It is mid-March and all I want to do is revel in the first signs of spring.
The phenomena know as spring training commenced last month. For the uninitiated or uninterested, this means that professional baseball has awakened from its winter hibernation. Players who have signed major or minor league contracts have gathered in Florida or Arizona to wash off the winter sleep and prepare for the coming season. It is the best of times. No one has lost a meaningful game yet. Past failures or even successes are sublimated to unbridled expectations. [Read more…]