Happy Thanksgiving, friends. I think it appropriate today to say that I am always mindful of the fact that I am super fortunate to have my dream job here at BN, and I am thankful to each and every one of you for helping make it so. And I’m thankful to have an awesome place to talk about the Cubs with passionate and thoughtful fans. You guys rock, this place rocks, and the Cubs (eventually will) rock. Thank you, kindly.

  • The Cubs are selling a holiday four-pack of tickets (you can get up to 12 tickets to each game) starting tomorrow morning at 10am CT (their version of a Black Friday sale, I reckon). A two-ticket set will cost anywhere from $98 in the upper deck reserved outfield to $212 in the bleachers. So, you’re looking at a range of about $13 to $27, face. Not too bad if you can find a combination of games that fits your schedule. And how can you say no to that face?

(Actually, for realsies, I think that’s a pretty clever campaign.)

  • Bryan LaHair’s deal in Japan is pretty player-friendly: he gets $2 million per year for the next two years, plus a $700,000 signing bonus. And he gets the right to opt-out after 2013 (presumably if there’s interest here in the States in giving him a starting job). Once again I say good deal for everyone.
  • The rink at Wrigley Field, due to open tomorrow, has been delayed slightly by the unseasonably swell weather. I guess you can’t really complain about that – just get outside and enjoy it. The Cubs will be updating folks as soon as they know when the rink can open.
  • A little background on the Cubs’ marketing plans and their move back to a local agency after working with a New York-based firm last year.
  • Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio is raising money for his charitable foundation (which works to combat cancer) via an auction taking place December 9. You can find the details for the auction here.
  • Also in that article: Bosio had double knee replacement surgery as soon as the season ended. Oof.
  • If you’re wondering about the posting schedule for this weekend, it will be lighter than usual tomorrow, both because it’s the day after Thanksgiving, and because the family and I will be traveling. This weekend should feature typical weekend posting (that is to say, Bullets and any breaking-type-stuff), and then we get back to normal on Monday (which begins the week before the Winter Meetings).
  • Fishin Phil

    Happy Thanksgiving to all here at BN!

  • cheryl

    Happy Thanksgivig all.

  • Sircub

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

    And thanks to you, Ace, for giving us a place to come and obsess over Cubs minutia!

  • Ron Swanson

    I’m thankful for Brett and Bleacher Nation. You do good boss!

  • http://www.cwsnaturally.com Evolution

    Much happiness to all…you’ve done wonderfully here, Brett. Many thanks.

  • Dr Rich

    Best Cubs site ever.
    Brett you do a great job of writing.
    Many thanks to you and your family .

    Thanks to all the posters .

    • auggie1955

      No question about it being the best Cub site ever! It blows all others out of the water! Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  • Tremendous Slouch

    Happy Thansgiving everyone! Lovethe site… I come here for all my Cubs updates!! Keep up the Great work Brett… I wll definitely be includng BN in my thing to give thanks for today!! :)

  • rhino70

    I’m thankful I found this site! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  • J-Nasty

    I am thankful that my 2 week old son sleeps just long enough for me to check this site every few hours.

    • arta

      lol, that’s cute.

  • Boogens

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, especially Brett’s wife. She must be an extremely supportive and understanding person which allows Brett to be so active in running the site.

  • FFP

    Happy Thanksgiving. Go, Cubs.

  • DarthHater

    May the Force be with you all this Thanksgiving (Dark Side, of course). 😉

  • Tommy

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING, fellow BNer’s!

    I’m thankful that even though we all disagree on a multitude of issues, when it comes right down to it – we’re all still Cub fans!

    GO CUBS!

  • TonyP

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  • LouCub

    Brett, Happy ThanksGiving to you and yours!!!! Enjoy yourself this weekend caus ethe rumors are gonna fly in the next 10-12 days!!!! Thanks for keeping us in the know, Cubs wise!!!!

  • Spencer

    Happy Thanksgiving BN peeps!

  • http://www.bleachernation.com Luke

    What Brett said. I’m blessed to write for the best Cubs site on the internet, and not a day goes by that I am not very happy about that. Thanks again to Brett and to all of you for letting me do this.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, and don’t forget to hire a body guard or six if you head out shopping tonight and tomorrow.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      A huge thanks to you, Luke.

  • Idaho Razorback

    Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for Bleacher Nation and thankful for the foot of snow we had on the ground last week has melted.

  • CubsFan4Life

    This is definitely the best website for Cubs fans everywhere to enjoy. I love reading this site everyday. Brett and Luke, thank you for doing an amazing job keeping all of us informed and entertained. 2013 has to be a better year for the Cubs. I hope all Cubs fans have a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

  • Brian Peters

    Thank you for all your sacrifices and top-notch writing, Brett. Enjoy the day!

  • da_cubs

    Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!

  • Mr. Cubster

    “Happy Thanksgiving” to one and all!!! :-)

  • Spriggs

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    Great job, Brett!

  • cubzforlife

    Sweet potato or pumpkin pie? Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  • arta

    thanks Brett, Ditto what everyone else has already said!

  • http://www.worldseriesdreaming.com Rice Cube

    Happy Turkey Day :)

  • ssckelley

    Good idea on the Holiday Gift Packs and my kids would be super excited to get something like this as a Christmas gift. The only problem is almost all the games in these packs are for when they are in school.

  • baldtaxguy

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!! Have a safe holiday!!

  • BluBlud

    Happy Gobble Gobble day. Bleachernation is definitely not just the best Cubs site, but the best site on the net period.

  • Bazfan1234

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I love the site and all of your efforts this year. Your site has grown to one of the best resources for Cub’s news.

    The Cubs may scare some kids with that advertising campaign.