Like TikTok teenagers trashing bathrooms for clout, a cadre of pitchers in the Cubs system has taken social media by storm with their ability to lift heavy weights. First came the stout Manuel Rodriguez, then the slight-but-mighty Ethan Roberts. Now we have our first tall competitor as Max Bain posted a video Monday afternoon from the Cubs complex in Mesa.
This trend has been looking incredibly fun, so I guess it’s my turn.
Tall guys gotta lift from blocks 🤷♂️
525 x 5
— Max Bain (@mbain_38) December 13, 2021
Ed. note: In case you’re wondering, players who aren’t on the 40-man roster aren’t governed by the CBA and thus are not subject to the restrictions of the lockout.
Bain took some liberties due to his 6-foot-5 frame, opting for a hex bar to keep from shredding his shins and using blocks to lessen what would otherwise be an uncomfortable strain on his back. That said, repping out 525 el-bees is no joke.
Hey, is that DJ Herz doing a little arm care with kettlebells in the background?
Maybe he’ll be next to perform a feat of strength, or perhaps it’ll be CD Pelham, who was tagged in Bain’s tweet. Stay tuned.