As always, with apologies to Peter King...
- I think, first off, I'd like to thank all you readers out there. We all appreciate the well wishes on the award, but it's because of all of you who read, comment and shape our views of the Astros that make writing for this site mean the most. Like I said last night, the most rewarding part of writing for this site is the interaction with the readers. You guys rock!
- So does the writing staff here. No one could produce this much content day in and day out, which is why we have so many excellent writers contributing on here. It also speaks to the general atmosphere cultivated by all the previous guys who ran this site all the way back to when it started in 2005.
- Now that that's out of the way, I'd also like to apologize to David Carpenter. Apparently, I angered you or the Baseball Gods when I called you out this week. That was not my intention and I'm really glad to see your major league debut go so well. If it was a reverse-jinx I put on him, does saying something nice about him mean he's going to bomb in his net outing? Does saying he's going to bomb there then put the reverse jinx back on? I'm getting confused.