Grandpa Rossy takes us back to 1990 with an acoustic cover of Vanilla Ice's 'Ice Ice Baby'
On July 2, 1990, the Cubs were 34-45 and 13 games out of first place in the NL East. But the team's roster that year was more fun than that record might suggest, considering it included future Hall of Famers Greg Maddux and Andre Dawson and future MLB managers Ryne Sandberg, Joe Girardi and Lloyd McClendon.
Back then, current Cubs backstop David Ross was just a 13-year-old kid growing up in the American southeast, getting ready to begin a baseball career as a Florida High School Demon (yup, that was really his high school's name and mascot combo).
And, apparently, Ross was spending his free time memorizing the lyrics to Vanilla's Ice's "Ice Ice Baby," because a new post on the Grandpa Rossy Instagram account run by Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant showcases Ross jammin' out with an acoustic cover of the timeless hit:
Now, a more passionate Ice fan with a more refined palate for '90s nostalgia probably would have gone for the follow-up single "Ninja Rap," especially considering the Ninja Turtles tie-in. But we're still picking up what Rossy's putting down here. There's no amount of money we wouldn't pay to see "Grandpa Rossy & Bryzzo" play a full set of '90s covers at a dive bar near Spring Training. Can Bryant yodel? Because somebody's gonna have to break out their Dolores O'Riordan impression.