Cubs’ Bryant, Rizzo launch Instagram to document ‘Grandpa’ David Ross’ last season

Kris Bryant gets a gatorade bath from David Ross (L) and Anthony Rizzo (R) after hitting a walk-off home run against the Cleveland Indians in Aug. 2015.

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The Chicago Cubs are among the favorites to win the World Series this season, which would end the team’s century-long-plus curse, and also send out 38-year-old backup catcher David Ross in style.

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon called Ross, a career backup catcher who has decided to retire after this season, a legitimate clubhouse leader.

"In spite of not hitting .275 or better, he still maintains the stature within the clubhouse because of the respect people have for him and how he goes about his business," Maddon told the Sun Times. "And when he says something, it’s pertinent. It’s good. It’s right on. He’s a different animal.”

Speaking of animals, young guns Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo will be following "Grandpa Ross" around, chronicling his finale with a dedicated Instagram account. Check out the initial photos they posted:

Found DRoss at dicks sporting goods before his last first day

A photo posted by David Ross (@grandparossy_3) on

First baseball card was in black and white!

A photo posted by David Ross (@grandparossy_3) on

Taking in a Suns game with the boys! #YearLongRetirementParty

A photo posted by David Ross (@grandparossy_3) on

Rossy on that 630 am grind getting in some early work #YearLongRetirementParty

A photo posted by David Ross (@grandparossy_3) on

[H/T MLB Cut4]