As Chapter president, I hereby (just really like using that word) post the Cubs Chapter votes representing our contribution to the BBA (Baseball Bloggers Alliance) tallying of votes for the NL Pitcher of the Year, aka The Walter Johnson Award. Here is how our chapter voted: First place Roy Halladay. Second Place: Ubaldo Jiminez. Third Place: Tim Hudson.
Month: October 2010
Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) Chicago Cubs Chapter announces vote for NL Goose Gossage AwardDailies
As Chapter president, I am hereby posting our votes for the recipient of the NL Goose Gossage Award (Top Reliever). First place: Brian Wilson. Second Place: Billy Wagner. Third Place: Heath Bell.
BBA Chicago Cubs Chapter Voting Results for NL Rookie of the Year (The Willie Mays Award)Dailies
The Chicago Cubs Chapter, which includes myself and other Cub bloggers signed on as members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance(see the list in the post below this one) have voted for NL rookie of the year, or as the BBA calls it, our Willie Mays Award.
Chicago Cubs Chapter of the BBA votes for NL Manager of the Year (The Connie Mack Award)Dailies
Had Mike Quade been the Cubs manager and posted an over.600 winning percentage for all of 2010, I do believe the Cubs Chapter would have unanimously voted for Mike Quade for NL Manager of the Year (winner of the BBA- Baseball Bloggers Alliance– Connie Mack Award). Considering he came in late in the season to relieve Lou of his duties, voting for our own didn’t make a lot of sense. As fans we may be die-hard Cubs, but when it comes to recognition and deserving talent as recipients of year-end awards, you have to go with your head.
- Chicago (NL): Another Cubs Blog
- Chicago (NL): Bullpen Brian
- Chicago (NL): Clark-Addison Cubs Fan Blog
- Chicago (NL): Lakeview Nights
- Chicago (NL): The Outfield Ivy
- Chicago (NL): Prose and Ivy
- Chicago (NL): The Win Flag
The Qualm After The StormDailies
Oct 15th. That is my son’s due date.
About a week ago my wife and I finished up cleaning the entire apartment. They call it ‘the nesting period’ according to our very expensive and nearly as informative child care/lamaze classes. Talk about thorough, it wasn’t short of a visit to the ER to make sure my thumb was ok after cutting it while, none other than…scrubbing the tub. After an hour in the ER, some hospital glue and a ‘have a nice day’, we were on our way home to finish up and situate the nest to a level classified: Ready For Baby. (I’m fine, thanks for asking).
Things were cleaned, arranged just so. Nightlights were placed, sheets were laid down and curtains were put up. All that needed to happen was the baby’s actual arrival.
AND THEN….the storm came.
It rained extremely hard last Thursday night here in NYC and apparently a drain on our terrace area was blocked. By about six leaves mind you. This was just enough to cause a flood in our bedroom and living room. Classification now: Nowhere Near Ready for Baby. All of a sudden there is a ton of work to do as all of the floors in our apartment need to be ripped up, gutted and replaced. Joy.