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.

I definitely didn’t think I’d be writing up the Hour 33 Update without having analyzed a single trade yet – heck, we haven’t even had a specific rumor to dissect and obsess over.

Total Posts So Far:


News and Rumors Since the Last Recap:

A bunch of miscellaneous rumors here, and some chatter about the Cubs not making a move. The Padres and Diamondbacks completed the Ian Kennedy deal.

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:


Current Thoughts About the Chicago Cubs’ Trade Deadline Strategy/Execution:

I don’t mind them playing chicken with the pieces they have left to deal, even if it makes my day a little tougher. I, too, am in this for the long haul.

Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:

Back to water, but downing peanut butter M&Ms and pretzel M&Ms. Comfort food, I guess. This has been a very healthy experience …

Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:

My, like, neck/shoulder area hurts from craning my neck toward my computer for 30+ hours, and constantly reaching my hands back and forth from the keys. I need a massage stat.

A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:


Your Visual Update:

  • ABK

    Go Brett, go!

  • johnny chess Aka 2much2say

    Ahh the witching hour approaches

  • Brandon

    Thanks for the great job covering the cubs, keep up the good work. You can do it your almost there

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  • X the Cubs Fan

    Robert Murray ‏@RobertMurrayMLB 1m
    The #Cubs Jeff Samardzija trade talks are done. They will not trade him. Not listening to offers, says @CubsDen.

  • X the Cubs Fan

    Cliff Lippert ‏@Cliffy46405 2m
    Usually after the trade deadline expires the National pundits talk about winners and losers. I’m pretty sure Cubs will be listed as a winner

  • Ron Swanson

    Honor: if you need it defined, you don’t have it

  • Cyranojoe

    Thanks as always, Brett. Good work!

  • miggy80

    Sorry Brett, Kim DeJesus’ vines are much funnier.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      I’ll survive.

      • miggy80

        I think the Cubs wife’s should cook you dinner for next years blog-o-thon

        • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

          Now that’s survival.

      • ND Cub

        I think Miggy would be on my side in the whole Mrs. DeJesus vs. Mrs. Schierholtz discussion.

        Try the coconut M&M’s for some variety!

        • miggy80

          I think I would side with you ND Cub, but you couldn’t lose with Mrs. Schierholtz.

          • ND Cub

            Agreed. Absolutely no losers in that debate. Everybody wins…like my 5 year old at soccer “games.”

            • miggy80

              geez I should of been a MLB star.


  • willis

    Here’s some exciting news to wind down the blogathon…

    Candelario and Shoulders just went back to back in the bottom of the 8th and KC just pulled one out 6-3. Hooray!

  • Rcleven

    Bob Nightengale ‏@BNightengale 59s

    The #Cubs are done for the month with no last minute trades