I haven’t posted in a long time, and to be honest, much of the reason lies in the fact that I did not want to jinx a team that is having a truly magical season, by any measure. I’ll be the first to admit that I should eat some crow, for all of the criticizing I’ve done in past years over the decision-making with the team. But obviously this was done out of frustration, not dislike. Since we’re coming off of a 3 game sweep at the hands of the incessantly pursuant Braves, I felt it was ok to chime back in. Not to criticize, but to be comfortable that I can break my silence without jinxing the team. I still feel confident about winning the division. We hit a speed bump this weekend. But still maintaining a 5 1/2 game lead after that is our reward for building such a cushion throughout a consistent and sometimes dominant regular season up until this point. Let straighten this out against the Dodgers, lock down the division, and continue to fight for the best record in the NL and the home-field advantage that goes with it.