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.

  • JK

    Good Luck Brett.

  • chris

    Babies come with a loaf of bread under their arm so expect your income to go up this year.
    Good luck with the delivery and best wishes to your wife.

  • #1lahairfan

    God bless you and your family Brett

  • #1lahairfan

    It would be so funny if a Soriano trade happened while you were at the hospital.

  • OkieCub

    Good luck Brett and Mrs. Brett!! Babies rock!

  • MichiganGoat

    Congrats my friend the second child is so much easier enjoy the time off.

  • Bilbo161

    Break a leg Brett. Congrats.

    • Bigg J

      At least he will be in the right place if that does happen

  • Jono

    Fine, use that as an excuse to deprive us of Cubs news and analysis. I’ll just sit here with an empty computer screen until you get back

  • frank

    Best wishes.

  • Kygavin

    congrats Brett

  • TSB

    Being on the west coast, I often read BN at about 1AM CST, after presumably Brett has gone to bed. Without his guidence, BN quickly degernerates into a madhouse, with crazy comments (and fans) abounding. Congratulations Brett, but please don’t be away too long!

  • EvenBetterNewsV2.0

    Good luck! Hopefully everything goes smoothly. Enjoy what sleep you get!

  • EB

    Congrats, Brett and family! Good luck and God bless.

  • Edwin

    I heard Brett was going to name the baby after his favorite poster on BN.

    • MightyBear

      MightyBear Taylor has a nice ring to it.

      • Edwin

        I source familiar with the situation informed me that at the moment Die Hard is in the lead.

        • Kansas Cubs Fan

          Are you sure it’s not better news?

  • Behind enemy lines (south side cub fan)

    Still, only one post all morning? Disappointing πŸ˜‰

    Congrats Brett!

  • Mr. Gonzo

    Good luck and God bless. If things get weird, just ask for more drugs.

  • mr. mac

    Today is my birthday, also, and I can vouch for it being a good day to have for a birthday. Best wishes to you, and your family, Brett!

  • Leo L

    happy birthday to your new one!

  • Believe in 2015

    A long journey from baby land

  • someday…2015?

    Congrats Brett! Best of wishes to you and your family.

  • Believe in 2015

    Dale Sveum is expected to run out the following lineup behind Brooks Raley this afternoon.
    Luis Valbuena – 3B
    Starlin Castro – DH
    Anthony Rizzo – 1B
    Alfonso Soriano – LF
    Nate Schierholtz – RF
    Scott Hairston – CF
    Welington Castillo – C
    Darwin Barney – 2B
    Brent Lillibridge – SS

    • Bigg J

      Yes we have already seen that lineup from 11:20 this morning from a follower.

    • terencem

      I would really like to see them give Barney some reps at SS if they are going to DH Castro.

  • Puma0821

    Does anyone know when/if Alberto Cabrera will get a start?

  • MoistassAlou

    Good Luck Brett!!!!!!!

  • Jack Weiland

    I’m bored and miss Brett (is that weird?). Anyway, just found this scrolling through Fansedge:×10-Photograph-_-1405470983_PD.html

    This is blowing my mind on multiple levels.

    #1 – What Cubs fan would possibly want to spend $130 on this?
    #2 – What Marlins fan would want this, considering they won the World Series like a week later?
    #3 – How hard up for cash is Moises Alou that he’s signing pictures of the worst moment of his professional career?

    Mind. Blown.

    • scorecardaul

      I have a 16″ x 20″ version of this very thing, and I love it. I have all of the bad Chicago Cub stuff, and all of the past excuses, on my walls going down the basement. I don’t let any negativity in my basement. It is a fun way for Cardinal fans to actually enjoy my house. There realy have been some pretty odd things in Chicago Cub history. My basement is quite overwhelming to most, and it is all good Cub things. I like all Chicago Cub history good and bad, thats what it is all about!!

  • Big Daddy

    Congrats, Brett. Good luck with the sleepless nights. Big Daddy Taylor sounds about right or maybe Grande Padre.

  • Leroy

    yay baby!!! exactly 13 months after mine!!! Congrats Brett!!!

  • Crazyhorse

    Congrats ! Enjoy and now get a good nights sleep!

  • Shortcircuit

    Congrats Brett!!!

  • FFP

    Congratulations, Brett.

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