Hi. My name is Chris Neitzel. I used to come 'round these parts quite a bit as Oswego Chris(not as much as Michigan Goat, hansman 1982 or many, many others)...but I was a frequent poster. Last June, as I prepared to write on the blog, an idea struck me for a Cubs' book: Beyond Bartman, Curses and Goats: 104 Reasons Why It's Been 104 Years...a book that would lay out 104 rational reasons why the Cubs' have not won a World Series since 1908, attempting to put to bed such notions as curses and goats. After two months of initial(and really rough) work, I contacted Brett asking for his guidance/assistance/impressions of the project. He graciously accepted, helped immensely and even wrote a really awesome foreward when the project came to fruition.
I thank all of you for making Bleacher Nation the thriving on-line community that it is. Without Bleacher Nation, I would have never been inspired to write on the blog...which directly resulted in me being a published author six months later. It truly is a dream come true...a dream that was only made possible because of Brett Taylor and the people who frequent this site...for that I am eternally grateful.
I will be posting some of the "Reasons" throughout the week as a bit of a preview. I thank any of you in advance who choose to acquire this book...and please know that my goal in all of this was just to entertain and enlighten the greatest, most passionate fans in the universe.
I will have one of the reasons up later in the day....
Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart.
Go Cubs and No Goats!