Dream Team: A Week with Cubs’ Modern Family Reveals Unmatched Off-Field Bond

May 23, 2016 by  

CHICAGO — "Antonio!"

Anthony Rizzo, padding across the carpet in the Chicago Cubs' home clubhouse three hours before game time, grins as he moves toward Grandpa Rossy, whose suddenly thick Italian accent works nicely with his graying beard and warm smile.


They embrace. This is their daily greeting. David Ross, 39, retiring after this year and the glue of a team tighter than the Wrigley Field seats, stresses the importance of saying hello to everybody each day.

"You've gotta invest in people, right?" Ross says. "You're not going to be very good if y...

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