The snow continues to blanket my back yard and the temperature is in the high-twenties, but the long, hard winter is over, as far as I’m concerned.

Cincinnati Reds pitchers and catchers report to spring training today. All is right with the world.

Yeah, a bunch of players reported early, but today’s the official start of spring camp. The Reds are optimistic. Edinson Volquez is there, working hard, with a sunny disposition. Cincinnati even has an “Ocho Uno” in camp.

Yes, all is right with the world. Baseball is back.