Marcum and Neyer
As a habitual Rob Neyer reader, this piece on the Jays caught my eye.
The finishing quote, after Rob gives his reasons why he distrusts the Jays' start: "I wish I had better news.... But I just don't see these Jays as better than a .500 team, and I think they're probably more likely to finish below than above."
I'm not one to try his hand at forecasting the future, whether in politics, weather, or sports. There's too much uncertainty. Unless key injuries pop up, I'm going to keep on riding the optimistic wave -- even though I understand where Rob's coming from and see the potential pitfalls.
It helps, too, that I didn't expect as much from this year as I expect in the years to come, so all of this current success is gravy.
(Our game tonight is currently being threatened by a potentially toxic scrap-iron fire. Man oh man.)