It’s Stretch Time for the CCO

No matter if you are nine or thirty-nine, the final day of the baseball season is always a sad one. After following a team day in and day out for seven months, the final out is made and then nothing. No lineups, no Pat Hughes, no first pitches, no ball fours, no home runs, no errors … just thoughts of what could have been.

It has been a long year and it is time for the CCO to take a little break but not without a few thoughts and tips of the cap …

While the season may be done, the CCO is not. It is hard to believe, but we just completed our fifth full season and will soon celebrate another anniversary. The CCO will be around during the winter but the daily articles, columns and reports might not be as frequent in the coming days.

When news breaks over the next couple of weeks, we will post it so you guys can keep up with, and discuss, the latest on the Chicago National League Ball Club … plus you can follow the CCO on Twitter for the latest news and rumors throughout the off-season.

A tip of my cap to several people that help make this site possible. First and foremost, my wife Abby, no one knows how much she deals with so her husband can have his hobby. Brandon, Brian, Patrick and Shaun for all of the hard work that helped take the CCO to a new level this season. My buddy Jim that helps me keep the CCO on the World Wide Web … and I cannot forget Mego, Hughes, Jake and ZuZu.

I would also 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 on a daily basis. And who would have thought five years later we would still have a few of originals with us like Jim from Tinley Park, Aaron, Nick, Gary, Larry, Agustin and the list could go on and on … In our short time, the CCO has come a long way. It is because of our readers that we have carved out a space in the vast Cubs blogosphere.

Thank you … and Stay Classy Cubs Fans!

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