After travelling across the country following the Chicago Cubs’ World Series triumph, retiring catcher David Ross had one more thing to do before he could enter into his retirement years.
He had to clean out his locker.
On Tuesday night, Ross posted a picture to his Twitter account of his empty locker stall in the Cubs’ clubhouse, and he left with a very simple message to Major League Baseball:
Locker room cleanout day is always an emotional one for players, but for Ross, it’s especially poignant this year. After announcing in spring training that he was retiring from the sport after the season, Ross went on to have one of the best years of his career, and he capped it off with a home run in Game 7 of the World Series as the Cubs clinched their first championship in 108 years.
There’s no telling what will come next for Ross and his family, but while his time on the field has come to an end, the impact that he made on the Cubs has been made clear for everyone to see, and now he has a championship ring to commemorate it.