Time for the Stretch

Let me hear ya! A one … a two … a three … The nearly nine-month journey that began in Mesa back in February has come to an end. There is no reason for me to rehash what went wrong for the 2009 Chicago Cubs … you know what happened. You lived through every pitch of every inning just like I did. With that said, I truly believe that one person is not responsible for this past year, it was a team effort, or lack there of, from the players on the field, to the coaches, to the front office, it was a group effort.

The Chicago Cubs have a very important off-season ahead of them and the CCO will be along for the ride. From every Hot Stove rumor to the official announcement that the Ricketts Family is the new owner of the organization, the CCO will have daily updates and news as soon as it happens. But for now, we are going to take a break …

When news happens over the next couple of weeks, we will post it so you guys can read about it and discuss it … but the daily posting will not resume for a while.

I would like to take a minute to thank all of the readers of the CCO … the truest definition of the Cubs’ Faithful. You guys fuel the fire on the site with your daily banter. There are a few people that more than deserve a tip of the cap from me. First and foremost my wife Abby. Brian and Shaun, my partners on the CCO Radio. Nate for his minor league updates earlier in the year and my buddy Jim that helps me keep the site on the World Wide Web.

I encourage all of you to follow the CCO on Twitter. The CCO was one of the first Cubs blogs on Twitter and during our time off that would be the best way to know when we have posted new content on the site. Also, don’t forget the CCO Community Blog. That is a great way to read (as well as post) different views on the Chicago Cubs from the Faithful.

The CCO will celebrate its fourth anniversary in October. In our short time we have come a very long way … and its because of our readers we have carved out a space in the vast Cubs blogosphere.

Thank you … and we will return soon. It’s just the beginning of what should be a very exciting off-season.

Stay Classy Cubs Fans!

Quote of the Day

"The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare." - Bobby Knight
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