Bryant has been the subject of criticism during his pandemic season, whether it be due to his numbers in a small sample size or injuries. When asked about that criticism Sunday, the Cubs third baseman flatly said, “I don’t give a sh**.”
Ross didn’t see Bryant’s interview on Saturday but offered support Sunday when informed by media what the third baseman said.
“For Kris Bryant to say I don’t give a sh**, I think that’s a powerful statement,” Ross said. “That makes me smile. I like that.
“I tell him all the time he needs more I-don’t-give-a-sh**. I hadn’t used the word sh** It’s good he’s getting to that space.”
Bryant, who hit a grand slam in his return to the lineup Saturday, carried over his hot bat on Sunday. He hit a home run in the second inning against the White Sox.