This blog, like the Reds, has lost some momentum of late. We went to Vegas and I've had a tough time getting back into the swing of things. Unlike the Reds, however, who may have turned it around again with two of three from the Cards (we're probably looking at a roller coaster ride this year with such a young team) momentum is only going to get worse for the blog. I'm leaving on Sunday to hike part of the AT with my Dad (and maybe my brother), and won't have computer access for the better part of a week. I hope you will stick with me, but all I can offer is the promise that I'll be back with a vengeance after the trip.