The ball is in the Cubs bullpen's court.
The pickleball, that is.
We've seen Cubs relievers have their share of fun in the bullpen in recent years, from dancing after big home runs to putting on a concert with inflatable instruments.
They've taken their game to the next level, installing a pickleball net in the 'pen under the Wrigley Field bleachers. Check out Jake Arrieta playing a game.
The Cubs have leaned hard on their bullpen this season (135 1/3 innings, third most in MLB). Whether they only use the pickleball court before games, they relievers deserve to work hard and have some fun, too.
Now, the real question: Which Cub is the best pickleball player?