Cubs manager David Ross missed Monday's team activities while waiting for results from a COVID-19 retest after Saturday's results came back pending. However, he still found a way to take in the action from a safe distance.
Ross posted up on a Wrigley Field rooftop behind the right field video board for Monday's practice, texting bench coach Andy Green to stay updated.
David Ross watched practice from a rooftop yesterday. (Forgive the quality of the picture.)— Maddie Lee (@maddie_m_lee) July 14, 2020
“It was nice. I got a nice seat over there. I got to watch the practice. The energy was good. I could hear the guys.” pic.twitter.com/WnBKAzd7gG
Ross is the second Cub in the last week to watch team activities from a unique location. Anthony Rizzo, who's been limited since last Tuesday due to lower back tightness, watched Thursday's intrasquad game from Wrigley's bleachers.
That rooftop is one of 16 set to be open at limited capacity for Cubs home games this year. Fans that get a chance to attend a game from there can now be assured the view is good enough to watch what's happening on the field.