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.
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:
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:
@BleacherNation Awesome! Thank you so much for your incredible support.
— Make-A-Wish America (@MakeAWish) July 31, 2013
— Luke (@Luke_brugg) July 31, 2013
Testament to skilled baseball writer when interesting writing coincides with a lack of interesting moves. Check out the #BNBlogathon
— Patrick Winters (@BaseNarcissist) July 31, 2013
— Juri Groenland (@NCSUJuri) July 31, 2013
— Ryan Klockner (@hofner0618) July 31, 2013
— Douglas C. (@DFreshness21) July 31, 2013
— Section 503 (@Section503) July 31, 2013
Your Visual Update:
— Brett Taylor (@BleacherNation) July 31, 2013