Gone are the salted roadways in the city and snowdrifts in the suburbs. Here are the pretty palm trees and the sun-soaked grass fields. Although spring training doesn't officially begin for the Phillies until Wednesday's first workout for pitchers and catchers, most of the players, coaches and front office members already have escaped their winter homes and found refuge in Clearwater. Regardless of where you're at, it's the time of the year when everyone can daydream of first place, when the previous year's standings are wiped clean and when even the most pessimistic fan can be hopeful.
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