Just 11 days ago, old weather-predicter Punxsutawney Phil crawled outta his warm bed and blasted us with his “6 weeks more of winter forecast”! Well, even though I look out at the snowy, blustery, chilling day, I hear the “crack of the bat”, and feel the warm sunshine on my face…ALMOST!! See, today pitchers and catchers from my beloved Pittsburgh Pirates report to Bradenton, Florida to start prepping for another baseball season! Workouts start tomorrow, with position players getting there Friday, and the first scrimmage will be against Baltimore in just TWO WEEKS! So, to me, it is a formality..in my mind Springtime officially starts right about now. So, Let’s Go Bucs!!!