Cubs’ Joc Pederson hit a house run and scored — a candy waffle maker

Waffle makers for rakers.

Joc Pederson got here via on Wednesday afternoon along with his first hit of the 2021 season, a dwelling run, his first in a Cubs uniform. Fairly humdrum stuff, altogether, for the beginning of a baseball season.

However Pederson returned to the dugout to some celebratory excessive fives, butt pats and, most significantly, a waffle maker:

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That is proper, a full-on waffle maker.

In case you are new to Cubs baseball, Chicago’s Ian Happ has been utilizing the waffle maker as a celebratory prop within the dugout since 2018. In baseball phrases, “waffling” a pitch means making nice contact with it.

The Cubs misplaced 4-2, however Pederson was appreciative of the present.

“I hope we’re making a number of waffles. Hopefully we’re passing out waffles quickly to all of us,” he stated after the sport.

Baseball has enjoyable dwelling run celebrations: We have seen the silent therapy, bubble machines and a dance tunnel. The waffle maker is right here to remain.

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