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Could it be Spring in the snowy air?

Asked by dpworkin (27085points) February 15th, 2010

The Red Sox equipment truck just arrived in Ft. Myers. Pitchers and Catchers arrive Thursday. To me, this is a little bit of heaven. How about you?

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NaturalMineralWater's avatar

I was a red sock when i was 11. This time of year certainly brings the magic back! There’s something about baseball that cannot be matched by any other sport. But that’s coming from the kid who dug his cleats into the dirt in slow motion, glanced at the chalk outlines, spit across home plate, watched as the pitcher slowly wound up, followed the ball as it flew toward the bat, felt my heart jump up into my brain when I saw the ball fly toward center field, felt it jump all the way out of my body as it disappeared over the outfield wall, barely felt the touch of the bases on my toes as I flew past and rounded third for home with a grin that said I don’t care about anything else in the world right now. The entire time around the bases I was overloaded with awesome.. the smell of the freshly cut grass, popcorn, the scream of the fans, the look of surprise on my coaches face, the scuffed up dirt and the grass stained jersey I wore, the scoreboard kid hiding behind the scoreboard at center field…..

Gahd, I wish I could describe it to you.

jonsblond's avatar

My little bit of heaven is slowly slipping away. I’m going to miss the snow.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

No spring here! We’re so piled up with snow that we won’t see the gound for months yet. :-(

janbb's avatar

Off to England to meet up with my husband’s family for a family get together. Gonna see both my sons, daughter-in-law and grandson Jake who all live far away from me. That’s putting some spring in my step today, even though the weather will be cold and rainy there.

marinelife's avatar

It does not seem like it right at this moment when all I see when I look outside is snow—with more on the way tonight.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I just heard snowmobiles outside as I was reading your question,so I’ll have to say no.The snow just gives me more time to plan my garden:)

dpworkin's avatar

Spring Training is starting so soon! This doesn’t make you happy? Where are the baseball fans?

KhiaKarma's avatar

I feel the same way when I realize crawfish season has started!

Parrappa's avatar

@dpworkin, one right here! Spring training may be starting soon, but there is snow everywhere on the east coast so it’s tough for me to even think about baseball yet. That’s what I love so much about the sport though, it marks the beginning of the best time of the year!

jonsblond's avatar

@dpworkin I’m not a baseball fan, I enjoy football, but it seems that there really aren’t that many sports fans on Fluther. I could be wrong, but whenever a Super Bowl question was asked there were more comments about the commercials. sigh

gailcalled's avatar

@dpworkin: In your ‘hood, the weeping willows are getting that yellow, hazy look, the buds on the lilacs are just starting to swell, the daffodil leaves are up ½”, and you can cut forsythia branches and force them to bloom inside. Baseball, schmaseball.

Broken_Arrow's avatar

Nothing says spring like a snow storm.

KhiaKarma's avatar

I’m not really into baseball specifically, but this question is getting me excited that Spring is indeed right around the corner…..not that we have any snow here, or anything.

dpworkin's avatar

Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne,
And smale foweles maken melodye,
That slepen al the nyght with open eye-
(So priketh hem Nature in hir corages);
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages
And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes
To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
And specially from every shires ende
Of Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende,
The hooly blisful martir for to seke

john65pennington's avatar

Not if you consider that it snowed in Rome. the weather is really screwy. i just counted seven red cardinals in my back yard. does this mean anything? or, is this enough for a baseball team?

Trillian's avatar

We got another two inches here this am, and it looks like we may get some more this evening and tomorrow. However, I went up to the store today and wandered back to the gardening section. I was looking at bulbs and decided to come back in another week or so. Hmmm. Mayber there is spring in the air.

janbb's avatar

@dpworkin Ah – just talk English, why don’t you?

Toronto Blue Jays play NY Yankees March 6. Yippee!

nope's avatar

So many people talking about snow, snow, snow…meanwhile, where I live, it’s nearly 60 degrees in February (which is unusual), and the flowers and trees have all been fooled into thinking it’s time to bloom. I wonder what everything will look like in April & May, after the cherry trees and rhododendrons have all lost their flowers…

How could any red-blooded baseball fan NOT be excited, snow or no snow? I can hardly wait. And the best part about it is, EVERY fan out there can be filled with hope at this time of year, believing that all those moves made by their teams’ managements will work, and their team will have a shot. Even if the trades and signings don’t work in the end, we still get at least a couple of months of dreams, and for some of us, those dreams will start to come true. Others of us, those dreams will be dashed once again to the ground. But that’s baseball!

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