Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross won’t be donning the blue pinstripes next season, but that doesn’t mean the retiring star is going to stay completely away from Wrigley Field.
In an interview earlier this week with WGN, Ross said that he wants to catch a game at the Friendly Confines, but instead of wearing his jersey, he’s got an ulterior motive for attending a Cubs game.
“I told (Anthony) Rizzo that I was going to get a seat behind first base and heckle him for a few games, just to make sure he’s doing his thing,” Ross said.
Ross and Rizzo developed a very close bond during Ross’ time with the Cubs, and Rizzo was one of the masterminds behind the Grandpa Rossy Instagram account that chronicled Ross’ 2016 season. During the team’s rally in Grant Park following their World Series championship, Rizzo broke down into tears when discussing his love of the catcher.
Even though he won’t be on the roster next season, Ross knows that his affection for his teammates will carry over into next season as the Cubs defend their championship.
“For sure I’ll see these guys,” he said. “I’m connected to these guys for the rest of my life. That’s what I’m most happy about.”