“Over the course of the first half of the season the Arizona Diamondbacks have been relatively injury free.” Even before the final words of that sentence left my mouth I knew I should never have said that. There are a few things that as a baseball player or fan you never mention. You don’t talk about a no-hitter while it is going on; you never comment on how quickly a game is progressing; and you definitely don’t talk about injuries. There is nothing that will jinx a team quicker than ignoring those three premises. So when I happened to mention the lack of injuries the Diamondbacks had gotten in the first part of the season I should have expected what would happen next.

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