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The CBA has been AWOL for a while, but please check out the great Cubs blogs of the Cubs Blog Army.

waxpaperbeercup

October 12, 2009

One of the most prolific Cubs Twitterers (tweeters?) is waxpaperbeercup, formerly of 1060 West. Along with the tremendous tweets, we also have the equally fabulous blog:

waxpaperbeercup

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WPBC is one of your best sources for following the Cubs sale process as Sam Zell tries to unload the team to Tom Ricketts. Happy reading!

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Lou Brock Fan Club asks: Soto or Hill

September 27, 2009

There's a good post over at the Lou Brock Fan Club, asking where the likes of Geovany Soto and Koyie Hill line up on the Cubs depth chart. (Link)

Phil steps back and looks at the statistical comparison between Soto and Hill and concludes:

With starts fairly evenly divided between the two men, the Cubs are a laboratory right now in the effect of catching intangibles-pitch selection and general in-game captaincy and coaching-on the outcome of a game.

It's a good read. Go read it. (Link)

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Andre Dawson for the Hall of Fame

August 2, 2009

I was excited about this blog when it hit my inbox. The concept is long overdue, and I completely agree with the sentiment, so without further adieu:

Andre Dawson for the Hall of Fame
Hi Byron,

I wanted to invite you to visit my blog, Andre Dawson for the Hall of Fame, www.hawk4thehall.blogspot.com. If you enjoy it, I would love to be added to Cubs Blog Army.

Thanks,
Charley

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Huge Discounts this week at Wrigley Done Right Rooftop

June 16, 2009

Wrigley Done Right has plenty of tickets available for the Cubs/Sox games and Cubs/Indians games this week. They are partnering with the My Wrigleyville.com store to offer discounted Rooftop tickets. So, if you're thinking about going to the game, click on the link below, and make sure to use coupon code: CBA.

Current Deals:

• Wed, 6/17 @ 1:20pm ... Cubs/Sox ... $75 (was $250)
• Thu, 6/18 @ 1:20pm ... Cubs/Sox ... $75 (was $250)
• Fri, 6/19 @ 1:20pm ... Cubs/Cleveland ... $75 (was $225)
• Sun 6/21 @ 1:20pm ... Cubs/Cleveland ... $75 (was $200)

Get Cheap Cubs Rooftop tickets

Posted by Byron at 10:31 AM | Comments (0) | Bookmark and Share

Duh-de-duh, duh-de-duh!

May 29, 2009

Congratulations to Jay of Bush League Times for hitting the big-time. In case you missed it, Bush League Times was featured on ESPN's Blog Buzz on Thursday. Here's his pithy comment that elevated him, like cream, to the top.

"Now Bradley would have us believe that the umpires get together to perfect their conspiracy of a .186 hitter? Has it occurred to Bradley that maybe, as a .186 hitter, he doesn't have the unparalleled knowledge of the strike zone that he thinks he has?"
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Lou Gehrig Day at Wrigley Field

April 7, 2009

From the mailbag:

Catch the Chicago Cubs Take on the Cincinnati Reds at the Les Turner ALS Foundation's 15th Annual Lou Gehrig Day at Wrigley Field

Don't miss the excitement at the Les Turner ALS Foundation's 15th Annual Lou Gehrig Day at Wrigley Field on Sunday, July 26. The event begins at 11:00a.m. with a two-hour pre-game party at the Vic Theatre emceed by 93XRT's Lin Brehmer followed by a 1:20p.m. match up between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds at historic Wrigley Field.

Guests will enjoy unlimited food and beverages provided by Lou Malnati's Pizza and Goose Island Beer Company, an exciting raffle and live auction and a terrace reserved ticket to the game. One lucky auction bidder will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the game and four attendees will have their photograph taken in Wrigley Field's on-deck circle.

Tickets:
$110 per person
$85 children 10-years-old and under

Inquire about premium seating packages.

Tickets can only be purchased by contacting 847-679-3311 or by visiting www.lesturnerals.org. All proceeds benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation.

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CaberLee - Derrek Lee releases Charity wine

April 6, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Mark Buehrle & Derrek Lee Unveil Charity Wines

CROSSTOWN BASEBALL RIVALS TEAM UP FOR CHARITY

Two local baseball heroes have teamed up with Charity Wines to raise some big league dollars for some very worthy causes. The North Side will be represented by slugging first baseman Derrek Lee while the South Side will feature mainstay ace pitcher Mark Buehrle. These men join a strong group of stand-up athletes across the country to launch wine labels in the name of charity. 100% of their proceeds go directly to the charity of the player's choosing.

 - Derrek Lee's CaberLee wine benefits his 1st Touch Foundation, which creates opportunities, positive change, and hope for our youth striving to overcome challenges beyond their control.

 - Mark Buehrle's Buerhlot wine benefits the Hope Rescues animal shelter in Alton, Illinois. Mark has been active with organizations helping animals for the majority of his career and has recently become more involved with the Hope Rescues shelter.

The names CaberLee and Buehrlot are word plays on varietals Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and are California appellations. They are expected to retail for about $13 a bottle. Both went on sale to retailers this week, and will be available to the general public beginning in June throughout the Chicago area wherever wine is sold, and online at www.charitywines.com.
Posted by Byron at 8:25 PM | Comments (0) | Bookmark and Share

Cubs Diamond

March 31, 2009

Fresh from the inbox!

Cubs Diamond
Hey... Read your post:

We have a new Cubs blog that is going to be active during this upcoming season. Would appreciate a link or a review at Cubs Blog Army some point if you have a slot.

Thanks,
Knup

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Posted by Byron at 9:11 AM | Comments (0) | Bookmark and Share

Bleacher Nation

March 16, 2009

Here's another new blog that got going over the offseason. If you're new to the Cubs Blogging Scene for 2009, shoot me an email and I'll plug your site!

Bleacher Nation
Hi Byron -

I wanted to let you know that I have started a new "serious" Cubs blog called Bleacher Nation (www.bleachernation.com). I really enjoy doing the parody article thing at The Cubs Brickyard, but at the same time, I'm itching to do some serious articles and try out some new things that just wouldn't work at The Brickyard.

So as for what Bleacher Nation is all about...

Bleacher Nation provides "insightful, analytical, and humorous Cubs commentary." Just kidding. Yes, in large part, it'll be like most of the other Cubs blogs out there: we'll report the news, give our thoughts, try to be funny and interesting while we do it, and then show unnecessary but lovely pictures of hot chicks. Though that will be the bulk of what we do, something a little different is that we plan on also covering the "Cublogoverse," itself. So not only is Bleacher Nation the place to find news, rumors and gossip about the Cubs, it's also the place to find news, rumors and gossip about the blogs that love them.

Thanks so much for considering Bleacher Nation for inclusion in the Army (and for including The Brickyard).

Ace
Editor in Chief
Bleacher Nation
www.bleachernation.com

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Posted by Byron at 6:16 PM | Comments (0) | Bookmark and Share

1060 West Addison: Cubs Blog

March 2, 2009

It's time for a little spring cleaning. We're going to do this in a FIFO manner. (First in, First out for you non-accountants out there.)

1060 West Addison
I run a Cubs blog over on MLB Blogs and have been doing it all year and just found the CBA. Could you add a link to my Cubs blog? Thanks!. - Andrew Shaffer

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