I hope you’re enjoying happy holidays, and all that. You’ll note that BN doesn’t go into limited posting over the holidays like some sites, but only because the purveyors of BN (ok, well, it’s just me) is a loser whose sole goal in life is to provide you with breaking Chicago Cubs rumors and news. Goals, children. Have them.

To that end, I’m happy to note that the site celebrating its second birthday, and is now the top Chicago Cubs rumor destination on the Internet. For those of you interested to know about the site you frequent, we now regularly see thousands of visitors every day, and more than 20,000 every week. I look forward to seeing that number grow, as our little corner of the Cublogoverse continues to take off.

To that end (can you use that transition twice in the same post?), you can look forward to some exciting things in the new year. We’ll be introducing¬†an improved site layout (I know, I know, nobody likes change – but the “beta” testing suggests you’ll like the new design), a mobile version of the site, and community features that will allow you to interact in a better way than the current commenting system allows. I won’t over-promise and under-deliver, so I can’t say for sure when these features will arrive; but I can say that it will pretty much be the greatest thing in the history of the universe times two.

And, of course, we’ll continue to bring you the latest Cubs news, rumors, and analysis, as well as the Lukewarm Stove, Enhanced Box Scores, Series Previews and Blackout Cubbetry that you’ve come to love tolerate.

  • CubsFanatic

    Congrats on the site growing Ace. And happy holidays to you all. :)

  • Jeffy

    Happy holidays, Ace, and keep up the good work.

  • curt

    happy holidays to you and yours ace, yr work is appreciated its the 1st place ilook for , and for those begging for a cubs series win, its nice to know that theres a site ran bt someone who cares as much as i do ty again, look frwd 2 the new and improved bleacher nation

  • Cody

    Thanks Ace, you’re the best!

  • pfk (Peter F. Kempf)

    Ace, love the site! I no longer start my sports with the Trib or Sun Times…I start with BN. I look forward to seeing the new site, getting pissed cuz its different, then eventually liking the difference.

  • buzzamus

    i’m new here, but this has been the first place I go for news and rumors for the past few months. Keep up the good work.

  • DaveB

    I just wanted to say CONGRATS ACE! As a reader who has been here since post 1, I knew from the beginning that this would be my spot for Chicago Cubs news. It is the only site I check during the offseason (and usually during the season as well) and Im so happy for you that you have grown to this level.
    A very Happy Holidayas and all the best to you and your fam!

  • al

    congrats ace and BN….looking foward to the new improved site…cant wait…for the season and is there any way you can make it happen to read all the posts not just the ones you click on the link to?? Have a merry and safe holiday season…keep up the awesome work….

  • Cardfan

    Merry Christmas, Ace, and cheers to all you die-hards.

  • Ace

    Thanks for all the nice comments. You are all appreciated, as well.

    As an aside, I recently lost my internet for a few hours – my first thought: crap, what if big Cubs news breaks?

    Merry Christmas, indeed.

    • curt

      yeah omg garza could be on his way here zambrano could be leaving(sorry lost my head for a minute lol)

  • ramy16

    first all merry christmas to all cubs fans world wide…thanks ace for such a great site dedicated to cub fans!! i just wish jim hendry would get a huge kick in the ass for christmas and finally put together a winning cubs team…my new year wish is for the cubs to win the division and hopefully get to the world series…but with our dick head gm thats not going to happen huh..merry christmas cubsfanatic, ace and the gang..

  • Serio

    Love ya Ace

  • marc

    Got a cub hat that has We got wood back on the back of it for christmas … wanted to put your viagra joke….but it was too long… I woulda put ¬© Ace if I would have though I promise

    • Ace

      Nicely done.

      I got a tiny, pink Cubs onesie for Christmas… though I suspect it’s not actually for me.