lou piniella sleepingI 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:

(totally gain, based on the newest one)

Your Visual Update:

My favorite, if you please …

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