Capistrano can have its swallows, farmers can have their almanac, and Punxsutawney can have its groundhog but baseball fans everywhere know that the surest sign that spring is in the air is when Cactus League and Grapefruit League tickets go on sale.

The mere mention of Spring Training will put most baseball fans into a trance. They are whisked away from the frozen landscape and accumulating snow; transported to places with perpetual sunshine and blue cloudless skies.

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