When The Wife last year agreed to let me blog for 24-hours straight leading up to the Trade Deadline, she was making something of a sacrifice.

You see, her birthday is July 30.

So, while I was obsessively opening and closing tabs, reading Tweets, writing posts, and tearing my hair out, she was turning 29. I think I might have gotten her a cake that she probably ate by herself.

Sorry about that, dear.

Once again, here it is, her birthday – it’s a big one this year – and I’m holed up in the office pecking away at a keyboard while she takes care of the Little Girl. While I can’t rightly neglect my duties here, I can use this platform to share just how much I appreciate her partnership, her support, and her love. For so many reasons, I am lucky.

Without her support, I couldn’t be doing what I do here at BN, let alone a 30-hour Blogathon over her birthday. She’s as important to the existence of BN as I am, or as any of you are. I consider her the sole member of the Board of Directors of BN.┬áSo, I reckon she deserves a thanks not only from me, but also from anyone who likes this community we’ve created on the back of her flexibility (that didn’t sound right).

Happy Birthday, Wife. You are the best, and we all appreciate it. Maybe next year MLB will move the Trading Deadline to mid-August.

(If you haven’t figured it out already, this is your birthday card, which I didn’t have time to go get. Best. Husband. Ever.)

  • baldtaxguy

    Happy Birthday, The Wife.

  • Spencer

    Hooray birthday!!

  • Jeff1969

    If she doesn’t kill you for this, she must be a pretty understanding wife.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      She just saw it. Thought it was funny – I got me a good one.

  • jason

    (tears fall)

    how cute

  • Atfinch

    Happy birthday. Has she heard any rumors re: Dempster?

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      She says it definitely won’t be the Astros.

      • http://www.bleachernation.com Luke

        Quick! To the Twitterverse! Breaking Rumors! AHHHHHH!

  • MichiganGoat

    Thank you Mrs Taylor for giving a goat a place to run freely, and sorry about the present I left on your lawn.

  • magilljl

    Happy Birthday to you Mrs. Taylor (shot in the dark she took your name). Thanks for all your support of the one we rely on for so many insightful (and snarky) blogs, posts, tweets, facebooks, etc.

  • Kurt

    Is Illinois a community property state?

  • Karen P

    Happy Birthday, Wife!

  • CubbiesOHCubbies

    Happy Birthday to your wife. She is truly a saint for approving this deal. See what I did there? Trade deadline blogathon, approve the deal, eh, eh???

  • J-Nasty

    You should get permission again next year. Once they hit 30 they no longer want to acknowledge that they have birthdays.

  • MikeL

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Taylor!

  • Nick

    Have a great birthday, Mrs. Taylor!!!!

  • Cubbie Blues

    Happy Birthday, thanks for letting Brett share his gift with the world.

  • EB

    Happy birthday!!!

  • Internet Random

    I can’t speak for her, but if I were your wife, all would be golden if you brought me a Whopper (no cheese) back from Burger King. (Go Rizzo! Damn, Son!)

  • Nick


  • Chef Brian

    Happy Birthday to the Wife! Next year the Chef will bake you a cake! Doing a great job Brett.

  • swaz46

    Speaking as a Cubs fan whose wife is less than thrilled about the amount of time I spend checking all things Cubs (and mainly your site), I’m glad you realize how lucky you are, Brett.

  • Jimbo

    Happy Birthday!!!!

  • art

    Happy birthday to your wife. Brett you can keep working, lol.

  • Joshua Edwards

    Dear The Wife,

    Given the way I negotiate with my loving wife for Cubs-watching time, I can appreciate the on-call nature of Brett’s regular blog duties. And the way it’s amplified over this 30-hr blogathon, which coincides with your birthday, means you’re giving up a lot.

    Please know that Brett is awesome. I’ve shared his work with many friends and Cub fans and, though I can only speak for myself, I don’t think I’m alone when I say what he offers to the Cubs community can’t be found anywhere else: an online home.

    I hope he figures out how to monetize the site traffic to create a rainmaker very soon. I have no doubt there’s a partnership with the Cubs in the near future when they discover the tantalizing fruit of micro-marketing and pony up for Brett. It’s gonna happen.

    HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY! (You’ve got a whole decade before you’re 40. Panic then.)


    Peanut Gallery

  • MightyBear

    Rizzo aka the Hammer just gave your wife a nice birthday present. Please tell her to enjoy.

  • Josh

    Brett, Have any big name companies approached you on advertising on here,

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      A rooftop company is a big sponsor, but that’s pretty much it.

  • AndyRussell299

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Brett (aka The Wife)!!

  • Alex

    Harry Caray impersonation time.

    You know something Steve.. Resop spelled backwards is Poser!

  • http://bleachernation.com someday…2015?

    Happy B-Day to your wife. Here’s to many more!

  • Katie

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Brett! Us Leos are the shiz!

  • Wilbur

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Brett. Thank you for letting Brett play with us.

  • http://www.bleachernation.com ichabod

    same birthday as mine. happy bday wifey!