You can't slow it down, much less stop it from arriving.
No matter how much you fight it, "It's Goin' Down" in less than a week.
"It," of course is the start of the 2013 MLB regular season, where the games count and, for the most part, legitimate major league talent is on the field at all times.
When it comes to each team's schedule to start the season, reactions vary. Some teams face a relatively easy path into May, while others will have to fight and claw their way to a .500 record at the end of the season's first month.
For others, picking up a handful of victories is really all that can be expected, as a brutal April schedule awaits.
Yet no matter what lies ahead, there isn't a team in the league that isn't looking forward to hearing two words that, when combined, form one of the sweetest sounds imaginable: the umpire's cry of, "Play ball!" in front of their home fans.
Here's a look at what each team in baseball can expect over the first month of the season—and since we're on the topic of sweet sounds, let's see if we can't find a song (in title at least) that accurately depicts how things will unfold.