With an emerging young core and the financial flexibility to make a splash this winter, the Cubs will face expectations next season.
The Cubs and Pirates each have their own team chefs at Wrigley Field, but Chicago reliever Pedro Strop wanted to get in on the fun, too.
The Cubs came into the weekend series against the Pirates on a hot streak, having just swept the playoff-hopeful Milwaukee Brewers.
The Cubs have now spent more than 24 hours — one full day — in rain delays during the 2014 season.
Jason Hammel is fine. He just got hit in the butt.