Who needs a groundhog? I mean cmon, lets be honest. We rely on this wierd animal (what the heck is a ground hog anyways?) to tell us when the beginning of spring is going to be. Ok, first of all, no one believes it. No one actually thinks that the groundhog knows anything, except for the fact that some guy just drug it out of its home, kicking a screaming, because its freaking cold outside. So why do we do it? because we really don't know when the beginning of spring is. so we make it up and pawn it off on some poor defenseless animal.
But i have the answer. Thats right. I know when spring begins. the sure sign that spring has officially arrived. It all begins in 2 states: Florida and Arizona. thats right. its when the pitchers and catchers gather down there in the sunny states to start spring training. Its when the kids start headin' out to the sandlot to warm up the rusty arms. When the smell of worn in leather starts to fill the air.
It happened today. I broke out the old rawlings and headed out to the park with stormy to toss the ball around in the 55 degree weather. Spring is on its way people! ok ok, so its supposed to snow here in a few weeks, but still, its not that far away.
So after sunday we're going to hit the worst part of the year. the period between the super bowl and the start of baseball. and i'm talkin regular season, not spring training, because to watch a game you have to fly down to florida or arizona. i mean sure, we got march madness, which is pretty cool for a couple weeks, but other than that...nothing. at least this year we're spared the torment of the NHL.