Waffle irons for rakers.
Joc Pederson succeeded Wednesday afternoon with his first hit of the 2021 season, a home run, his first in the Cubs uniform. Pretty mundane stuff, in total, for the start of a baseball season.
But Pederson returned to the canoe to do some celebrations, buttocks and, most importantly, a waffle iron:
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That’s right, a complete waffle iron.
If you’re new to Cubs baseball, Ian Happ of Chicago has been using the waffle iron as a party prop in the dugout since 2018. In baseball terms, “embossing” a field means having good contact with it.
The Cubs lost 4-2, but Pederson appreciated the gift.
“I hope we make a lot of waffles. I hope we will distribute waffles to all of us soon,” he said after the game.
Baseball has some fun home celebrations: we saw the silent treatment, bubble machines, and a dance tunnel. The waffle iron is here to stay.