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The ultimate selfie: Ross captures moment at parade

MLB.com @CarrieMuskat

CHICAGO -- What do you do when 5 million fans show up to congratulate you on winning a World Series championship? You take a selfie. That's what David Ross did.

The veteran catcher, who is retiring after this season, took advantage of a moment on the stage during the Cubs' celebration at Grant Park on Friday to take a photo of himself with some of his teammates and the sea of fans packed into Hutchinson Field.

CHICAGO -- What do you do when 5 million fans show up to congratulate you on winning a World Series championship? You take a selfie. That's what David Ross did.

The veteran catcher, who is retiring after this season, took advantage of a moment on the stage during the Cubs' celebration at Grant Park on Friday to take a photo of himself with some of his teammates and the sea of fans packed into Hutchinson Field.

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Known as "Grandpa Rossy" to his teammates, Ross was the last player introduced on stage.

"Chicago!" Ross shouted to the crowd. "Look what the boys got me!"

And he pointed to the Commissioner's Trophy.

Ross then thanked his family, his parents and his teammates for a wild ride in his final big league season.

"How about a quick selfie?" Ross said. "Everybody, hands up."

Teammates Dexter Fowler, Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm, Willson Contreras, Travis Wood, Kris Bryant and Miguel Montero joined Ross and the thousands of fans in the background of the photo. Ross then posted it on Twitter.

Tweet from @D_Ross3: You're beautiful Chicago! Thank you pic.twitter.com/au0aAUWYxR

"Love you, Chicago, thank you," Ross said. "Thank you, fans."

Tweet from @D_Ross3: One last THANK YOU! ❤️️ pic.twitter.com/G1xZWQBxwb

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast.

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