The Cubs' uniforms are some of the most iconic in professional sports.
But they aren't the favorite of one of the team's biggest stars.
In a video tweeted out by Major League Baseball on Monday, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant — a two-time All Star and a strong midseason candidate to win the National League MVP award — picked the Pittsburgh Pirates as the squad with his favorite uniforms in baseball.
In the video, Bryant sure seems hesitant to reveal his admiration for the style of one of the Cubs' division rivals.
"I love the Pittsburgh Pirates' uniforms. I love their color ways," he said. "They happen to be one of our rivals, but I can like their uniforms. Their uniforms are nice, and that's one of my favorites."
Now, this surely doesn't mean Bryant will be going easy on the Bucs just because of what they happen to be wearing. After all, he's hitting .384 with four home runs, 22 RBIs and 23 walks in 30 career bouts with the black and yellow.
David Bote signed a 5-year contract with the Cubs at the beginning of the year, but he is headed to Triple-A Iowa.
Bote joins Ian Happ, Addison Russell and Albert Almora Jr. as notable Cubs position players to be sent to Iowa.
Bote's production isn't as bad as the other three. In fact, Bote has respectable numbers at the plate.
In 310 plate appearances this season the 26-year-old is hitting .257/.352/.429. His OPS+ is 100, meaning he has been exactly league average.
The corresponding roster move was not yet announced, but it is expected that reliever Steve Cishek will be activated ahead of Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants.
Mark Zagunis was also sent back to Iowa after serving as the 26th man for Sunday's Little League Classic.
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