Dodgers finish 82-80, but Grady didn’t take much consolation from the winning record. “If you’re not going to the playoffs, you lost, and we all realize that,” he said. “People talk about being proud of being over .500 for the year, but we aren’t going to the postseason, so in my heart, we lost.” … I’m going to try to keep this blog going to some degree over the winter, but I won’t be posting every day. I’ll also be posting some during the playoffs, just my thoughts on some of the games, especially in the National League. I look forward to settling into the couch and taking in tomorrow’s tiebreaker between the Padres and the Rockies. Mostly, I just look forward to the coming winter, which will include a Thanksgiving vacation to Maui with my daughter and my mom, a couple of weeks in Arkansas over the Holidays and a few days in Nashville for the winter meetings. Mostly, though, it will include a LOT of down time, when I can hopefully start losing some of the 20 or so pounds I put on during the season. As we come to the end, I want to thank all of you for reading this blog and for some of the great responses I have received from you, both in your comments and in your emails directly to me. … And, even though I’m glad the 2007 season is over, I’m already looking forward to spring training. Have a great winter, everyone.