Edwards has a span of mustard yellow Carl’s Jr. cleats with ketchup red laces. The trademark of a quick food burger sequence is on a inside of Edwards’ right cleat with a tagline — “Eat like we meant it” — on his left.
“I only laughed,” Edwards pronounced of his initial greeting to a cleats, that were given to him by his representative around Carl’s Jr.
The cleats could not be missed as Edwards tracked down fly balls during a Cubs’ batting use Friday and brought cheeseburgers to mind in a city famous for cheesesteaks.
Edwards had another span of cleats done for a weekend. It’s a blue span featuring mistake mist paint and Carl Jr. created on a right cleat and “The Kid” on a left.
This span most improved matches a Cubs’ Players Weekend uniforms, that were greeted with smiles in a visitor’s hall during Citizens Bank Park. Shouts of “El Mago!” (Javier Baez) and “Ricardon!” (Felix Pena) were listened as players legalised their new duds.
“It’s always good to do something different,” Edwards said. “Those cleats and those jerseys, it’s something for us to wear with passion and something else for a fans to get a kick, a giggle out of and enjoy.”
Cubs manager Joe Maddon is celebrating Players Weekend only dual hours south of where he played Little League. The Hazleton, Pa., local kept his nickname simple, going with “Joey” on a behind of his jersey. But there are some-more nicknames on Maddon’s sleeve.
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Maddon thanked his relatives on his Players Weekend reverence patch. They’re listed as Beanie, a nickname for Maddon’s mother, Albina, and Howie, a nickname for Maddon’s father that started as an inside joke. The moniker comes from Maddon’s father, Joe Sr., too mostly repeating mythological broadcaster Howard Cosell as he called games.
“Whatever Howard would say, my father would contend 32 seconds later,” Maddon said. “Back home, when we speak about Howie, that’s my dad.”