#BNBlogathon Check-In: Hour 24

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#BNBlogathon Check-In: Hour 24

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I am currently blogging – here, on Facebook, and on Twitter (hash tag #BNBlogathon for those who want to jump into the fray themselves) – for 40 hours straight, until a little 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, etc.), as well as a significant uptick in rumor/trade posts.

Total Posts So Far:


News and Rumors Since the Last Check-In:

This is always the toughest stretch, because not only is it the wee hours when your body is SCREAMING at you to just go to bed, there aren’t any hot, breaking rumors to get the blood pumping. So I’m left to share what the “non-waiver” part of the deadline is, Michael’s excellent off-day check-in, and a fun piece on position players pitching.

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:

Other people like to sleep, it turns out.

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

I hate it. It’s been terrible. Just so awful.

Nah, I still think it’s fine, and when they trade for another reliever today, it will have been a thoroughly successful, even if unglamorous, trade season.

Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:

Needed a double boost, first from the caffeine, and second from the can:

Where I’m Writing:

A couch.

Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:

The sun is almost coming up, and it’s just about shower time. I was saving the shower for when I needed a kick, and that moment is here.

Oh, also, this:

A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:

Latest from Bleacher Nation:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.