It’s close enough now that you can think of our favorite vender warming up his voice for “Dehydration Just Say No; Rehydration Just Say Yo!”. But if you want a by-the-second countdown, and if you need to fess up like Rogers Horsnby, there is a Spring Training Countdown site for you.
Forget what Punxsatawney Phil has to say. There aren’t six weeks left to winter when you’re in Clearwater, Florida. Once there by month’s end, the Punx’s forecast a distant thought, I’ll be looking at an equally valid forecast for the Phillies’ fate this season. Given that we’re a team of geezers hoping to stay injury free for a shot at finishing above .500, I’m going to use another comeback artist to forecast. If Art Garfunkel’s voice holds out for his Capitol Theater Performance on February 27, the Phillies will have six good weeks to open the season. Keep the Starbucks brewing for me, Bridget.