The slow period of Major League Baseball's offseason will be over shortly. There will soon be sunshine, fresh-cut grass, the familiar sound of bat hitting ball and springtime curveballs bouncing 10 feet in front of home plate.
Spring training is inching ever closer, folks. The voluntary reporting date for pitchers and catchers is Feb. 12, which is just a couple of weeks away.
I can't wait. Can you?
Of course you can't. We all want to see baseball again, even if it's just spring training baseball. After several chilly months of nothing but rumor-mill buzz, any of the usual sights and sounds will do.
There are, however, a few specific things worth looking forward to. Here are 15.