Since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, former catcher David Ross has talked a lot about his life after playing baseball.

While he has joined the Cubs' front office, it's a safe bet no one saw that man lovingly referred to as "Granpa Rossy" strutting his stuff on a show like "Dancing With The Stars."

The surprise announcement was made on Wednesday morning as all of the contestants on the show were shown off on the morning's episode of "Good Morning America."

Now Cubs fans everywhere are going to have a reason to watch the reality show and hope Ross can bring home another championship.

One Chicago Cub knew it was coming

While most Cubs fans likely were quite surprised about Ross appearing on "Dancing with the Stars" it's clear at least one of his former teammates was given an early warning about the new signing.

During the official unveiling of the reality show contestants, the "Good Morning America" cast and crew were discussing all things Cubs and World series with Ross while plugging the dancing show.

Robin Roberts, who has a sports background herself as a former ESPN anchor, told Ross they had a bit of a surprise for the former Cub and then a video was played of Anthony Rizzo greeting his old friend.

Rizzo told Ross that he knew his "hips don't lie" and that he was supposed to "try not to suck". For dedicated Cubs fans, that particular motto has a special place as it was one put in place by last year's team as they made their championship run.

David Ross and his post-Chicago Cubs playing career

Now that he has a World Series Championship under his belt with both the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Redsox, David Ross has managed to parlay his success on the field into an entertainment career.

Not only will the former catcher be helping his former team try to gear up for another championship from the administration side, and appearing on "Dancing with the Stars" but he will also be appearing on ESPN channel. Ross has recently signed a deal to become an analyst for the network.

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