Remember That Time Joc Pederson Trolled Addison Russell?

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Remember That Time Joc Pederson Trolled Addison Russell?

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Sure, St. Louis (Nolan Arenado) stole some of Chicago’s (Joc Pederson) thunder yesterday, but the Cubs still got themselves a good, young player and I’m digging the positive vibes of a potentially looser budget for 2021, as well. And all of that positivity led me down a wormhole of Joc Pederson clips, until I landed on that time he totally trolled Addison Russell, who could never hold onto his dang bat, and it’s cracking me up.

I don’t know how I don’t remember this:

Okay … LOL. I like this guy already.

Anyone who watched the Cubs with some regularity from 2015-2019 remembers how freakin’ often Addison Russell would just … I don’t know, lose control of his bat(?) from time to time. I’m sure this isn’t right, but it sure felt like it happened almost every week.

Onto the field, into the opposing dugout, into the stands … he just couldn’t hold onto it. And this time, Joc Pederson had enough, taping up Alex Verdugo’s hands as a tip to Russell for his next at-bat.

The club went further than the ball.

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami