Cubs catcher David Ross is what you call a “journeyman”. Over a 14-year career, he’s been part of seven different major league teams-eight if you count him being on the Red Sox twice.
But his short time with the Cubs has been special. This year he hit his 100th career home run, and he caught his first no-hitter.
Most people don’t consider 39 to be old, but Ross is so much older than his teammates, they call him “Grandpa”. He talked to WBEZ’s Cheryl Raye Stout about being “the grizzled veteran”, and about the special relationship a catcher needs to have with his pitchers