I am currently blogging – here, on Facebook, and on Twitter (hash tag #BNBlogathon for those who want to jump into the fray themselves) – for 37 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, news, Pre-Gamin’, EBS), as well as a significant uptick in rumor/trade posts.
We await #Hugs in tonight’s game(s), and the second live stream, which is coming at 8pm CT. I will not toot my own horn – at least not until after midnight – but I am told that the first one was not terrible. So watch and enjoy. It’ll be like we’re watching the game together!
Total Posts So Far:
21. That, by the way, is a shit-load of posts for 13 hours.
News and Rumors Since the Last Recap:
Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:
I guess you’d have to say it’s Chris Rusin coming up without a corresponding roster move announced quite yet.
Current Thoughts About the Chicago Cubs’ Trade Deadline Strategy/Execution:
We’ll see what they get for Bonifacio, but I do like taking a flyer on Doubront (and, to be clear, that’s all this is). Might as well play while the opportunities are out there. Hey, that’s what I typed last time. I think I’ll keep it for now.
Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:
Half Coke, half Diet Coke from Wendy’s. I gotta keep my figure, but I like my flavor.
Number of Failed Attempts to Re-Collar Our Feistiest Cat:
3. She is seriously on edge. Might have to take a few hours off.
Embarrassing. The Vine below explains.
Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:
I’m eager to get a little weird, but I feel like that can’t come until later (when I can blame it on caffeine and sleep deprivation, rather than just the dark recesses of my own mind).
A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 30, 2014
— Wayne Drehs (@espnWD) July 30, 2014
— Gretchen Taylor (@GretchenETaylor) July 30, 2014
— Ben Weiler (@bengweiler) July 30, 2014
— Fob Ralkenrath (@rafalk89) July 30, 2014
— Meghan (@missMeghanC) July 30, 2014
I hope the cubs trade Emilio Bonifacio to Mystery Team. They're always so active in trade talks but never pull the trigger #BNBlogathon
— Stephen Letizia (@StephenLetizia) July 30, 2014
Early vote for MVP of the #BNBlogathon … The Hat.
— SmartyPants (@SmartyPants347) July 30, 2014
Can't wait to see the 3 AM live cat wrangling! #BNBlogathon
— blars82 (@blars82) July 30, 2014
Your Visual Update:
I left the house.
— Brett Taylor (@BleacherNation) July 30, 2014