Cubs Players Mess with Retiring Teammate David Ross, Give Him a Scooter

via @CarrieMuskat
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 3, 2016

Thirty-eight-year-old David Ross is entering his 15th and final MLB season, and knowing that his retirement is right around the corner, the Chicago Cubs catcher's teammates are having some fun this spring with the man they affectionately call "Grandpa Rossy."

It's just what youngsters do.

On Wednesday, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and third baseman Kris Bryant had to help the cane-using Ross in the clubhouse:

A day later, Cubs players helped the veteran catcher get around easier by giving him his own motorized scooter, complete with a personalized license plate:

Rizzo and Bryant have even gone as far as creating a "Grandpa Rossy" Instagram page to document the retirement tour:

Because why not?

To his credit, Ross is taking this all in stride:

While all of that is just players messing with an older teammate,'s Carrie Muskat reported recently that outfielder Jason Heyward—who was Ross' teammate with the Atlanta Braves from 2010 to 2012 and now with the Cubs—will be footing the bill to give Ross his own hotel suite whenever the team is on the road this season.

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