Cubs catcher David Ross, likely in Philadelphia for the final time during his playing career, decided to check a few things off of his Philly-centric bucket list this week, as ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick details.
Ross hadn’t eaten a cheesesteak at Genos, but teammate Matt Szczur took care of that on Monday.
Ross raced Rizzo up the steps at the Philadelphia Musuem of Art, as immortalized in “Rocky”.
Finally, Ross got a picture taken with the Phillie Phanatic — widely considered to be the best mascot in sports — before Tuesday’s game.
As someone from the area, it’s always nice when anyone takes a genuine interest in the city. There are a lot of really cool things to enjoy about Philly. As an athlete who travels from city to city, it’s understandable that Ross was only able to scratch the surface, but hopefully he had a great time scratching those items off of his bucket list.