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David Ross Is Writing A Book

The Cubs’ popular retired backup catcher will become an author in 2017.

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Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

So it turns out that David Ross, recently retired from the Cubs, and I have something in common. Or will, next spring, when we’ll both be published authors:

David Ross is writing a book -- co-writing one, actually, with Don Yaeger, a longtime associate editor of Sports Illustrated and nine-time New York Times best-selling author.

The book, “Teammate: My Life in Baseball,” will be published by Hachette Books on May 9, 2017. The story will be framed around Game 7 of the World Series, the dramatic finale of Ross’ career.

Sounds pretty interesting, actually, and something that meant a great deal to him, the final game of his major-league career, when he went out a champion. Game 7, of course, meant a great deal to all of us as well. I’d totally agree with this:

“Besides the Cubs, he just thought it was a good story -- my career, and the good-teammate aspect of it -- what makes a good teammate, whether it’s on the field or in a business aspect, any kind of team you might be on to help better people, get the most out of people,” Ross said.

That would make this book well worth reading and I’ll surely pick up a copy when it comes out. And, you’ll forgive me if I take the opportunity to plug my own book about the Cubs’ 2016 season, “A Season for the Ages,” which is now available at bookstores in the Chicago area as well as at that Amazon link.

I think you’ll enjoy my book. If you’ve already bought one, thank you! If you haven’t... I’d be grateful if you picked one up.

And I’ll certainly be reading Grandpa Rossy’s book when it’s published next spring.