Joc Pederson gifted waffle maker for first home run of 2021 by his Cubs teammates
Cubs outfielder Joc Pederson crushed his first home run as a member of the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning of a 4-2 extra-inning loss to the Brewers on Wednesday. Pederson’s homer was also his first regular season hit since joining the Cubs this offseason and he made sure to make it count for the fans in attendance at Wrigley Field and watching at home.
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So what do you get a new teammate who belts his first home run of 2021 on the North Side? A waffle maker, of course.
Ian Happ gifted Pederson with the practical and thoughtful small kitchen appliance after he rounded the bases and returned to the dugout.
Who knows, maybe the Pedersons are settling into their new place in Chicago and the unique gesture from Happ also acts as somewhat of a housewarming gift.
Pederson was looking for his first hit with the Cubs heading into Wednesday’s series finale against Milwaukee and Happ felt the waffle maker could help Pederson and his teammates start to “waffle” the ball — which is a good thing.