Opening Day isn’t just fun for fans, it’s fun for players as well.
Sure, their heads are in the game but it’s a time to celebrate a new season – and what better way to do that than play catch in the outfield prior to the game with a glove that looks like it could weigh thirty pounds.
That’s exactly what Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop did before the Cubbies afternoon tilt against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Strop was captured warming up before the game with a glove that might be too big for the hand of Paul Bunyan. I mean seriously, look at this thing. It looks like it’s some cheat code from a video game.
Of course, it might not be the glove at all. It’s completely within the realm of possibility that Strop somehow came in contact with a Despicable Me villain and was shot by the ‘shrink-ray’ gun, reducing his size to a few inches.
Either way, extremely short or absurdly large glove, it didn’t hurt the reliever who tossed a scoreless inning during the Cubs season opener.