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March 25, 2005

A Season with the Cubs

How long have you been a Cubs fan? What do you take for granted? How does someone who is new to all this Goat and Ivy stuff view the game, the field, the history, the team? Well, lets spend

A Season with the Cubs - Tom Young

"I grew up in Colorado (before they had an MLB team), and somehow grew up a Mets fan. Can't really explain that one. Moved to San Francisco, then Cincinnati, then Houston, and just 6 months ago to Chicago.

A die-hard baseball fan, and a lover of classic ballparks, I have thrown myself head-over-heels into the Cubs and Wrigleyville. As a new bleed-Cubbie-blue fan, I'm going to track my first season in Wrigleyville, spring training to the world series, and show what it's like to learn the emotions of a Cubs fan through complete immersion. I intend to post every game, and follow the general trend of learning what it is to be a Cubs fan." - Tom Young

Like the Cubs' season, A Season with the Cubs started a little over a month ago. His first post proclaims that Nomar has reported to camp. He then writes about his experiences trying to get tickets. There are posts about injuries, games, players, and managers. Go check it out, its interesting.

A Season with the Cubs' RSS feed (syndication) is available at: http://seasonwiththecubs.blogspot.com/atom.xml

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Update 3:28 p.m.

There is also another Cubs message board that I have added to the CBA Cubs Sites list, it is called Bleacher Bum Hangout.

Update April 14 11:00 a.m. CST

Strike that, the Bleacher Bum Hangout has gone home for the night. But, the proprietors have started a new blog: Throw it Back.

Posted by Byron at 3:16 PM | Comments (1)

March 21, 2005

CubTracker

From Gas City Indiana, Cubs Blog Army Cent Com presents:

CubTracker - T Miles

"Kinda offbeat, [just ask family, friends, my dog] Here are my musings on Cubs, Baseball & Sports. I will try to be unique and submit other stuff that maybe you won't see in everyone else's blogs." - T Miles

CubTracker has just started and has one post so far. T Miles talks about his experiences as a young kid getting to be the Cubs honorary bat boy for the day. Go ahead, have a visit, and keep coming back for more CubTracker.

CubTracker's RSS feed (syndication) is available at: http://cubtracker.blogspot.com/atom.xml

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Posted by Byron at 2:38 PM

March 18, 2005

CBA E-mail #7: New, Old, Moving, and Listening Blogs

From: byron@thecubdom.com
To: -- Cubs Blog Army --

Date: March 18, 2005
Time: 21:57:09

Subject: CBA Email #7: New, Old, Moving, and Listening Blogs

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Greetings Cubs Blog Army!

Wow, I can't believe its been over a month since the last update went out! Time has flown this Spring and spring training is moving along quite quickly.

Since the last update email, the CBA has grown by several new members. I encourage you to come by the CBA site (cubsblogarmy.com) and update your blogrolls. Our newest members:

Cub Town: http://cubtown.baseballtoaster.com/
WGN Sports Baseball Blog: http://wgntv.trb.com/sports/custom/weblog/wgnsports/
From the Corner of Grace and Wayne: http://graceandwayne.blogspot.com/
Goodbye 1908, Hello 2005: http://davecubsfan.blogspot.com/
The Cubs Scout: http://cubscouter.typepad.com/
I-55 Rivalry: http://www.timlybarger.com/2005Cubs.htm
Cubscast.com: http://cubscast.com/
The Cub Cave: http://cubcave.blogspot.com/
CubsBlog: http://chicagonlbaseball.blogspot.com/

A quick count tells me that this brings the CBA to 62 regularly updated blogs. That sure is a lot of variety to choose from. It also makes it difficult to keep up with the entire CBA. This is where syndication (RSS) comes in.

A few emails back I went into detail about RSS and its merits, so I'll save the sermon. Instead if you don't know what RSS is, and you want more readers, please visit cubsblogarmy.com/startupguide.html and read about it. I encourage all CBA bloggers out there to register your RSS feed with sportsblogs.org, it helps many readers stay current.

I also have a few other announcements: End the Drought and Let's Play Two have come back from a winter of hibernation. If you haven't been back in a while, or had dropped your link, go check them out again.

Also, Miss Fantastick of When is Next Year? has moved her URL to http://baseballmadness.blogspot.com/ Please visit and update your links.

I also wanted to mention one of the new blogs in particular, CubsCast.com. As opposed to a regular blog, these fellows are running a podcast site. Think a radio segment or two of Cubs talk. They are very entertaining, so if you haven't go check them out.

Finally, the 'e-mail the CBA form' is back up and working at CubsBlogArmy. So if you need to email the entire CBA for legitimate purposes, feel free to use it.

Thanks everybody and keep up the good work.

Go Cubs,
Byron Clarke

CubsBlogArmy.com
TheCubdom.com
GoatRiders.org

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If this is your first CBA update, I have recently added you to the list. If you would like this to be your last CBA update, please email me at byron@thecubdom.com and I will promptly remove you from my list.

Posted by Byron at 9:57 PM

March 15, 2005

CubsBlog

The CBA grows again...

CubsBlog - ChicagoBlogger

"Stating the obvious, telling the Emperor he is not wearing any clothes (that means you, Dusty) and breaking through the cronyism, party line, and sheer laziness of Chicago sportswriters to "believe what the Cubs want them to believe." Apologies to Phil Rogers and Jay Mariotti, who alone make the analysis around here bearable" - Chicagoblogger

This is day eight of CubsBlog. So far, 'chicagoblogger' has covered topics such as Mark Prior and Kerry Wood, Steroids, Steroids, Steroids, Defending Sammy Sosa, and praising Jay Mariotti. All that and a Shakespeare reference to boot. 'Chicagoblogger' definitely has a little different take on things than some of the other CBA writers out there, so go check it out.

CubsBlog's RSS feed (syndication) is available at: http://chicagonlbaseball.blogspot.com/atom.xml

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Update: Weds 1:57 p.m. EST

The Link to CubsBlog has been fixed. Thanks to Jason Rieger of "From the Corner of Grace and Wayne" for the heads up.

Posted by Byron at 6:46 PM | Comments (1)

March 13, 2005

The Cub Cave

Holy Cub Cave Batman!

The Cub Cave - Dirty Dan, TXGina

"The Cub Cave was started to provide not only information on the greatest team in baseball, the Cubs, but also for humurous and informative information on sports in general. Personal experiences and non-sports related topics will be posted occasionally. So generally it will be a Cubs-based blog with random entries spread between." - Dirty Dan

Dirty Dan has had his site up for a week. He started last Monday and has covered the expected topics, Kerry Wood, Who is going to close?, and game updates. He also had a post on Vegas odds. I guess the Cubs are 6 to 1. Head on over, check it out. It looks like its going to be a really good one.

The Cub Cave's RSS feed (syndication) is available at: http://cubcave.blogspot.com/atom.xml

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Posted by Byron at 8:09 PM

March 10, 2005

Cub Town at BaseballToaster.com

I spend entirely too much time trolling the CBA and other Cubs Blogs. As a result, today's happenings feel a bit more like a funeral than a birth. Today, I announce another birth, but one which poses a lot of questions that I don't have the answers to.

I give you...

Cub Town - Alex Ciepley, Derek Smart

Cubtown is written by two former Cub Reporters: Derek and Alex. Both are excellent writers and have joined a new site, baseballtoaster.com, featuring many other great writers, most of which used to reside at all-baseball.com.

In a related move, Christian Ruzich, proprietor of All-Baseball.com has announced a merger with the Most Valuable Network. His announcement is short on details, but MVN already has a Cubs affiliate Behind the Ivy. Thus, I don't know what the future of these blogs will be, but I do know that I have heard about no writer retirements, so all of your favorite writers will still be posting somewhere... and that is the crux of the matter. The writers are all staying.

I'll update this post with an RSS feed for Cub Town as soon as one becomes available... which I have heard will be this afternoon.

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Posted by Byron at 1:46 PM

March 7, 2005

Cubscast.com - Chicago Cubs Podcast

One of my favorite comics, Non-Sequitur had a funny 'funny' today. So, for all you dinosaur-blog readers, I bring you a new site which might make radio the dinosaur-podcast.

CubsCast.com - Sneetch, Lou, and Sheps

"Launched today, Cubscast.com features celebrity guest interviews, original articles, daily updated mp3 files, links to other Cubs sites, and other fantastic Cubs content. After each game this season, 3 die-hard Cubs fans will provide audio commentary, banter, friendly disagreements, and plenty of zings by way of a new form of internet broadcasting, aptly called "podcasting." " - CubsCast.com press release

I poked around their site and it looks like they are just getting going. I'll be tuning in this evening to see if I like 'em. In the mean-time, go check it out.

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They have also developed a page for you to request a link.


Incidentally, I have decided to add a new section to the CBA called Cubs Sites which will feature the pages that are regularly updated, but don't follow the blog format. If you have a favorite Cubs site, please let me know about it.

Posted by Byron at 3:05 PM


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