Cubs Carl Edwards Jr goes with fast food theme for Players Weekend

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 15: Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. (6) reacts to striking out Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton (6) in the 7th inning during an MLB game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs on August 15, 2017, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire)
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Major League Baseball players will be enjoying the opportunity to wear weird shoes, lavish accessories and unusual uniforms as part of the “Players Weekend.” As a result, Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. has elected to keep things in-hpouse — Well, kind of…

The fact that he is a second-generation Carl opened the door to free advertising for a particular fast-food chain. You can probably see where this is going:

The restaurant chain that shares with Hardee’s will receive a nice boost in the Chicago and Philadelphia areas, with the Phillies hosting the Cubs. A not-so-subtle endorsement pitch from the third-year bullpen arm.

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