thing but you know as a teammate is all I know my teammates are going up their -- is -- can't. To win that thought here well. In after he signed looking into some of your numbers some some stood out you alluded to but you're still in controlling the running game you've got a terrific caught stealing percentage. Over the last out over the last several years. You also have I think the highest with the second highest winning percentage in the majors in games started his catcher of the last a couple of years. And it as well as one of the lowest catchers CRA's of anyone in like the last fifteen years. Do those numbers mean anything to you like what is a meaningful barometer for for what kind of quality player is working behind the plate. -- And and you know I think it's kinda I'm sure the people of Orlando attorney here in from me but. The date that play I try to get Brian McCann. A breeder I'd want him in the game I want him to relax and do we we needed him. Choose if it would -- win a World Series which is the goal. We needed to be healthy at -- to -- acceptable push my goal when I played throughout the year was let me -- in today as long as we got the lead and -- It and I don't I don't get pinch -- for a mark on about the game and how to get feedback car try that. You know has had him warm up and -- to -- in the 83 try to get it Batman nicer. You know whatever so my my goal every day after -- -- -- You know whatever I can do to cup team grandmothers -- to run I know that's the National League. More mentality is some money and run but I how do those things that'll I don't care I try to play good defense. I wanna get the most out of a starting pitcher actually pitcher like that are. I've brother you know -- a local. I care trying to yeah I think it's like a battle between -- two burst their whole lot out. And that type of -- I -- and I care you know I get mad. Where and when they get up because I feel like -- get -- you know if they fail so. You know that's their that's. You know to -- in my head that's how I think and I don't know there's a barometer you know what your backup catcher. You eat you'd -- you don't get exposed as much as as a starting -- sports like number still you know you're able to get it there and and call it different game then there'd be back. By a candidate great job to do so. I think we just start -- off each other and it would benefit from. Hewitt said that there were other teams contrast to his probably tough choice for you to make. When John Farrell get hired as manager of the Red Sox. Did that instantly going your radar as hey you know what that's a drawing -- potential drawing card -- government coming here. Well they EE call lately -- call and talk to me inserted Dan and I think just here. -- third here. Interest in me and where they want it to us to take a team in. And how they want to get actors -- was almost you know eight which I looked at. And and just. You know with quality guys quality time and -- you know to stay here the way they talked about. The game was reassuring -- at the same way I think in we all want to win them all on the same page and everybody kind of working together. W and to. -- -- -- -- They talked -- and and and he said quality player but they talked what the plan because that's something we've debated here for awhile people talking about it venture to some but the plan. They specific I mean in terms of what. Now are really just talking about terms -- you know we wanna get quality talent with quality people and I think that that's the recipe for success you know you know it's easy to say. It and this is just. I play we -- him -- a great person but it just to say Josh Hamilton down on the market. And yet he's the name that's out there this year Zachary the with the with the success -- -- you know maybe the best. That -- like a person or affect either selfish player or you know just the reputation of the game. Particularly consideration that is going out -- -- the best person I think that is a huge huge. Important piece -- especially when you're talking about. The difference between you know -- -- player. And a topic that count the players that the good person and a leader except for example -- play hard every day. And you know we'll play through play when things -- -- went. You know will grind it out when you know nobody wants green you know and so now when when they're just you know. Kind of her whatever you -- do -- think -- -- -- all that did happen and sometimes an 80%. One person is better than a 100% of another so just those kind of people that care about wouldn't care about. Winning baseball I think that was at the massacre and like. You went to Auburn right. Yes I would Auburn or Florida or -- effort -- focus -- -- Auburn football fan you know when you want he's got paper bags and your heads down there weren't. I actually limit the Auburn -- ordered the right idea I don't know -- can't do it that's -- now that's a bad sports teams that do that. This say it'll work out often looked as he thought -- -- also got out of college done there's got all the professional sports -- gotta -- I'll Bobby ability every Kevin Cash actually Texans and told you that you are fraudulent Florida State and so. I'm okay. Waiver or later that you got the definition. Elite MR -- yesterday that's an honest later OK okay let's do it because there are. Our bandwagon and everyone's so I did we appreciate your time thanks a lot. Guys like to talk to the Arctic here. But it does it it's David rusty Red Sox catcher I mean that's rubbed out that's a sports. Bat well it's -- if Florida. I mean it's Florida it's beyond its was and news not is not the best sports fans in college football fans are hard court. Well known and I I honestly I I think that the idea of allegiance and loyalty is drastically overrated. Unless you you -- you've exhibited that many times now expect it to happen.

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