David Ross -- a.k.a Grandpa Rossy -- became the oldest Cub to homer in the postseason
As you might have heard, Cubs catcher
The joke's on them, though, because while he might be pushing 40, all Ross has done this year is rake. He hit 10 homers in the regular season, his most since 2007 -- including a magical long ball during his final home game -- and posted a solid .784 OPS.
And now that he's reached October, he's taken his age from punchline to the record books. With the Cubs trailing, 1-0, in the top of the third inning of NLDS Game 4 against the Giants, Ross took San Francisco starter
Oh, and he followed that up by catching
That homer turned out to be pretty big -- thanks to a four-run ninth, the Cubs snuck by the Giants with a 6-5 win to advance to the NLCS. Chicago will meet the winner of Game 5 between the Dodgers and Nationals on Thursday, and Game 1 gets underway Saturday on FOX/FS1.