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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Video: Andrew McCutchen Proposed To His Girlfriend On “The Ellen Show”

This whole thing was pretty damn sweet, and it was made all the better by the presence of a sweet-ass top hat. Now, do you have a mom? She probably wants to see this.

eddieot Posted: December 11, 2013 at 04:00 PM | 37 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: andrew mccutchen, mvp, pirates

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   1. Esoteric Posted: December 11, 2013 at 05:12 PM (#4616185)
Congrats to both of them, though Mrsoteric would've killed me if I'd done that.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 11, 2013 at 05:13 PM (#4616186)
Alfonso Soriano is available.
   3. Rickey! In a van on 95 south... Posted: December 11, 2013 at 05:16 PM (#4616193)
Ellen is a click whore.
   4. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: December 11, 2013 at 05:19 PM (#4616195)
Congrats to both of them, though Mrsoteric would've killed me if I'd done that.
My wife hates it too when I propose to Andrew McCutchen's girlfriend.
   5. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: December 11, 2013 at 05:22 PM (#4616198)
My wife hates it too when I propose to Andrew McCutchen's girlfriend.


It was even worse when Chris Truby & Albert Belle proposed to Andrew McCutcheon's girlfiend.

And Mike Crudale.
   6. Der-K, the bloodied charmer Posted: December 11, 2013 at 05:26 PM (#4616201)
How does Andrew McCutchen's girlfriend feel about it?
   7. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: December 11, 2013 at 06:39 PM (#4616271)
Andrew McCutcheon has the most commonly misspelled last name in the majors, right?
   8. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: December 11, 2013 at 06:43 PM (#4616277)
.
   9. simon bedford Posted: December 11, 2013 at 07:16 PM (#4616298)
how does this affect Frank Tanana's proposal?
   10. simon bedford Posted: December 11, 2013 at 07:17 PM (#4616299)
double
   11. Don Malcolm Posted: December 11, 2013 at 07:40 PM (#4616310)
I think Dock says it all in #8 (which just happens to be the number of guys he walked in his no-no). Primey!!!
   12. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: December 11, 2013 at 07:48 PM (#4616315)
Andrew McCutcheon has the most commonly misspelled last name in the majors, right?

oh no, not another post about mark mcgwire and aj pierswhatever....
   13. Curse of the Andino Posted: December 11, 2013 at 08:06 PM (#4616329)
Beta
   14. Der-K, the bloodied charmer Posted: December 11, 2013 at 08:58 PM (#4616354)
Bio-Aqua
   15. rlc Posted: December 11, 2013 at 09:12 PM (#4616357)
Doug Mxyzptlk laughs at people who misspell Andrew McCutchen's name.
   16. Walt Davis Posted: December 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM (#4616369)
On "Ellen" ... whipped.
   17. Dale H. Posted: December 11, 2013 at 10:13 PM (#4616370)
oh no, not another post about mark mcgwire and aj pierswhatever....
Yes, and Mike Maddox too.
   18. Cooper Nielson Posted: December 11, 2013 at 10:19 PM (#4616372)
Andrew McCutcheon has the most commonly misspelled last name in the majors, right?

Maybe now that Mark McGuire, Roger Clemons, and Cal Ripkin have retired.
   19. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: December 11, 2013 at 11:13 PM (#4616386)
Widespread spelling of "McCutchen" as "McCutcheon" continues to persist, even though he's become a household name among baseball fans.

I really don't get it. Not only does it make the word longer, it makes the spelling less phonetic. Is there some incredibly famous person named "McCutcheon" that I'm unfamiliar with, who would make everyone think his spelling is the default spelling? Was the Jets cornerback that influential?

That being said, I think "Jason Hayward" might be even more common.
   20. puck Posted: December 11, 2013 at 11:25 PM (#4616388)
Is there some incredibly famous person named "McCutcheon" that I'm unfamiliar with, who would make everyone think his spelling is the default spelling? Was the Jets cornerback that influential?

Lawrence, Rams running back.
   21. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: December 11, 2013 at 11:58 PM (#4616406)
I really don't get it. Not only does it make the word longer, it makes the spelling less phonetic. Is there some incredibly famous person named "McCutcheon" that I'm unfamiliar with, who would make everyone think his spelling is the default spelling? Was the Jets cornerback that influential?


All of the previous McCutcheons I've ever encountered had the o, including an old family friend, the aforementioned Lawrence and McCutcheon High School (Go Mavericks). Andrew's name looks naked without it.
   22. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: December 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM (#4616409)
Marc Rzepczynski says hello! But I would bet McCutchen's name is spelled wrong more often because of his popularity.
   23. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: December 12, 2013 at 12:11 AM (#4616413)
They're so many homonyms in American English that its just to easy two spell things the common weigh. Allot of times it's the fault of autocorrect on phones and web browsers.
   24. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: December 12, 2013 at 09:30 AM (#4616511)
My wife hates it too when I propose to Andrew McCutchen's girlfriend.

It was even worse when Chris Truby & Albert Belle proposed to Andrew McCutcheon's girlfiend.

And Mike Crudale.


Behold!
   25. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: December 12, 2013 at 09:38 AM (#4616516)
I'm not married so maybe I'm wrong but what is the appeal of the public proposal? That seems to me like it would be an awfully intense emotional experience and I would think it would be more meaningful spent in some privacy with just that one other person.

I'm also fascinated because I have twice been sitting near someone who got engaged on the jumbotron. In each case the people hugged then just sat down and watched the game. It was always surprising to me that they didn't feel compelled to rush off and call various family and friends to give them the big news.
   26. depletion Posted: December 12, 2013 at 10:03 AM (#4616531)
I can't spell Kirk Neiuwenhuis or whatever he is.
   27. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 12, 2013 at 10:10 AM (#4616535)
all the better by the presence of a sweet-ass top hat.


That's not a top hat, its a 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates hat.

I'm not married so maybe I'm wrong but what is the appeal of the public proposal? That seems to me like it would be an awfully intense emotional experience and I would think it would be more meaningful spent in some privacy with just that one other person.

I'm also fascinated because I have twice been sitting near someone who got engaged on the jumbotron. In each case the people hugged then just sat down and watched the game. It was always surprising to me that they didn't feel compelled to rush off and call various family and friends to give them the big news.


Some people like to be surprised by grand gestures. There is no need to "rush off" to call people these days, because of cell phones.
   28. Bitter Mouse Posted: December 12, 2013 at 10:30 AM (#4616553)
I'm not married so maybe I'm wrong but what is the appeal of the public proposal?


I do not like surprises so I don't get it either. You surprise someone in a hugely public way and put pressure on them to answer. Yuck.

That said I am a softy and did find the video sweet, mostly because of the naked emotion on both sides.
   29. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM (#4616562)
My wife was convinced I was going to do a jumbotron proposal. I don't know why, she knows I hate public proposals, and I know she hates public proposals.

There are some really creative proposals that are pretty sweet. This one is probably my favorite.

My wife really liked this one, but it seemed like a self-serving resume builder for an aspiring actor more than a genuine gesture of love to me.
   30. Eddo Posted: December 12, 2013 at 11:59 AM (#4616640)
Maybe now that Mark McGuire, Roger Clemons, and Cal Ripkin have retired.

McGwire, I get, since the "u" version is fairly common (see: Al McGuire).

Clemens, I don't think I've ever seen the "o" version actually used.

Ripken, now that always bothered me. There was no previously famous "Ripkin", the only reason anyone has ever had to type that name is due to the Cals (or Billy, I guess, but no one really likes to talk about Billy Ripken).
   31. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: December 12, 2013 at 12:15 PM (#4616659)
Lawrence, Rams running back.
And his son, who was in the NFL from 1999-2006.
   32. Baldrick Posted: December 12, 2013 at 12:25 PM (#4616666)
I'm also fascinated because I have twice been sitting near someone who got engaged on the jumbotron. In each case the people hugged then just sat down and watched the game. It was always surprising to me that they didn't feel compelled to rush off and call various family and friends to give them the big news.

Just thinking about being stuck next to a live public proposal being broadcast on the jumbotron makes my skin crawl.
   33. Tom T Posted: December 12, 2013 at 01:06 PM (#4616723)
McCutcheon High School (Go Mavericks)


The reference is now fairly old, but John T. McCutcheon was a political cartoonist/war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune from 1903-1946. Won a Pulitzer for his cartoons. The high school and Purdue dormitory are both named for the local boy/Boilermaker alum. Accomplished family, too...his brother wrote a series of novels that were apparently relatively popular through the '20s (at least, early Hollywood made a few Graustark-related movies).

That local bit of trivia aside, I'm with SoSH here...I'd never seen anyone spell it without the 'o' before Andrew came along.
   34. rlc Posted: December 13, 2013 at 02:42 AM (#4617277)
Clemens, I don't think I've ever seen the "o" version actually used.


Roger was seldom wild, probably not innocent, but he could fake the E Street shuffle.
   35. rlc Posted: December 13, 2013 at 03:00 AM (#4617279)
Oh, and for you data-loving nerds, courtesy of the US Census:

Name         Rank    Frequency
McCutcheon   3669    .0000330
McCutchen    7797    .0000146
Clemons      1282    .0000937
Clemens      2373    .0000519
McGuire       482    .0002303
Maguire      2100    .0000588
McGwire   
65492  .000001
Ripken        
"          "
Ripkin        "          " 
   36. PreservedFish Posted: December 13, 2013 at 03:13 AM (#4617281)
We also have the word escutcheon.
   37. PreservedFish Posted: December 13, 2013 at 03:27 AM (#4617284)
There once was a man named McCutchen
Whose name's spelling inspired much discussion
The lack of an 'O'
Seemed to me apropos
Of the swiftness with which he could function

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