With the arrival of spring time comes new hope and new energy, among the list of things that philosophers like to wax poetically about this time of the year.
For the Reds, it also represented new opportunity. That being, a chance to show that they were ready to pick up where they left off at from 2010.
It was a month with scintillating highs and humbling lows, as the walkoff style wins were a sign that this team still had the same heart and mentality as last years squad, but losses to teams that they should beat indicate that they have a target on their back that they didn't have before.
Most importantly, though, they remain in the thick of things in the NL central, and last season, it was right around this time of the year when they started to pick it up.
With the return of Johnny Cueto and Homer Bailey, plus the eventual return from Scott Rolen, that could be the case again this year.