The Chicago Cubs are cruising along at 25-6, but they still are looking for any advantage they can get.

Just ask David Ross.

The veteran catcher is calling it quits after this season, and he wants another World Series ring. And he has a few tricks up his sleeve to try to make sure that happens. Witness his sly attempt to coerce this ball fair on Tuesday night:

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Smooth, @D_Ross3pic.twitter.com/o5VGJqGf20

— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) May 11, 2016

The umpire wasn't fooled, but it didn't matter in the end. The Cubs beat the San Diego Padres for their eighth consecutive win.