Brittany Ross just shakes her head. She doesn’t know why her husband put up with it all.
Robbie Ross endured relentless hazing his rookie season, but always had a smile on his face. The Texas Rangers’ veteran bullpen didn’t take it easy on the lone Opening Day rookie reliever last year, making the 22-year-old Robbie put on the most ridiculous outfits throughout the season.
Nobody will forget Cowboy Robbie Ross trotting out to the bullpen before each game with a vest, straw hat and toy shotgun along with a pink backpack. Or the time Robbie wore the wrong jersey during a game, participated in a cow-milking contest and lost a pant leg from a pair of jeans for being tardy one day.
“He loved it, I hated it,” Brittany said. “I wanted to know who did what and what car they drove. But he’s always happy. He’s never in a bad mood for more than 30 seconds. It’s almost annoying, but that’s what attracted me to him.”
Brittany and Robbie met their sophomore year at Lexington (Ky.) Christian High School and have been attached at the hip ever since.
“They locked up and nobody else even got a glimmer,” Robbie’s father, Chuck Ross, said laughing.
Robbie knew in high school that Brittany was the woman for him, although he admitted he didn’t know how people would accept their interracial relationship. Brittany is of African-American descent, while Robbie is white.
Rookie treatment didn’t wipe smile off Robbie Ross’ face
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Mar 14