2019 #BNBlogathon Check-In: Hour 24

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2019 #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, past MLB’s July 31 Trade Deadline and through the Cubs/Cardinals game Wednesday night, 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:

Between 3am and 7am CT? Nada.

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:

I guess if you had to pick something, it’s this:

It’s not impossible for the Reds to make the playoffs – they’ve got a 4.7% chance, per FanGraphs – but to get to the division series, where pronouncements about their rotation would actually matter, they’re right around 3%. It could happen. It’s not likely.

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

I am awaiting word of a reasonably-priced, moderately-useful bench bat. That is the realistic goal today. Anything else is gravy.

Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:

Coffee. Black. And another donut.

Where I’m Writing:

I’m at the Starbucks outside Wrigley, where the ambiance is fine, but the chairs with the good tables don’t have backs. So my back is like, “Come on, man.”

How I Feel:

Good. Not super tired, actually. Stomach a little unsettled (that always happens), and definitely some brain fogginess.

Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:

Whatever it was that made me make this photoshop at like 3am:

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.