4. A Wrigley Field Farewell
The Cubs finished off their 2016 at Wrigley facing the St. Louis Cardinals with absolutely nothing at stake. The Cubs had a 17.5 game lead on the Red Birds so fans could have really cared less about what the score was.
What they DID care about though was sending David Ross out of Wrigley Field in style. Before the series opener, the Cubs played the following video on the jumbo tron and I was lucky enough to be in attendance at the game.
I may or may not have cried when they played this.
To an amazing teammate and an even better person.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 23, 2016
Two nights later, on the last home game of the season, Cubs skipper Joe Maddon gave Ross the proper send off that he deserved. In the top of the seventh, Maddon visited the mound but instead of calling in for a relief pitcher, he subbed Ross out so he could get one last ovation at Wrigley Field.
Dammit. Did someone bring the onions back?