I'm quite a ways from Chicago for starters. I have always depended on Al Yellon and Bruce Miles for everything Cubs. Lately the Daily Herald required a paid subscription for readers. That basically took those of us that read Bruce Miles daily Blogs and reports out of the loop. I could pay the subscription but I feel its a rip off.
I have read every writer's material that covers the Chicago Cubs. I have found over many years that both Al Yellon and Bruce Miles are the best in the business. With Bruce now out of the mix, it makes Al Yellon that much more important to me.
The point of this thread mostly is to thank him for the time he spends both covering and reporting all things Cubs. I'm quite sure he's not paid for what he's worth to do what it is he does.
Speaking from within, I don't agree with either Bruce or Al's Cubs opinions 100% of the time. Matter of fact there are several both Chicago writer's and bloggers' opinions I don't agree with all the time.
The thing I've always liked about both Al and Bruce is the fact that they're not afraid to both write and defend their opinion. They're both readily accessible. I know this isn't Bruce's Blog. Both defend and blog their opinions.
Al Yellon, I have followed you from hundreds of miles away for many many many years. I for one have no clue how you even write about this pathetic bs of a team daily. Whatever drives you, it entertains me somehow daily. I brew a cup of coffee and light up every day and read your work b4 I go to work daily.
From the bottom of my heart, Thank You for what you do. I absolutely appreciate the time you spend doing what it is you do. I appreciate you giving/defending your opinion. Me personally I doubt I will ever agree with yours always but I love the fact you both say/defend it with conviction. Please don't ever let that deter that from writing what it is you feel from your heart.
BCB has always been a well read blog and will always be, please keep up the conversation piece you allow those of us that live way far away to be apart of of . Sometimes I feel you are way under appreciated and I want to remind you that you are everything but.