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Title: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CBStew on February 14, 2012, 10:36:35 PM
I will leave it to someone else to start the thread for the 2012 regular season.  I think that Spring Training for this collection of "Who?" and "Come Again?" players deserves it's own thread.  I have been a Cub fan during all or part of 8 decades.  (Just typing that gives me a sinking feeling.)  I have never before felt so disconnected and distant from the Cubs.  Epstein/Hoyer is doing what should have been done long ago.  That is my problem.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Internet Apex on February 14, 2012, 11:41:11 PM
I will leave it to someone else to start the thread for the 2012 regular season.  I think that Spring Training for this collection of "Who?" and "Come Again?" players deserves it's own thread.  I have been a Cub fan during all or part of 8 decades.  (Just typing that gives me a sinking feeling.)  I have never before felt so disconnected and distant from the Cubs.  Epstein/Hoyer is doing what should have been done long ago.  That is my problem.

Cheer up, son.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: BC on February 14, 2012, 11:56:03 PM
So you're the one that should be saying that you've seen it too many times?!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CBStew on February 15, 2012, 02:08:55 AM
I will leave it to someone else to start the thread for the 2012 regular season.  I think that Spring Training for this collection of "Who?" and "Come Again?" players deserves it's own thread.  I have been a Cub fan during all or part of 8 decades.  (Just typing that gives me a sinking feeling.)  I have never before felt so disconnected and distant from the Cubs.  Epstein/Hoyer is doing what should have been done long ago.  That is my problem.

Cheer up, son.

This version is really upbeat compared to what I wrote first. 
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Gilgamesh on February 15, 2012, 03:09:26 AM
So you're the one that should be saying that you've seen it too many times?!?!?!?!?

We're going to new heights with this "BC" character.  Might be time to shut down for re-tooling.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Brownie on February 15, 2012, 10:12:54 AM
I will leave it to someone else to start the thread for the 2012 regular season.  I think that Spring Training for this collection of "Who?" and "Come Again?" players deserves it's own thread.  I have been a Cub fan during all or part of 8 decades.  (Just typing that gives me a sinking feeling.)  I have never before felt so disconnected and distant from the Cubs.  Epstein/Hoyer is doing what should have been done long ago.  That is my problem.

Eight decades? 2010s, 20aughts, 90s, 80s, 70s, 60, 50s, 40s...

And after all that you missed out on the 30s? The decade of three NL Pennants?
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Bort on February 15, 2012, 10:26:25 AM
I will leave it to someone else to start the thread for the 2012 regular season.  I think that Spring Training for this collection of "Who?" and "Come Again?" players deserves it's own thread.  I have been a Cub fan during all or part of 8 decades.  (Just typing that gives me a sinking feeling.)  I have never before felt so disconnected and distant from the Cubs.  Epstein/Hoyer is doing what should have been done long ago.  That is my problem.

Eight decades? 2010s, 20aughts, 90s, 80s, 70s, 60, 50s, 40s...

And after all that you missed out on the 30s? The decade of three NL Pennants?

STEW IS THE CURSE!
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CBStew on February 15, 2012, 11:27:27 AM
I will leave it to someone else to start the thread for the 2012 regular season.  I think that Spring Training for this collection of "Who?" and "Come Again?" players deserves it's own thread.  I have been a Cub fan during all or part of 8 decades.  (Just typing that gives me a sinking feeling.)  I have never before felt so disconnected and distant from the Cubs.  Epstein/Hoyer is doing what should have been done long ago.  That is my problem.

Eight decades? 2010s, 20aughts, 90s, 80s, 70s, 60, 50s, 40s...

And after all that you missed out on the 30s? The decade of three NL Pennants?

In the 30s I was mostly into puppies. 
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Quality Start Machine on February 15, 2012, 11:38:28 AM
I will leave it to someone else to start the thread for the 2012 regular season.  I think that Spring Training for this collection of "Who?" and "Come Again?" players deserves it's own thread.  I have been a Cub fan during all or part of 8 decades.  (Just typing that gives me a sinking feeling.)  I have never before felt so disconnected and distant from the Cubs.  Epstein/Hoyer is doing what should have been done long ago.  That is my problem.

Eight decades? 2010s, 20aughts, 90s, 80s, 70s, 60, 50s, 40s...

And after all that you missed out on the 30s? The decade of three NL Pennants?

In the 30s I was mostly into puppies. 

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/Machoos/davidhasselhoffpuppies.png)
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CBStew on February 19, 2012, 07:10:47 PM
The Tribune website ran a video with Epstein talking about "The Cubs' Way".  I watched it with some dread of hearing something embarrassing about doing things consistently with the history and tradition of the Cubs' organization.  But the "Cubs' Way" appears to be an invention of the Tribune.  I never heard Epstein utter the phrase. 
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Saul Goodman on February 19, 2012, 07:37:21 PM
The Tribune website ran a video with Epstein talking about "The Cubs' Way".  I watched it with some dread of hearing something embarrassing about doing things consistently with the history and tradition of the Cubs' organization.  But the "Cubs' Way" appears to be an invention of the Tribune.  I never heard Epstein utter the phrase. 

He referred to it repeatedly in his introductory press conference (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyYh3hur-Ag).  Skip to 8:20.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CBStew on February 20, 2012, 01:03:51 PM
The Tribune website ran a video with Epstein talking about "The Cubs' Way".  I watched it with some dread of hearing something embarrassing about doing things consistently with the history and tradition of the Cubs' organization.  But the "Cubs' Way" appears to be an invention of the Tribune.  I never heard Epstein utter the phrase. 

He referred to it repeatedly in his introductory press conference (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyYh3hur-Ag).  Skip to 8:20.

That is embarrassing. 
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Tony on February 20, 2012, 01:40:36 PM
The Tribune website ran a video with Epstein talking about "The Cubs' Way".  I watched it with some dread of hearing something embarrassing about doing things consistently with the history and tradition of the Cubs' organization.  But the "Cubs' Way" appears to be an invention of the Tribune.  I never heard Epstein utter the phrase. 

He referred to it repeatedly in his introductory press conference (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyYh3hur-Ag).  Skip to 8:20.

That is embarrassing. 

I thought Theo was saying there would be a new way of doing things consistent through all levels of the organization, not referring to the way they've done things in the past. At least that's what I hope he means.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: J. Walter Weatherman on February 20, 2012, 02:03:12 PM
The Tribune website ran a video with Epstein talking about "The Cubs' Way".  I watched it with some dread of hearing something embarrassing about doing things consistently with the history and tradition of the Cubs' organization.  But the "Cubs' Way" appears to be an invention of the Tribune.  I never heard Epstein utter the phrase.  

He referred to it repeatedly in his introductory press conference (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyYh3hur-Ag).  Skip to 8:20.

That is embarrassing.  

I thought Theo was saying there would be a new way of doing things consistent through all levels of the organization, not referring to the way they've done things in the past. At least that's what I hope he means.

This.

It's a reference to the development of extensive written guidelines for playing, coaching and scouting baseball throughout the Cubs system.

Something self-consciously akin to this...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1190632/7/index.htm

Quote
Back in 2002, as Lewis and Beane were collaborating, Epstein worked with Cherington, Craig Shipley, now the senior vice president of player personnel and international scouting, and their fellow whiz kids in the basement of Fenway on a project of their own. There was no established Red Sox Way, so they set out to define it: They began writing a player-development manual. "Everything from bunt plays to how we want our hitters to be selectively aggressive at the plate," Epstein says, "to what requirements we have to be a starting pitcher to how you throw your bullpens—every fundamental and every philosophical idea." They also wrote a companion manual, on scouting, because "what the scouts look for has to match up with your development philosophy."

Those manuals became the foundation for the Red Sox Way. No book or movie is in the works.

It's a good thing.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: PenPho on February 20, 2012, 02:03:22 PM
Stew, you're welcome to join the SBox anytime during Spring Training when I live-cast games off of constantly refreshing the box scores.  

It's pretty riveting stuff.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: J. Walter Weatherman on February 20, 2012, 03:36:37 PM
Stew, you're welcome to join the SBox anytime during Spring Training when I live-cast games off of constantly refreshing the box scores.  

It's pretty riveting stuff.

Hope you like no-hitter alerts.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Saul Goodman on February 20, 2012, 03:41:52 PM
The Tribune website ran a video with Epstein talking about "The Cubs' Way".  I watched it with some dread of hearing something embarrassing about doing things consistently with the history and tradition of the Cubs' organization.  But the "Cubs' Way" appears to be an invention of the Tribune.  I never heard Epstein utter the phrase.  

He referred to it repeatedly in his introductory press conference (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyYh3hur-Ag).  Skip to 8:20.

That is embarrassing.  

I thought Theo was saying there would be a new way of doing things consistent through all levels of the organization, not referring to the way they've done things in the past. At least that's what I hope he means.

This.

It's a reference to the development of extensive written guidelines for playing, coaching and scouting baseball throughout the Cubs system.

Something self-consciously akin to this...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1190632/7/index.htm

Quote
Back in 2002, as Lewis and Beane were collaborating, Epstein worked with Cherington, Craig Shipley, now the senior vice president of player personnel and international scouting, and their fellow whiz kids in the basement of Fenway on a project of their own. There was no established Red Sox Way, so they set out to define it: They began writing a player-development manual. "Everything from bunt plays to how we want our hitters to be selectively aggressive at the plate," Epstein says, "to what requirements we have to be a starting pitcher to how you throw your bullpens—every fundamental and every philosophical idea." They also wrote a companion manual, on scouting, because "what the scouts look for has to match up with your development philosophy."

Those manuals became the foundation for the Red Sox Way. No book or movie is in the works.

It's a good thing.

Thanks; I should have added the actual phrase was mentioned but it doesn't mean what Stew feared it meant.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: PenPho on February 20, 2012, 03:44:26 PM
Stew, you're welcome to join the SBox anytime during Spring Training when I live-cast games off of constantly refreshing the box scores.  

It's pretty riveting stuff.

Hope you like no-hitter alerts.

No No-Hitter alerts in Spring Training.

A man's got to have some standards.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CT III on February 20, 2012, 05:26:43 PM
Stew, you're welcome to join the SBox anytime during Spring Training when I live-cast games off of constantly refreshing the box scores.  

It's pretty riveting stuff.

Hope you like no-hitter alerts.

Pen's no-hitter-through-3-innings alerts always pay off with hilarity because he inevitably misses all actual no-hitters.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Saul Goodman on February 20, 2012, 08:28:57 PM
Now that spring training is here, where do you go for baseball news?  MLBTR works for the offseason, despite the obnoxious "How to Use MLBTR" obviposts, and it's not like I'm going to check BCB.  I don't care about fantasy updates, and I'd like better options than cubs.com and the Boo-Yeahs.  A long time ago I read the Cub Reporter and VFTB, but now, meh.  Looking for new sites or at least sites new to me.  Let's try both Cubs-centric and MLB as a whole.  Long reads are a plus.  Not Grantland. Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Yeti on February 20, 2012, 09:14:10 PM
Now that spring training is here, where do you go for baseball news?  MLBTR works for the offseason, despite the obnoxious "How to Use MLBTR" obviposts, and it's not like I'm going to check BCB.  I don't care about fantasy updates, and I'd like better options than cubs.com and the Boo-Yeahs.  A long time ago I read the Cub Reporter and VFTB, but now, meh.  Looking for new sites or at least sites new to me.  Let's try both Cubs-centric and MLB as a whole.  Long reads are a plus.  Not Grantland. Thank you in advance.

This site. Cause someone posts it eventually
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Slaky on February 20, 2012, 09:47:17 PM
Now that spring training is here, where do you go for baseball news?  MLBTR works for the offseason, despite the obnoxious "How to Use MLBTR" obviposts, and it's not like I'm going to check BCB.  I don't care about fantasy updates, and I'd like better options than cubs.com and the Boo-Yeahs.  A long time ago I read the Cub Reporter and VFTB, but now, meh.  Looking for new sites or at least sites new to me.  Let's try both Cubs-centric and MLB as a whole.  Long reads are a plus.  Not Grantland. Thank you in advance.

SB Nation has a baseball page. I realize SB Nation is the home of Al Yellon but it turns out he's actually an anomaly and most SB Nation blogs are pretty fucking good, if not stellar. He's trying to ruin SB Nation for you but don't let him.

http://mlb.sbnation.com/
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Quality Start Machine on February 20, 2012, 10:01:47 PM


SB Nation has a baseball page. I realize SB Nation is the home of Al Yellon but it turns out he's actually an anomaly and most SB Nation blogs are pretty fucking good, if not stellar. He's trying to ruin SB Nation for you but don't let him.

http://mlb.sbnation.com/

We get it, you read St. Louis Gametime.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Eli on February 20, 2012, 11:34:18 PM
Now that spring training is here, where do you go for baseball news?  MLBTR works for the offseason, despite the obnoxious "How to Use MLBTR" obviposts, and it's not like I'm going to check BCB.  I don't care about fantasy updates, and I'd like better options than cubs.com and the Boo-Yeahs.  A long time ago I read the Cub Reporter and VFTB, but now, meh.  Looking for new sites or at least sites new to me.  Let's try both Cubs-centric and MLB as a whole.  Long reads are a plus.  Not Grantland. Thank you in advance.

Bleacher Nation (http://www.bleachernation.com) is pretty on top of things. I kept seeing it linked from Twitter and mixed it up with Bleacher Report, so I ignored it forever. It's not all that entertaining, but it's active and a good start if you just want a basic roundup of Cubs news.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Internet Apex on February 21, 2012, 02:28:01 AM
Now that spring training is here, where do you go for baseball news?  MLBTR works for the offseason, despite the obnoxious "How to Use MLBTR" obviposts, and it's not like I'm going to check BCB.  I don't care about fantasy updates, and I'd like better options than cubs.com and the Boo-Yeahs.  A long time ago I read the Cub Reporter and VFTB, but now, meh.  Looking for new sites or at least sites new to me.  Let's try both Cubs-centric and MLB as a whole.  Long reads are a plus.  Not Grantland. Thank you in advance.

Bleacher Nation (http://www.bleachernation.com) is pretty on top of things. I kept seeing it linked from Twitter and mixed it up with Bleacher Report, so I ignored it forever. It's not all that entertaining, but it's active and a good start if you just want a basic roundup of Cubs news.

And if I don't?

Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CT III on February 21, 2012, 11:08:41 AM
Now that spring training is here, where do you go for baseball news?  MLBTR works for the offseason, despite the obnoxious "How to Use MLBTR" obviposts, and it's not like I'm going to check BCB.  I don't care about fantasy updates, and I'd like better options than cubs.com and the Boo-Yeahs.  A long time ago I read the Cub Reporter and VFTB, but now, meh.  Looking for new sites or at least sites new to me.  Let's try both Cubs-centric and MLB as a whole.  Long reads are a plus.  Not Grantland. Thank you in advance.

Bleacher Nation (http://www.bleachernation.com) is pretty on top of things. I kept seeing it linked from Twitter and mixed it up with Bleacher Report, so I ignored it forever. It's not all that entertaining, but it's active and a good start if you just want a basic roundup of Cubs news.

And if I don't?



Then you'll just have to keep cornering Paul Sullivan in parking lots.  (||)
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Slaky on February 21, 2012, 12:06:15 PM
Now that spring training is here, where do you go for baseball news?  MLBTR works for the offseason, despite the obnoxious "How to Use MLBTR" obviposts, and it's not like I'm going to check BCB.  I don't care about fantasy updates, and I'd like better options than cubs.com and the Boo-Yeahs.  A long time ago I read the Cub Reporter and VFTB, but now, meh.  Looking for new sites or at least sites new to me.  Let's try both Cubs-centric and MLB as a whole.  Long reads are a plus.  Not Grantland. Thank you in advance.

Bleacher Nation (http://www.bleachernation.com) is pretty on top of things. I kept seeing it linked from Twitter and mixed it up with Bleacher Report, so I ignored it forever. It's not all that entertaining, but it's active and a good start if you just want a basic roundup of Cubs news.

Fun fact: Bleacher Nation's Ace is the same guy who posted a bunch of gay porn here many moons ago.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Slaky on February 21, 2012, 12:06:44 PM


SB Nation has a baseball page. I realize SB Nation is the home of Al Yellon but it turns out he's actually an anomaly and most SB Nation blogs are pretty fucking good, if not stellar. He's trying to ruin SB Nation for you but don't let him.

http://mlb.sbnation.com/

We get it, you read St. Louis Gametime.

YOU SON OF A BITCH
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Eli on February 21, 2012, 12:28:11 PM
Now that spring training is here, where do you go for baseball news?  MLBTR works for the offseason, despite the obnoxious "How to Use MLBTR" obviposts, and it's not like I'm going to check BCB.  I don't care about fantasy updates, and I'd like better options than cubs.com and the Boo-Yeahs.  A long time ago I read the Cub Reporter and VFTB, but now, meh.  Looking for new sites or at least sites new to me.  Let's try both Cubs-centric and MLB as a whole.  Long reads are a plus.  Not Grantland. Thank you in advance.

Bleacher Nation (http://www.bleachernation.com) is pretty on top of things. I kept seeing it linked from Twitter and mixed it up with Bleacher Report, so I ignored it forever. It's not all that entertaining, but it's active and a good start if you just want a basic roundup of Cubs news.

Fun fact: Bleacher Nation's Ace is the same guy who posted a bunch of gay porn here many moons ago.

I did not know that.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Gilgamesh on February 21, 2012, 12:36:05 PM
Chris Carpenter...

to Boston for Theo.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Slaky on February 21, 2012, 12:53:49 PM
Chris Carpenter...

to Boston for Theo.

Someone tweeted that they wanted to send Theo back because of this.

I hate our fans.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CT III on February 21, 2012, 12:57:57 PM
Chris Carpenter...

to Boston for Theo.

Someone tweeted that they wanted to send Theo back because of this.

I hate our fans.

This Epstink will never wash off.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Huey Potatohead on February 21, 2012, 01:14:21 PM
EPSTINK!
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: BH on February 21, 2012, 01:35:27 PM
We get a player to be named later from boston. So once we get adrian gonzalez, what do we do about that rizzo kid?
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: J. Walter Weatherman on February 21, 2012, 01:37:37 PM
I somehow missed Carpenter's 10-game cup of coffee last season that apparently came during that stretch from March to October when I wasn't watching baseball.

9.2 IP, 12 H, 3 ER, 1 HR, 8 K, 7 BB, 2.79 ERA, 1.966 WHIP, 145 ERA+

How could Epstink lose this guy?

MLB.com's top 20 Cubs prospects (http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2012/#list=chc)

Number 5:

Quote
After three years as a starter in the Cubs’ system, he opened eyes when he hit triple digits pitching in relief in the Arizona Fall League in 2010, and he stayed in that role in 2011, making his Major League debut last June. The life on his fastball has long been a blessing and a curse, as he’s struggled with control and command, walking 84 batters over the past two seasons. He pitched better back in the AFL, and the Cubs hope that carries over into a long-term role in their big league bullpen

But this high ranking seems like the outlier...

Fangraphs' top 15 Cubs prospects: (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/top-15-prospects-chicago-cubs/)

Quote
11. Chris Carpenter, RHP: A permanent move to the bullpen did not seem to agree with Carpenter in 2011. His completely fell apart as his command and control deserted him. One highlight to the year, though, was his MLB debut. While in The Show, he displayed a fastball that averaged out at 97 mph and a slider that sat at 89 mph. If he can find a way to control his stuff, he could dominate as a high-leverage reliever.

Minor League Ball's top 20 Cubs propects (http://www.minorleagueball.com/2012/1/6/2688854/chicago-cubs-top-20-prospects-for-2012)

Quote
14) Chris Carpenter, RHP, Grade C+: Power arm pitched poorly in Triple-A bullpen due to command issues but looked much better in Arizona Fall League. Dominant when his command is working.

Baseball Prospectus' top 11 Cubs prospects (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=15574)

Quote
14. Chris Carpenter, RHP: He still has outstanding velocity, but his command troubles and injury history are red flags.

Baseball America's top 10 Cubs prospects (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/organization-top-10-prospects/2012/2612580.html)

Not listed.

Keith Law's top 10 Cubs prospects (http://www.bleachernation.com/2012/02/10/another-top-10-chicago-cubs-prospects-list-this-from-keith-law/)

Not listed.

So... The Cubs just lost a 26-year-old middle reliever with a hot fastball, command issues and an injury history. Sounds like your typical Hendry-era asshole.

(Epstink's the worst.)
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: PenPho on February 21, 2012, 01:38:35 PM
We get a player to be named later from boston. So once we get adrian gonzalez, what do we do about that rizzo kid?

(http://oi44.tinypic.com/95snx3.jpg)
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: J. Walter Weatherman on February 21, 2012, 01:41:26 PM
We get a player to be named later from boston. So once we get adrian gonzalez, what do we do about that rizzo kid?

Rizzo can follow Hoyer to wherever he winds up next after Ricketts fires him for losing Chris Carpenter to the Red Sox.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Huey Potatohead on February 21, 2012, 01:50:01 PM
We get a player to be named later from boston. So once we get adrian gonzalez, what do we do about that rizzo kid?

(http://oi44.tinypic.com/95snx3.jpg)

I'd say the guitar-playing irreverent hipster done got served there.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: BH on February 21, 2012, 02:00:33 PM
We get a player to be named later from boston. So once we get adrian gonzalez, what do we do about that rizzo kid?

(http://oi44.tinypic.com/95snx3.jpg)

That picture was taken before the weight gain.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: PenPho on February 27, 2012, 04:58:17 PM
It's going to be such an awesome year.

(http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/p/sp/getty/44/fullj.86294ac1883761dae1d4c2d00b7bf9d3/86294ac1883761dae1d4c2d00b7bf9d3-getty-140085137.jpg)

Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Bort on February 27, 2012, 05:06:58 PM
I'M LITERALLY ANGRY WITH RAGE.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Armchair_QB on February 27, 2012, 05:30:30 PM
I'd hate him a lot less if he was just another shitty Bears receiver.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Internet Apex on February 27, 2012, 06:12:05 PM
I'd hate him a lot less if he was just another shitty Bears receiver.

I wouldn't. If I ever once saw this doucheturret lined up opposite SANZENJESUS, there would be fucking murders. #savejaycutler
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Gilgamesh on February 27, 2012, 07:00:54 PM
I'M LITERALLY ANGRY WITH RAGE.

If anyone needs Bort, he'll be in the Angry Dome.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__t6oFjHvLm0/Sa3x4VmmH1I/AAAAAAAADcQ/6cnA0hVb-dI/s320/angry_dome.jpg)
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Armchair_QB on February 27, 2012, 10:18:35 PM
I'd hate him a lot less if he was just another shitty Bears receiver.

I wouldn't. If I ever once saw this doucheturret lined up opposite SANZENJESUS, there would be fucking murders. #savejaycutler

You're Ted Lilly aren't you?
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Internet Apex on February 27, 2012, 11:44:14 PM
I'd hate him a lot less if he was just another shitty Bears receiver.

I wouldn't. If I ever once saw this doucheturret lined up opposite SANZENJESUS, there would be fucking murders. #savejaycutler

You're Ted Lilly aren't you?

I wish.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CBStew on February 29, 2012, 05:48:23 PM
Losing is like syphilis

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-cubs-shrink-working-with-players-on-mental-side-of-game-20120229,0,6876417.story
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Bort on February 29, 2012, 08:10:00 PM
Maybe after getting this shrink in, they can institute some sort of College of Coaches.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Internet Apex on February 29, 2012, 08:53:34 PM
Maybe after getting this shrink in, they can institute some sort of College of Coaches.

And bring back Mack Newton while they're at it. You can learn anything you want to know about Mack Newton by asking Mack Newton.

http://www.macknewton.com/
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CBStew on March 04, 2012, 05:37:31 PM
Yeah.  I know that it is only the first pre-season game.  But they sure sound like they are in mid-season form.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Slaky on March 06, 2012, 11:40:44 AM
I won't bury this in the video game threads.

This needs to be seen by all. Pretend it's not fake. Holy shit.

http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/03/06/anything-you-can-do/
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Internet Apex on March 06, 2012, 11:46:41 AM
I won't bury this in the video game threads.

This needs to be seen by all. Pretend it's not fake. Holy shit.

http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/03/06/anything-you-can-do/

I was skeptical but that was cool as shit. So cool I'm not going to watch it again because I'll feel like a loser.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: PenPho on March 06, 2012, 12:10:00 PM
I won't bury this in the video game threads.

This needs to be seen by all. Pretend it's not fake. Holy shit.

http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/03/06/anything-you-can-do/

I was skeptical but that was cool as shit. So cool I'm not going to watch it again because I'll feel like a loser.

I started getting the chills at the 0:02 mark and they continued until the reveal at 0:45, even though I knew what was coming.

God, I hate how much I still care about this fucking team.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on March 06, 2012, 12:14:39 PM
Just think, if they ever do win, we won't be able to have awesome commercials like that made.  You really want to give up that?

Oh, yeah.  Sorry.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CT III on March 06, 2012, 12:25:39 PM
I won't bury this in the video game threads.

This needs to be seen by all. Pretend it's not fake. Holy shit.

http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/03/06/anything-you-can-do/

Dammit, you would have to remind me that somewhere deep in my cold, black heart I do love this team.

2012 Chicago Cubs - a LOCK for the play-in game.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Internet Apex on March 06, 2012, 12:30:14 PM
I won't bury this in the video game threads.

This needs to be seen by all. Pretend it's not fake. Holy shit.

http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/03/06/anything-you-can-do/

Dammit, you would have to remind me that somewhere deep in my cold, black heart I do love this team.

2012 Chicago Cubs - a LOCK for the play-in game.

I think there should be a play-in game at the end of March between the Cubs and Sox. Loser calls the whole thing off.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: PenPho on March 06, 2012, 12:32:47 PM
I won't bury this in the video game threads.

This needs to be seen by all. Pretend it's not fake. Holy shit.

http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/03/06/anything-you-can-do/

Dammit, you would have to remind me that somewhere deep in my cold, black heart I do love this team.

2012 Chicago Cubs - a LOCK for the play-in game.

I think there should be a play-in game at the end of March between the Cubs and Sox. Loser calls the whole thing off.

Intrepid Reader: Fro Dog

I think you mean a "retirement match."
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Slaky on March 06, 2012, 12:49:37 PM
If anything, the ad proves that we're not all dead inside. I'm not sure whether or not I'm happy about that.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: flannj on March 06, 2012, 12:57:28 PM

I wonder how well Soriano played in that Series?
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Richard Chuggar on March 06, 2012, 01:11:57 PM
That wasn't very realistic.  There'd be way more rioting and way more people in the streets.  Stupid video game.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on March 06, 2012, 01:14:41 PM

I wonder how well Soriano played in that Series?

He dropped a fly ball off the bat of Rizzo in the bottom of the 8th to allow Castro to score from 1st for the winning run in game 7.

Robin Ventura forgot to defensive switch him out.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Internet Apex on March 06, 2012, 01:43:35 PM

I wonder how well Soriano played in that Series?

He dropped a fly ball off the bat of Rizzo in the bottom of the 8th to allow Castro to score from 1st for the winning run in game 7.

Robin Ventura forgot to defensive switch him out.

I'll allow it.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CBStew on March 06, 2012, 02:07:58 PM
I won't bury this in the video game threads.

This needs to be seen by all. Pretend it's not fake. Holy shit.

http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/03/06/anything-you-can-do/

I knew that it wasn't real the minute I saw those tall buildings.  Those buildings weren't there in 1908.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Huey Potatohead on March 07, 2012, 08:40:09 PM
Hey doesn't anybody around here still talk about SPORTS (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=MLB&id=6880&line=350287&spln=1)?

Quote
An international scouting director predicted to MLB Network's Peter Gammons that the Cubs will sign Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a contract worth $27 million.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Internet Apex on March 07, 2012, 08:48:28 PM
Hey doesn't anybody around here still talk about SPORTS (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=MLB&id=6880&line=350287&spln=1)?

Quote
An international scouting director predicted to MLB Network's Peter Gammons that the Cubs will sign Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a contract worth $27 million.

Meh.

(http://www.soulculture.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/jay-electronica-london-fuck-solar.jpg)
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Gilgamesh on March 08, 2012, 01:30:18 AM
Hey doesn't anybody around here still talk about SPORTS (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=MLB&id=6880&line=350287&spln=1)?

Quote
An international scouting director predicted to MLB Network's Peter Gammons that the Cubs will sign Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a contract worth $27 million.

Meh.

(http://www.soulculture.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/jay-electronica-london-fuck-solar.jpg)

Fuck Solar, eh?  Finally, I think we may have found a form of rap music that even Morts can get behind.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: morpheus on March 08, 2012, 09:29:25 AM
Hey doesn't anybody around here still talk about SPORTS (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=MLB&id=6880&line=350287&spln=1)?

Quote
An international scouting director predicted to MLB Network's Peter Gammons that the Cubs will sign Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a contract worth $27 million.

Meh.



Fuck Solar, eh?  Finally, I think we may have found a form of rap music that even Morts can get behind.

(||)

Hey, if solar could produce energy on the scale and scope necessary to power a modern economy I'd be all for it.  Same for biodiesel, wind, geothermal, and bottled HUEYANGER.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: morpheus on March 08, 2012, 09:50:18 AM
DPD. I forgot FIREBARN (http://www.bleachernation.com/2012/03/08/jeff-samardzija-is-on-a-mission-and-other-bullets/) energy.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: R-V on March 08, 2012, 10:34:59 AM
Hey doesn't anybody around here still talk about SPORTS (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=MLB&id=6880&line=350287&spln=1)?

Quote
An international scouting director predicted to MLB Network's Peter Gammons that the Cubs will sign Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a contract worth $27 million.

Meh.



Fuck Solar, eh?  Finally, I think we may have found a form of rap music that even Morts can get behind.

(||)

Hey, if solar could produce energy on the scale and scope necessary to power a modern economy I'd be all for it.  Same for biodiesel, wind, geothermal, and bottled HUEYANGER.

A cocktail of HUEYANGER, Apexbutthurt, and Pat Robertson leg press juice could provide enough energy to power not just Earth but multiple Newt colonies in outer space.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: morpheus on March 08, 2012, 10:40:35 AM
Hey doesn't anybody around here still talk about SPORTS (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=MLB&id=6880&line=350287&spln=1)?

Quote
An international scouting director predicted to MLB Network's Peter Gammons that the Cubs will sign Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a contract worth $27 million.

Meh.



Fuck Solar, eh?  Finally, I think we may have found a form of rap music that even Morts can get behind.

(||)

Hey, if solar could produce energy on the scale and scope necessary to power a modern economy I'd be all for it.  Same for biodiesel, wind, geothermal, and bottled HUEYANGER.

A cocktail of HUEYANGER, Apexbutthurt, and Pat Robertson leg press juice could provide enough energy to power not just Earth but multiple Newt colonies in outer space.

Something something best idea since Daryle Ward Pizza something.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: R-V on March 19, 2012, 01:21:44 PM
Hey doesn't anybody around here still talk about SPORTS (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=MLB&id=6880&line=350287&spln=1)?

Quote
An international scouting director predicted to MLB Network's Peter Gammons that the Cubs will sign Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a contract worth $27 million.

Meh.



Fuck Solar, eh?  Finally, I think we may have found a form of rap music that even Morts can get behind.

(||)

Hey, if solar could produce energy on the scale and scope necessary to power a modern economy I'd be all for it.  Same for biodiesel, wind, geothermal, and bottled HUEYANGER.

A cocktail of HUEYANGER, Apexbutthurt, and Pat Robertson leg press juice could provide enough energy to power not just Earth but multiple Newt colonies in outer space.

Something something best idea since Daryle Ward Pizza something.

Speaking of great ideas...Snork Rotation Wood Minors (http://www.bleachernation.com/2012/03/19/jeff-samardzija-is-a-near-lock-to-make-the-chicago-cubs-rotation/)?

Quote
It’s been hinted at for weeks, and, if you’ve been paying attention to Spring Training, you won’t be terribly surprised to learn that Jeff Samardzija is now a near lock to win a spot in the Chicago Cubs’ otherwise very crowded rotation.

Quote
If Samardzija nails down that number four spot in the rotation – behind Garza, Dempster, and Maholm – the Cubs will be left choosing from Chris Volstad, Randy Wells, and Travis Wood (and, technically, Rodrigo Lopez and Casey Coleman) for the final spot. Wood has pitched poorly this Spring, and, since he’s freely optionable to AAA Iowa, he’ll probably start the year there.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Slaky on March 19, 2012, 01:28:34 PM
I managed to discover that Anthony Rizzo is still listed as a Padre in my copy of the 2012 Prospectus and wouldn't you know it - they say he's fit to be an Adam LaRoche clone.

So just keep that in mind if you've got an delusions about Rizzo being the next Adrian Gonzalez.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Internet Apex on March 19, 2012, 01:30:13 PM
How does Randy Wells not nab that 5th spot? What has he turned into that he's not a lock to secure a place in THIS "otherwise crowded" rotation? I've never liked the son of a bitch.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Internet Apex on March 19, 2012, 01:31:11 PM
I managed to discover that Anthony Rizzo is still listed as a Padre in my copy of the 2012 Prospectus and wouldn't you know it - they say he's fit to be an Adam LaRoche clone.

So just keep that in mind if you've got an delusions about Rizzo being the next Adrian Gonzalez.

I've already got him penciled in as Lou Gehrig. So fuck your geigh magazine.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: PenPho on March 19, 2012, 01:32:28 PM
I managed to discover that Anthony Rizzo is still listed as a Padre in my copy of the 2012 Prospectus and wouldn't you know it - they say he's fit to be an Adam LaRoche clone.

So just keep that in mind if you've got an delusions about Rizzo being the next Adrian Gonzalez.

FACT: I saw Rizzo hit one out to left-center on Friday, must have been 400 feet.
INSIDE SCOOP: He's gonna be totally awesome. 
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: CT III on March 19, 2012, 01:34:41 PM
I managed to discover that Anthony Rizzo is still listed as a Padre in my copy of the 2012 Prospectus and wouldn't you know it - they say he's fit to be an Adam LaRoche clone.

So just keep that in mind if you've got an delusions about Rizzo being the next Adrian Gonzalez.

FACT: I saw Rizzo hit one out to left-center on Friday, must have been 400 feet.
INSIDE SCOOP: He's gonna be totally awesome. 


Between Rizzo and Vitters, no parking lot is safe.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: SKO on March 19, 2012, 02:04:29 PM
I managed to discover that Anthony Rizzo is still listed as a Padre in my copy of the 2012 Prospectus and wouldn't you know it - they say he's fit to be an Adam LaRoche clone.

So just keep that in mind if you've got an delusions about Rizzo being the next Adrian Gonzalez.

I've already got him penciled in as Lou Gehrig. So fuck your geigh magazine.

I've got him penciled in as Brian Cox. I think I dropped my stack of papers at some point.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: J. Walter Weatherman on March 19, 2012, 02:09:51 PM
I managed to discover that Anthony Rizzo is still listed as a Padre in my copy of the 2012 Prospectus and wouldn't you know it - they say he's fit to be an Adam LaRoche clone.

So just keep that in mind if you've got an delusions about Rizzo being the next Adrian Gonzalez.

I've already got him penciled in as Lou Gehrig. So fuck your geigh magazine.

I've got him penciled in as Brian Cox. I think I dropped my stack of papers at some point.

He could do worse. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004051/)
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: SKO on March 19, 2012, 02:41:02 PM
I managed to discover that Anthony Rizzo is still listed as a Padre in my copy of the 2012 Prospectus and wouldn't you know it - they say he's fit to be an Adam LaRoche clone.

So just keep that in mind if you've got an delusions about Rizzo being the next Adrian Gonzalez.

I've already got him penciled in as Lou Gehrig. So fuck your geigh magazine.

I've got him penciled in as Brian Cox. I think I dropped my stack of papers at some point.

He could do worse. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004051/)

Dammit. I meant Bryan.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Slaky on March 19, 2012, 02:47:48 PM
How does Randy Wells not nab that 5th spot? What has he turned into that he's not a lock to secure a place in THIS "otherwise crowded" rotation? I've never liked the son of a bitch.

Fuck Randy Wells. I've never figured out if that Twitter account was really him - but if it is he's dumber than a bag of merkins.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: J. Walter Weatherman on March 19, 2012, 03:18:06 PM
I managed to discover that Anthony Rizzo is still listed as a Padre in my copy of the 2012 Prospectus and wouldn't you know it - they say he's fit to be an Adam LaRoche clone.

So just keep that in mind if you've got an delusions about Rizzo being the next Adrian Gonzalez.

I've already got him penciled in as Lou Gehrig. So fuck your geigh magazine.

I've got him penciled in as Brian Cox. I think I dropped my stack of papers at some point.

He could do worse. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004051/)

Dammit. I meant Bryan.

Still... Brian Cox: kind of underrated.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Yeti on March 19, 2012, 04:46:00 PM
How does Randy Wells not nab that 5th spot? What has he turned into that he's not a lock to secure a place in THIS "otherwise crowded" rotation? I've never liked the son of a bitch.

Fuck Randy Wells. I've never figured out if that Twitter account was really him - but if it is he's dumber than a bag of merkins.

Randy doesn't like PAUL SULLIVAN
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: PenPho on March 20, 2012, 06:38:24 PM
The PA guy at HoHoKam is pronouncing Max Szczur's name as "Caesar."

Can anyone corroborate this pronunciation? 

Totally blew my mind.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Tonker on March 20, 2012, 06:44:06 PM
The PA guy at HoHoKam is pronouncing Max Szczur's name as "Caesar."

Can anyone corroborate this pronunciation? 

Totally blew my mind.

How can you not know that?  Every.  Single.  Article that ever mentions him also mentions that his name is pronounced "Caesar".
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: PenPho on March 20, 2012, 06:49:26 PM
The PA guy at HoHoKam is pronouncing Max Szczur's name as "Caesar."

Can anyone corroborate this pronunciation? 

Totally blew my mind.

How can you not know that?  Every.  Single.  Article that ever mentions him also mentions that his name is pronounced "Caesar".

They have articles on the internet now?
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on March 20, 2012, 06:50:43 PM
The PA guy at HoHoKam is pronouncing Max Szczur's name as "Caesar."

Can anyone corroborate this pronunciation? 

Totally blew my mind.

How can you not know that?  Every.  Single.  Article that ever mentions him also mentions that his name is pronounced "Caesar".

They have articles on the internet now?

Only in Amsterdam.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: PenPho on March 20, 2012, 06:52:42 PM
The PA guy at HoHoKam is pronouncing Max Szczur's name as "Caesar."

Can anyone corroborate this pronunciation? 

Totally blew my mind.

How can you not know that?  Every.  Single.  Article that ever mentions him also mentions that his name is pronounced "Caesar".

They have articles on the internet now?

Only in Amsterdam.

This is when you start to finally see the consequences of Arizona's controversial "Ban on Reading."
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Bort on March 20, 2012, 07:04:40 PM
The PA guy at HoHoKam is pronouncing Max Szczur's name as "Caesar."

Can anyone corroborate this pronunciation? 

Totally blew my mind.

How can you not know that?  Every.  Single.  Article that ever mentions him also mentions that his name is pronounced "Caesar".

They have articles on the internet now?

Only in Amsterdam.

This is when you start to finally see the consequences of Arizona's controversial "Ban on Reading."

It's worked just fine for South Carolina.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Oleg on March 21, 2012, 10:41:40 AM
The PA guy at HoHoKam is pronouncing Max Szczur's name as "Caesar."

Can anyone corroborate this pronunciation? 

Totally blew my mind.

How can you not know that?  Every.  Single.  Article that ever mentions him also mentions that his name is pronounced "Caesar".

They have articles on the internet now?

Only in Amsterdam.

This is when you start to finally see the consequences of Arizona's controversial "Ban on Reading."

It's worked just fine for South Carolina.

So far.
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Quality Start Machine on March 21, 2012, 11:09:17 AM
The PA guy at HoHoKam is pronouncing Max Szczur's name as "Caesar."

Can anyone corroborate this pronunciation? 

Totally blew my mind.

It's pronounced "Matt".
Title: Re: The really shitty thread title for the 2012 Cubs Spring Training
Post by: Eli on March 21, 2012, 11:32:01 AM
The PA guy at HoHoKam is pronouncing Max Szczur's name as "Caesar."

Can anyone corroborate this pronunciation? 

Totally blew my mind.

It's pronounced "Matt".

OK, I laughed.