On Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs’ Joc Pederson met his first hit with the team after leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers in the offseason, and while the left-back was naturally excited that he found the bleachers, he seemed just as hpy over the surprise gift that followed. As he headed for the excavation to celebrate the home run with the rest of his team, they handed him a brand new waffle maker.
And here’s Pederson’s invaluable response.
After some fights at the plate – with a 0-for-15 start for Pederson – Ian Hp had a plan to help his new teammate out.
“He says, ‘Yes, I’m taking the waffle maker,'” Pederson said.
It worked, and Hp had the waffle maker ready to run the game-bound home run against the Brewers.
The gift was not as random as one can see, “waffle” a pitch means to make good contact with the ball. Since 2018, Hp has a tradition of bringing waffle makers to the excavation to use as a party, and this time Pederson was the lucky recipient.
After the game, Pederson mentioned the weight lifted after finally getting a hit.
“It was huge. Sanded a bit to start the season, just to get the first one, especially in front of the fans and what not. I think it’s a bit more pressure than usual. Yes, it was a big relief,” he said. .
He said the start of the season is a weird time, and sometimes mentions that the first hit is just hard to get.
Pederson says he hopes the breakfast cookware will be shipped more this season. “I hope we make a lot of waffles. Hopefully we will be handing out waffles to all of us soon,” he said.
The Cubs settled at the wrong end of a 4-2 loss in 10 innings thanks to a huge afternoon from Lorenzo Cain to Milwaukee.