Cubs’ Joc Pederson Scored A Waffle Iron After Homer, Here’s Why

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When the Chicago Cubs lose, they go down in fashion — and with waffle makers.

Joc Pederson came through on Wednesday with his first hit of the 2021 season. The newly acquired outfielder hit a home run, his first in a Cubs uniform, to get back on track after a 0-15 start to the season.

“It was huge,” Pederson said. “[It] grinded a little bit to start the season, just to kind of get the first one, especially in front of the fans and whatnot. I think it’s a little bit more added pressure than normal. Yeah, it was a big relief.”

Chicago’s Ian Happ has been using the waffle maker as a celebratory piece in the dugout since 2018. The term “waffling” a pitch means making great contact with it, reports.

But when Pederson returned to the dugout to celebrate, he was greeted with the usual routine … and the breakfast appliance.

Pederson scored the run that would tie the game against the Brewers, but the Cubs ultimately lost.

The Cubs lost 4-2, but Pederson was appreciative of the gift. Pederson said he hopes the breakfast appliance gets passed around more this season.

“I hope we’re making a lot of waffles,” Pederson said, per “Hopefully we’re passing out waffles soon to all of us.”

Written by Megan Turner

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