Former Cubs catcher David Ross is not happy with the NL Cy Young vote
CHICAGO – Standing in front of thousands at the Cubs’ rally at Hutchinson field on November 4th, he was grateful for the retirement gift his teammates got for him two days earlier.
David Ross held the Commissioner’s Trophy high above his head with pride as his 15-year career came to an end with a World Series championship.
The catcher was a critical part of the Cubs’ first title team in 108-years not only with his catching skills and timely hitting but also his ability to mentor all of the players in the clubhouse. For him they were brothers, not just teammates.
Maybe that’s why “Grandpa Rossy” showed a bit of anger when two of his teammates were slighted in the National League Cy Young voting on Wednesday.
When Kyle Hendricks and Jon Lester didn’t win the award for best pitcher, Ross posted this on Twitter about two-and-a-half hours after the results were read.
“Sums up how I’m feeling right about now…No disrespect but
@JLester34 and @kylehendricks28 are my boys!,” said Ross when the Nationals’ Max Scherzer was voted as the Cy Young winner by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Above that was a GIF of Ross smashing a fax machine in frustration. This was part of a campaign to get the catcher to the All-Star game in his final year with the Cubs. Keeping with the “Grandpa Rossy” theme, Ross encouraged fans to vote through rotary telephone and fax machine.