This is always an odd time of year. The days are getting shorter and football season begins to bleed into baseball. It's a juggling act at times.
This week is a good example. Four high school football stories, one Bengals column, a monthly minor-league baseball piece and my typical Reds coverage all deadlining at once. Strange.
Anyway, tonight it's back to Great American Ball Park for the first time in more than a week. The momentum of a 10-game road winning streak has vanished with back-to-back losses, but third place is still within a reasonable reach for the Reds.
I hear Reds COO John Allen had some venom in his voice when he shot down the Griffey trade rumors yesterday. Looking forward to learning more about that tonight.
Also, hoping see Chris Haft who used to cover the Reds for the Enquirer and later MLB.com. Chris is now the Giants beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News. He's one of the good guys in this business.