Normally, I don’t tire of winter until March rolls around. This year, I was tired of winter shortly after stepping off the plane that brought us back to Madison in mid-January. Sarah thinks the reason for my lack of winter tolerance this year is a combination of my time at the South Pole combined with a colder than normal snap during January and February. The seventeen inches of snow we got over the past four days certainly didn’t help matters much either. Whatever the reason, I’m excited that baseball season will soon be upon us.

The Twins kick off their spring training games tomorrow night against the Red Sox in Ft. Meyers, Florida. I’ve never had the urge to attend spring training games before, but this year I’ve got more than an urge, I’ve got an itch that wants to be scratched.

While it seems unlikely that I’ll make it to Florida this year for a game, I’m committed to going to a spring training game next year. So, if you’re at all interested in coming with me, drop me a line and let’s work something out as the day gets closer.