Grandpa's back! David Ross has returned to the Cubs as a special assistant
When the Cubs report for Spring Training next month,
David Ross will be back. He was named special assistant to baseball operations to #Cubs— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) January 13, 2017
We can only assume that these are the things you should expect if you drop in to see Ross' office:
- Werther's Originals.
- A rocking chair instead of a computer chair.
- Ice cold glasses of lemonade, always at the ready.
- World War II documentaries playing in the background.
- Stories about baseball "back in the day" -- even when he's referring to the 2016 season.
Of course, beyond all the gray beard "Grandpa Rossy" jokes, this is also a great signing for the club. A respected leader on a young team, he'll surely be welcomed both in the front office and by the players in the clubhouse. And who knows, if the team needs a veteran catcher midway through the year, who's to say he couldn't make the trip back downstairs and deliver another big hit?