I was hoping this was about the Rolen quote discussing the Brewers in this article
about last night's game.
"They have a good team," Rolen said. "You can see that on paper, but I've always been a big believer in getting a few games under your belt and then seeing how well you handle things."
I love that approach to discussing a highly-touted division rival. Say things that are complimentary, but not too complimentary. Don't give them any bulletin board material.
This would be a great tone to set in the clubhouse, too. There's no need to call division rivals "whiny" and worse. Just tip your cap to 'em in the press and win on the field.