I know spring is coming now, and not just because the days are getting longer and, when the wind's right, you can almost smell it in the air even though the mercury struggles to crawl out of the 30s most days.
Here's how I know: Because I turned on the radio this week, and I heard that TinCaps tickets were officially on sale.
Here's also how I know: Because this morning, when I was slaloming through the parking lot at Starbucks, I happened to look across the street and see what was hanging on the Parkview Field fence.
It was a banner that read "First Pitch." Underneath was a number: 43.
Forty-three days until first pitch.
I won't write a more beautiful sentence today.