I know RN contributor Chris makes fun of me for my sentimental, gooey, “mystique of baseball” perspective on the game, but I’m going to link this article by Jim Morris in the DDN anyway:

Yes, it can be zero degrees with blizzard conditions around here, but the glow of the beginning of baseball warms my spirits….

Sure hope that doesn’t happen this season. But, hey, they haven’t hurled the first pitch or taken the first swing of a bat. We should give them the benefit of the doubt.

This week, it doesn’t matter how the team shapes up. Not yet. What matters is that this weekend it all begins again.

Even anticipating spring training makes me feel good.

Read the entire piece here.