I wanted to thank everyone for the comments that have been left of late - many of which are anonymous so I have no way to thank you by name, but to Craig, Tim, Sherry, and everyone else that has been leaving their kind words - thank you!
To answer Craig's question, the league decided to take the link to my blog off of their page yesterday. Two days ago I posted a quick summary of a possible strike situation due to late salary payments by the league - apparently this was information that the league had preferred to keep private. After being told by one of the hard-working interns (seriously - these guys make this league happen) that certain officials were not happy with the content of that post, I decided to remove the post and take the option to have my blog "de-linked", instead of sending each post to the interns for screening prior to posting on the web.
This way, in the future, I can say what is on my mind without worrying about stepping on any toes, at least as far as the league is officially concerned.
Had a great trip to northern Israel today - Amit Kurz acted as tour guide and did an excellent job of sharing the cuisine, market experience, and beautiful scenery with us. Pictures will follow-