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Cory Ross is a speedy lead-off hitter known for his winning smile and his base-running ability, setting the table for the middle of the Steaks lineup.
A local product, born and raised in Southlake, Ross was primed to take over the Ross Oil empire from his father, but when he learned of the ecological damage his father's oil pipeline had caused, the young Ross made the decision to leave behind his family's legacy. The decision was a contentious one in the Ross household, with his father insistent that Ross take the mantle of Chief Enigmatic Oiler. However, Ross was determined to make up for his family's mess, and so he struck out on his own. For the next several years, Ross wandered the countryside, picking up litter, helping with community clean-up projects, and teaching the locals about the joys of being environmentally safe, enjoying the freedom from his family and earning his own way.
Time on the Steaks
Ross eventually returned to the DFW Metroplex and discovered the George Foreman Stadium after a party. It was a mess, food waste in the recycling bins, cardboard in the dumpster, Cory knew what he had to do. In what we can only assume was a montage, Cory was able to clean up the entire stadium, going so far as to add solar panels and an entire forest of trees on the fifth floor. When Conner Haley discovered Cory the next morning, they played a few rounds of catch, bonding over their mutual love of barbeque and the environment. After discovering Cory's hidden talent of fielding, Conner offered him a spot on the Steaks' lineup. Cory agreed. In his first game, he stepped up to home plate facing pitcher Mike Townsend of the Seattle Garages. Wielding his father's oil baron cane in the shape of an oil drill, Cory made contact with a slow curve-ball, sending it deep into left field. As he rounded the bases, he saw a subtle nod from Coach, who looked down from the top of the stadium, and Ross knew he had found his new home.
Ross was a staple of the Steaks’ lineup for years on end. Between his boundless passion and positive energy, he was part of the emotional center of the team. Thanks to Ross’s background in environmental science, the Steaks had a teamwide passion for environmental consciousness and justice.
Time on the Lift
Eventually Ross became interested in traveling to another team to learn about their environment and help them develop better ecological programs. When he heard rumors about the Lazarus Pit beneath the Legscraper, Ross became instantly fascinated and petitioned for a year-long transfer to the Tokyo Lift to better study the Pit and its surroundings.
Ross spent most of his time in Tokyo studying the Lazarus Pit, and became the first resident scientist in the Stijn Strongbody Memorial Laboratory for Ecological Sciences. He conducted research into the Pit itself and its effects on local wildlife, as well as what happens when the Legscraper walks somewhere else. Ross also became friends with Grollis Zephyr, the steward of the Lazarus Pit and expert on its effects. The two kept in touch after Ross returned to Dallas in the following elections.
Cory, excited about being a blood siphon in Season 10 by @MLeeLunsford