I'm no meteorologist, I'm not even a groundhog, but I'm pretty sure I'm seeing signs of spring. It's not scientific. It's not even related to the weather, but it makes me feel good.

Over the past few days, pitchers and catchers arrived at baseball's spring training. If you're a baseball fan, you know what that means. It's a good day when spring training starts. If you're not a baseball fan, and you think this means nothing to you, hang on a minute!

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Let's break it down. Spring training contains the word "spring" in the title. Spring training is for baseball players, and baseball gets played in the spring and summer. More bad news for winter, right? And if that doesn't warm your winter heart yet, just take a look at the loud Hawaiin shirts all the sportscasters covering spring training for the evening news are wearing.  Take that, winter! 

Now, I know spring training changes nothing about the actual weather here in the Garden State. As a matter of fact, it's not going to do a thing about the little bit of snow expected tonight. It does help me see the light at the end of the winter tunnel. At least it's a start.