Thursday, February 12, 2009

Spring is Officially Around the Corner

Today is the day a lot of us wait for as the cold winter blows outside our doors. Today, the first pitchers and catchers report to Ft. Myers, FLA, and in the coming days they will report to other teams around Florida and Arizona. Of course, nothing earthshaking happens today, it's just the start of the 2009 campaign, and something to look forward to as we hope the worst of the winter is over.

I've updated the above countdown clock, as it is now the countdown to the first spring training game, which for the Red Sox is February 25th against Boston College at Ft. Myers.

I feel warmer already.

A happy 200th birthday to our greatest president, Mr. A. Lincoln. It's also the 200th birthday of one Charles Darwin. Weird coincidence that two men who went on to such worldwide, historical import were born on the same day.

And I also heard today that our old friend Kevin Millar has a new team, as he signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. All the best, KFC.


Michael Leggett said...

Granted that it's 53 Degrees F, but this being February, It's not all that bad, though, let's not forget that it's still Winter. Nevertheless, some Camps have started to open with Pitchers and Catchers reporting to Ft Myers and Port St Lucie:

Spring is just around the corner, which is a good sign and Baseball is that sign that Hope Springs Eternal;

Nevertheless, Alex(is)Roidriguez is such a miserable distraction, and so full of HIMSELF.

Jere said...

That's funny--last night I was watching They Might Be Giants on Conan, and I noticed they had two pictures side-by-side, Lincoln and Darwin. I had no idea there was a specific reason for this until I read your post.