As the calendar turns to the final week of January, baseball fans begin pacing back and forth waiting for that fateful day when pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. This event signifies the end of the long dark winter and the beginning of spring.
For some odd reason, this final week of January just seems to drag by. Each passing minute of each day feels like an eternity as we wait for February and the return of baseball. The Diamondbacks games that I recorded last summer have been watched and re-watched to the point that I almost have the dialog between Daron Sutton and Mark Grace memorized.