Sorry for any slowness recently. For some reason we have had a major surge in readership. We have been cycling about 7000 visitors a day, which has swallowed about 4 gig of bandwidth every 24 hours. It looks like we are going to move over to a dedicated server to keep the service fresh. For the first time that will mean serious regular expenditure just to keep Slugger up with the increased demand. You can help by supporting our advertisers, using our Amazon links to buy your books, MP3 players, DVD, etc.. If you want to reach our high level audience, take out a bespoke (funky and precisely targeted) banner ad with Messagespace. Or just do it the old fashioned way and drop us a tip through the donation button on the left hand side.