Nick Offerman proves that he is indeed a die-hard Cubs fan

Nick Offerman proves that he is indeed a die-hard Cubs fan

Never question Nick Offerman's passion for the Cubs. 

The actor, who played Ron Swanson in NBC's hit show "Parks & Recreation," proved his die-hard fan status on Friday, sitting through a two-hour rain delay and braving 30-degree temperatures to watch the Cubs fall to the Brewers. 

Along with 22 family members, Offerman bussed up to the North Side to throw out the first pitch and perform "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."  

We'll be honest, though, his wild first pitch won't help him land any future roles in baseball films. 

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Before channeling his inner-Harry Caray in the seventh, the Illinois-native graced Len Kasper and Kerry Wood in the booth to discuss why he and his family really stayed. 

"We've never had seats this good in our lives," Offerman said. 

With his trademarked quick quips and dry humor, Offerman also discussed his favorite Cubs players and first trip to Wrigley Field. 

Watch the video above to hear the full interview. Try not to laugh, we dare you. 

Definitive proof that Carl Edwards Jr. is one of the filthiest pitchers on the planet

Definitive proof that Carl Edwards Jr. is one of the filthiest pitchers on the planet

Carl Edwards Jr. didn't get a save or a win Monday night, but he was easily the most impressive pitcher on the field for the Cubs.

The 25-year-old right-hander came on in the sixth inning in relief of Eddie Butler and carved through the heart of the Nationals order, needing only 13 pitches to strike out Brian Goodwin, Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman.

For starters, Joe Maddon deserves plenty of credit for deploying Edwards in an integral spot, even if it was so early in the game. But the Cubs were clinging to a 1-0 lead at the time and Maddon didn't want Butler to face the Washington order for a third time, so Edwards was the call to keep things close.

And that's exactly what Edwards did in dominant fashion. It was the fourth time this season he struck out three batters in an inning, but in the previous instances, he needed at least 16 pitches to do so.

Here is the complete sequence from Edwards to the three helpless Nats (for one inning, at least):

Harper was also locked in at the plate at the time, as it was his only strikeout in the last two games in which he's collected six hits in eight at-bats.

Edwards has been rolling this season with a 1.72 ERA and sparkling 0.82 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts in 31.1 innings, ranking 18th in baseball in K/9 (12.64).

Since giving up three runs in an outing June 14 against the Mets, Edwards has not allowed a run in five innings, striking out seven batters and surrendering only two singles and a pair of walks.

Kyle Schwarber has rocky start to Triple-A stint

Kyle Schwarber has rocky start to Triple-A stint

The Cubs gave Kyle Schwarber time to sort things out by sending him down to Triple-A Iowa, and Schwarber's first game back in the minors shows he may need some time.

Schwarber's first game with the Iowa Cubs was a forgettable one. He struck out in his first three plate appearances before singling in his last at-bat. He struck out looking in the first inning before striking out swinging his next two times up.

Schwarber batted third in the lineup and played left field. Iowa won 1-0 against the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

He last played for Iowa in 2015, but only spent 17 games there. He hit .333 with three homers and a 1.036 OPS in that short stint. Before getting sent down Schwarber was hitting .171 with the Cubs with 12 home runs, but also 75 strikeouts in 64 games.