Well, it's past the time for the national pastime to put away the old hot stove for another winter. While in many of the game's favorite cities there might still be more snowballs tossed than the baseballs - pitchers and catchers have reported, beginning another year of fun in the sun on the Grapefruit and Cactus circuits.
This is an historic year for the Dodgers. Not only are they celebrating the 50th anniversary of their move to Los Angeles...this is their final year at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida. They, like other Florida perennials before them, are heading west to new digs in Arizona. Tempe, Arizona is their current hot spot.
If you are looking for some sun, and lots of exhibition baseball, head for the Phoenix area. I've lost count of how many teams have or share facilities within about a 30 mile radius. More than half a dozen, I'm sure.
My team, the Angels, once played spring training home games at the late Gene Autry's mecca in Palm Springs.
But now, we look ahead. How about your team? Thoughts? Hopes? Predictions? Pictures? They're all welcome here until that day when the author once said the "life begins"...Opening Day.