July 11, 2008
“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.