I am currently blogging – here, on Facebook, and on Twitter (hash tag #BNBlogathon for those who want to jump into the fray themselves) – for 36 hours straight, until slightly past MLB’s July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, thanks to your generous donations to Make-A-Wish. I’ll be doing recaps on the process throughout the day, but you’ll also see normal posting (Bullets, Series Preview, Pre-Gamin’, EBS), as well as an uptick in rumor/trade posts.
A day. A whole day. When I did the first BN Blogathon, 24 hours is all I did. I’d be sliding into a cozy bed right now, having just covered the feverish pace of the final few hours. Ah. Warmth. Comfort. Sleep.
But I still have 12 hours to go, and we’re likely to not even see the heaviest action for a few hours yet.
Total Posts So Far:
News and Rumors Since the Last Recap:
An update on the Biogenesis suspensions (they’re likely to affect the Trade Deadline, even if they aren’t technically handed down today).
Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:
It was probably the two episodes of ‘True Blood’ I watched while I monitored, commented, and tweeted. Not a ton going on in those wee hours. Not a ton going on in ‘True Blood’ this season, either.
Current Thoughts About the Chicago Cubs’ Trade Deadline Strategy/Execution:
Looking forward to see what happens this morning.
Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:
Just water for now. I started to get awfully jittery in the last hour or so, and I needed to step back (even though I’m simultaneously tired). I think I’m going to take advantage of being up and at ’em, and go get myself McDonald’s breakfast.
Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:
The sun’ll come up, tomorrow. Bet’cher bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun.
A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:
— David Cooke (@DAC757) July 31, 2013
— Eric Decker (@edecks) July 31, 2013
— Z (@ZisforProgress) July 31, 2013
Letting the tablet and laptop charge up for the busy day. Also have an alarm set for 7 if I randomly pass out! #BNBlogathon
— Kyle Levier (@OneManArmy_10) July 31, 2013
— Lester Blumberg (@LeBlumbe) July 31, 2013
(totally gain, based on the newest one)
Your Visual Update:
My favorite, if you please …
— Brett Taylor (@BleacherNation) July 31, 2013