A few notes before the process begins anew: - I've spent the last few days in rural Tennessee visiting my parents and going to Minor League Baseball games to <a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/tennessee-smokies-b.jpg">have my picture taken with wandering miscellanea</a>, so I've been a little out of the loop and apologize for any errant e-mail responses or the slight shortness of this week's report.