Well, friends: the baby is on his way. The Wife and I are heading out to the hospital to grow our family by 33% (squeal!).

As I warned you, this may impact you in a small, but tangible way. Namely, I won’t be around for a day or two or three. I won’t promise that you won’t see me posting something later today while we wait at the hospital, or tomorrow while the baby is (theoretically) sleeping – I just don’t want to promise that I will be posting.

In the meantime, please feel free to use this post for your commenting pleasure – and I’d be much obliged if you’d post any breaking news or rumors in the comments, so folks who are inclined to check them can benefit from your efforts.

Thanks in advance for your well-wishes, and I’ll see you soon.

  • Cubbie Blues

    Somehow the Blues Brothers music in the background is apropos for spring training.

  • someday…2015?

    Cubs hit around in the 1st. Good to see!

  • Rcleven

    Good start for Cubs hitters. 4-1 after1.

  • Rcleven

    Raley is digging a deep hole to climb of if he wants to make the opening day line up.

  • Rcleven

    As the preseason goes on the farm pitchers are not to be counted on.

  • fromthemitten

    ayyyy Bert hope the birth goes well! Here’s to seeing blog posts at 3am due to your inability to get any sleep

  • Jeff

    Hey Brett…when are we getting a box score?????

    You know…Boy or Girl, lbs and oz, how many times she grabbed you and asked why you did this to her…lol

    Hoping the new Cub is healthy and the parents best wishes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Adarecub

    Congrats Brett. Hope all is going well

    • Kansas Cubs Fan

      It’s a boy.

      And how many Jeff’s are we up to around here nowadays?

      • Jeff

        I know I Know, I’ve not posted much since this new one showed up.

        I torn between Prince Jeff, Lord Jeff, Master Jeff, somebody already took King Jeff…lol

        • Kansas Cubs Fan

          Oops replied to the wrong one.

          I think you Jeff’s that haven’t separated yourselves yet should go by middle or last names.

      • King Jeff

        There is only one that matters!

  • miggy80

    Everybody Stay Calm. He walked off on his own power.

    • Rcleven

      So did Stewart.

      • miggy80

        oh crap everybody PANIC!

      • cubchymyst

        So tomorrow we can expect to hear about and MRI on Castro’s leg.

        • miggy80

          and how Baez will be starting this year in Chicago

        • Rcleven

          We’ll be seeing a lot of Lillybridge for the next week.

  • Vic

    And Castro just pulled up lame. groooooan.

  • dw8

    Hamstring tightness per Len

    • miggy80

      Len’s got a Medical x-ray eye from the booth.

      • dw8

        ๐Ÿ˜‰ he was referencing a release from the team. I know, precision is important.

        • Rcleven

          If it was a Cub official release it means Castro might be back by All Star .break

  • Die hard

    Getting Fontenot would’ve been insurance- he may still be available

  • Ralph

    Good luck, man!

  • Kansas Cubs Fan

    Campana would be able to play short.

  • emrac

    congrats on the baby

  • Dustin S


  • cubsnivy56

    Maybe it’s just me but are we losing focus? Ace, my sincere wishes for Gods grace on a healthy and happy addition to your family. As a father and grandfather I am the ultimate family man. My family is truly my greatest treasure. I pray (and or the critics, I literally dropped to my knees) that you have a healthy baby.

    And now for the selfish part that makes you immediately available for new CUBS post!

  • Chad78

    Good luck buddy, will say a prayer for a healthy baby and mom!

  • Joepoe321

    You guys hear abt mike trout…there are reports saying he gained a lot of weight …and also that he now ways 5 pounds more than pujols. Pujols ways 235 so that means trout ways like 240!