Cubs Den wins Blog Award

Tom and I are proud to announce that Cubs Den won the 2012 Billy & Fergie Award for Best Cubs Website/Blog Multiple Author as presented by Boys of Spring.

Boys of Spring is an excellent blog run by Tim Sheridan and is one of my go-to places during spring training.  You can check out Tim's blog and the presentation video here.  Our award as introduced by Fergie Jenkins himself!

Considering the excellent blogs that were nominated for the same award, we're honored to have been chosen.

According to the the site, "the awards (other than the Ryno) were decided by a panel, who looked at many different components, some of which included, ease of use, depth of coverage, community, design, and content. The Ryno award for fan favorite was decided by a fan vote during spring training."

We feel the community here is a big part of this blog, so our thanks and part of this award goes out to our great readers and commenters as well.

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    Congrats! It's well deserved.

  • In reply to brober34:

    Thanks brober!

  • The go to place for the serious Cubs fan, way to go!

  • In reply to peabodydg:

    Thank you for that, peobodydg!

  • Congrats John & Tom! Well deserved recognition for all of your hard work and thoughtfulness in putting together this amazing blog.

  • In reply to Ryno2Grace:

    Thank you Ryno2Grace!

  • Kudos!! Well deserved. You are informative but I also appreciate that you maintain a sense of humor and show respect to all.

  • In reply to Hubbs16:

    Thanks Hubbs! Appreciate that. While we don't consider ourselves a humor site, I think we have a very subtle humor here, more tongue in cheek than snark, so glad you picked up on that!

    And I'm very proud of the respect everyone shows to each other on this site. Lots of disagreements, but it's never personal.

  • Congrats to you and Tom! Some very well deserved recognition for a fantastic and informative blog and keeping the tone respectful and friendly.

  • In reply to Pura Vida:

    Thanks everyone! You guys are a huge, huge part of this. Baseball is supposed to be fun, that is what we try do here. Though it may not be a fun season :(

  • In reply to Pura Vida:

    Thanks Pura Vida! Appreciate the kind words!

  • Great work John! Thanks for bringing some legitimacy to ChicagoNow, something I've been slacking on my entire career here. Congratulations and keep up the award-winning work!

  • In reply to TRSlyder:

    Ha! Thank you but I wouldn't say you're a slacker. I love those lists. They crack me up. Read them all the time. Here's the link for those interested...

  • Congratulations!! This is well desrved . Cubs Den is a manditory daily stop for any serious Cubs fan. Cant wait for the Cubs Den mock draft for the upcoming amatuer draft!! Hint Hint :)

  • In reply to Bryan Craven:

    Thanks Bryan! I will have a mock draft, though I usually don't do them this early. Too many things can happen right now, but it is starting to take shape.

  • Congratulations John & Tom! Still reading every day, keep up the great work & dedication, it's very much appreciated, and I'm glad to see it being recognized.

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    Thanks ChiRy. Great hearing it from one of Cubs Den first readers/commenters!

  • Congrats John!! An award most deserved, now more people will know the obvious , that your site IS the best.

  • In reply to Steve Flores:

    Thanks Steve! I think you and ChiRy were among the first two to comment when I first started this thing. You and all the readers/commenters deserve a lot of credit for helping us grow.

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    Awesome, you guys deserve it.

  • In reply to Michael Caldwell:

    Thanks Michael!

  • In reply to Michael Caldwell:

    And, of course, thanks for your great contributions, both as a commenter and guest poster!

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    No surprise to me, John. Always thought you have a great 'site. Keep up the good work.

  • Thanks Ray...and thanks for your contributions.

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    In reply to John Arguello:

    You are welcome, John. Here's hoping we both get to see the Cubs win the World Series at least once within the next 5 seasons.

  • Congrats Tom and John!! You guys have a great site and more importantly, relevant info and insight. We all pray that the Cubs are heading in the right direction, so keep up the great work!

  • In reply to BleacherBum82:

    Thank you for the kind words BleacherBum82. Appreciate it very much!

  • I just want to say thanks to everyone for the kind words today. All of you are great contributors and you help make this blog great -- you're always helping us with thought provoking comments, great ideas for articles, and even friendly criticism from time to time. It helps us keep improving!

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    Congrats John and Tom!

    And I'd also like to thank the other posters who also make this a peaceful, fun place to visit.

  • In reply to Just Win:

    Thank you Just Win...and thanks for being one of those posters!

  • In reply to Just Win:

    Agreed, thanks again everyone!

  • Congratulations John & Tom. As always I love posting here (though its not as often as I would like). I do stay tuned everyday and look forward to many more years to come. GO CUBS!

  • In reply to johnnywest333:

    Thank you, Johnny! Appreciate that... and why aren't you posting everyday? Haha. Just kidding ;) We appreciate everything you and others are able to contribute!

  • HAHA sometimes I just get so enamored at the office that I just can't think of anything good to say! lol Congrats again!

  • As someone who only recently discovered this blog, I can't claim to have helped Cubs Den win this honor, but I can certainly commend Boys of Spring for showing wisdom in selecting their winner. John and Tom, you both do an excellent job delivering a daily dose of intelligent perspective. It makes it much more fun to follow the Cubs. (Although it pains me to describe Cub fandom as "fun" for anyone but a hopeless masochist.)

    So too are the commenters a big part of what makes Cubs Den great. It's a pleasure to get such level-headed insight from the vast wasteland of the internet sports world.

  • In reply to Taft:

    Thanks Taft!

    Thanks for finding us and keep the great comments coming!

  • Congrats John! Love reading this blog everyday! Go Cubs! Great work.

  • In reply to Kyle Trompeter:

    Thanks Kyle!

  • Congratulations guys! As a die hard Cubs fan, this is the best and most comprehensive site for Cub fans. Keep up the good work!

  • In reply to Greg Shuey:

    Thanks for those kind words Greg! And thanks for reading!

  • Congrats to you guys--you definitely deserve it.

  • In reply to SVAZCUB:

    Thanks SvazCub! Appreciate that as well as your contributions

  • John - you're the best. Well deserved. You continue to be a must read and write about relavent topics very well.

  • In reply to Cubswininallin2012:

    Thanks Cubswin, appreciate the kind words!

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